There is no way to directly control clip length from the Maschine controller but I am not sure that there is any way without opening the editor window for that sequence with the mouse either.
I see that you're still comparing Maschine and Push as Live controllers but that doesn't make too much sense and is just causing more confusion in this discussion. Since Maschine as a whole (software + hardware) integrates well with Live (whether via drag&drop/export or as a plugin), it makes more sense to compare how much control each controller has over its own software. In the case of Maschine, it's pretty much total control, while in the case of Live & Push, it only covers a fraction of what the Maschine hardware can do for its own software.
So, for example, saying "There is no way to directly control clip length from the Maschine controller" without giving context that you're actually talking about the Live software and not the Maschine software, only adds to the confusion because Maschine has always been able to directly control clip length for its software from its controller, without ever touching the mouse.
well I guess we are going to have to agree to disagree then. I have not seen anything that Push can do that the Maschine controller cannot do in Live regardless of its own software. The Maschine software was not the point at all since I keep repeating that I am talking about the controller controlling Live as I have been for some time.
Man you are hard to follow! Ok, so we're talking only about what Maschine can do as a Live controller, not what Maschine can do with it's own dedicated software. Got it.
"I have not seen anything that Push can do that the Maschine controller cannot do in Live". But haven't we discussed many of these? You've listed many yourself!
Here's a few (again)
-Browsing and opening Live devices and sounds, and Live presets, which can include plug-ins saved as racks
-Sequencing drums in drum racks (You keep saying that Maschine can input notes and I keep saying that I'm talking about step sequencing, in particular step sequencing over32 steps while you drum pads are still available). You can also change the pattern length with Push.
-Playing melodic instruments with an actual playable range. 64 pads vs. 16 just can't be compared. Push appears to be a legitimate instrument for melodic instruments. With all kinds of cool extras like the note lighting up in other positions when you play it.
-Change scales and keys of pads
-The way that Push deals with the mixer mapping is very different. You can do volume or pan or a send for one at a time on each track (up to 8 sends!), Or you can have control of volume.pan and 6 sends for a single track at once. Maschine does not have this functionality.
-I shouldn't need to go into how different session view control can be being able to control 8 tracks of 8 clips at once vs Maschines 4 tracks and 4 clips.
There are other things I'm not sure about like:
-Can maschine input notes by holding a pad, where velocity of repeated notes is determined by pad pressure? It can do it in it's own software but can it do it for drum racks? I doubt it but could be wrong.
-Can it undo recordings and automation made in Live clips like Push can? I doubt it but not sure.
Overall, it's the instrument focus of Push combined with the Session control of many pads that makes it interesting. The 16 pads of Maschine works great for MPC style drum sampler, but Push with it's 64 pads gives a pretty different feel I'm guessing.