Push controls almost every control every aspect of live and Push isn't really building on what Live does it's just simply the controller for Live that people like myself have been asking for,
No doubt Push looks great, and offers the control people have been asking for.
Not that Maschine does any of that either
BUT, can you
Adjust user waveforms in Operator
That would be a dream for sound design. It's hard to replicate that kind of functionality with any soft synth, since those kind of parameters are rarely accessible to be midi assignable. If anyone knows an exception to this I would be very interested, because then you could set it up in Maschine
Adjust Sampler Start/End points
You can do this in Maschine. I don't think you can automate it though.
Store/Recall Rack parameters
I don't see how this is not possible in Maschine. For one plug-in you just store another version with your parameter settings under a new name. For racks (Sounds in Maschine lingo) you just store a different version of your sound. Am I missing something?
Make a sequencer style melody without some wacky workaround with a drumRack and/or M4L
Pretty straight forward in Maschine. Hold the step and turn the Pitch knob to change the note.
Record Automation of Return Tracks and their racks Macros
I think you can do this in Maschine. Never done it though. Not my workflow.
load a Space Echo emulator or Reverb that sounds good
Well yeah, you need a plug-in for that in Maschine as the reverbs are not that good.
navigate to something in Arrange view and adjust anything
I think this is the biggest hole in both solutions (the "song" mode in Maschine is cumbersome) and I think this is were Push really could have made a big difference. But according to what I read: didn't.
I found Maschine to be annoying when trying to use it within Ableton.
Yeah me too: I mean the new template gives you all kind of clip launching and panning etc. options. But if you use the template you lose the ability to assign plug-in parameters (or Rack macros)to the knobs in Maschine.
So its pretty useless to me.
I bet customizing PUSH with Traktor is way easier and more flexible that it will be in Ableton Live for years.
To be fair I bet customizing Push with Traktor will be easer than customizing Maschine with Traktor.
Because it seems NI made an exception to the ease of programming Midi controllers to Traktor when it comes to Maschine.
(There is now a guy though that wrote a pretty nifty program (MachR I think) That lets you replicate the functionality if the F1 controller with Maschine.)