For your suggestion I'll try and prepare something this week... I also do take on templates by other users to improve future updates. There were recent updates for razor and massive parameter mappings for example. I'm as interested in getting that aspect as spot on as I can for my own music production as I am for the bridge. I'm addicted to the elektron gear where you get full control through the dials and I don't want Push and VST's to be an exception
There is actually a lot of extra functionality-You can use Maschine well without the extra hardware
, which suits me because I travel alot. I cannot carry two controllers.
Also importantly, Maschine is never setup for routing to Live by default! If you change a kit you have to do the routing all over again...A royal pain. The bridge solves this problem. And with the routing setup this way for every kit you can also still freeze the Maschine tracks if you have Live effects on seperate layers.
Parameter mapping is sorted for most vsts that it can be done for logically, and those great reaktor instrument (monark, razor, prism etc) presets are right at your fingertips. Normally quite a few mouse clicks away to open reaktor, load the file and get going, far enough for me to sometimes skip them if I'm in the flow. I don't need to be on push to get a benefit there, the library helps me do things faster organised in this way.
I wouldn't say its a patch solution (once was though) so much as ported presets with thought out functionality. For Ableton to achieve this through code they will have to give us an environment to do quite a number of things, which I'm sure they will achieve eventually.
The bridge hasn't covered the time I've dedicated to this process since the beginning, its more a byproduct of obsession
It's worth more than $20 as a tool to me and my friends that have helped me layout its parameters and execution. I chose that price because I wanted a point at where most people wouldn't have to be afraid of trying it out, everyone now at this stage invested in it has given it great feedback, and I have taken onboard many suggestions to make it the best tool I can.