So I've been using Ableton along with traktor using a rme ucx AI on a xone92, richie's setup I suppose with the exception of him using the ufx. But I've recently tried Maschine's daw with traktor in the same fashion as Ableton+traktor, so traktors audio outputs are all routed to as well as outputting from Maschine groups--deck a is group a deck b is group b and so on. Much to my satisfaction, I found this to be so much better than using Ableton. The synchronization is rock-solid, Ableton would go completely off beat on random occasions, especially if I was using a load of vst and/or midi controllers. Like Ableton, I am able to use plugins on traktors audio within Maschines daw and apply everything and anything I want.
Am I missing something about Ableton in terms of using as a performance tool? Maschines daw can do everything Ableton while doing it in a more stable and consistent manner, and I'm barely just covering a mere surface of Maschine is capable of. I don't see a reason for others who use Ableton along side traktor for performance over the Maschine + traktor method. Maybe someone can chime in and tell me otherwise? Again, this isn't the well known Maschine synced up with traktor, well it is but all the outputs of audio are coming out of Maschine 2 daw, key difference being that vsts can be used on traktor.