Re: Please Mr. Cellitti help us
I'm sorry you are having difficulties getting Maschine to work exactly the way you want it to work. I understand you are frustrated, but your assessment that Maschine's sequencer is "no good" is simply misguided.
The Maschine sequencer is incredibly fast, efficient, and capable of doing every major function that a standard DAW like Logic is capable of doing in terms of MIDI sequencing. I believe Maschine is even faster and easier to use than a DAW for MIDI sequencing because it is so hands on and intuitive thanks to the controller. The fact that the updates incorporate VSTs now makes this all the more powerful. You can now create several complex sequences of a VST with VST effects on top in a fraction of the time and effort that it could be done in a DAW. That is one of the biggest draws to this product and the reason many people have embraced it.
It can be a little clumsier when trying to incorporate it into a DAW because it is a sophisticated plugin with advanced sequencing functions running INSIDE of another such product.
It is up to the users to figure out their workflow and how they wish to incorporate this phenomenal product into their current production methods. I suggest trying to drag and drop Maschine's patterns into Logics audio tracks, then work with the audio. If you need to change something, simply go in and create another pattern and drop that one. All of Maschine's patterns will be automatically synced to your Logic transport at all times. All of this can literally be done in seconds.
I'm also not sure what you mean by "numerical dial" in 16th notes, but you can draw in any note length you wish into Maschine's sequencer if that is what you mean.
By the way...who says the DAW has to rule?! There is more than one way to accomplish loop-based electronic music.... and Maschine just so happens to be one of the most refreshing, popular, and fun ways of doing this in many, many years.