In Ableton I like to push and pull instruments using the track delays to get a better groove. Currently I have a TR8 triggering samples in Maschine and can't figure out a way to delay my high hats a bit. Sure I could record everything into Ableton and do it there, but that kind of kills my workflow during the writing process.
DMG's Trackcontrol might be what you're looking for.. it's free if you make an account. It's really useful in Maschine to compensate for the basic mixer. It can also set track delay, unfortunately negative delay doesn't work because it relies on PDC, but forward delay works just fine.
Relic, I have tried this in maschines sample editor but I can only silence the begining of the actual sample, not add silence before it. Unless I'm doing it wrong
afaik you can't do it directly in Maschine. It's probably the most time consuming option tbf. But if I want something particularly wonky I'll take the same hat sample and add two different amounts of beginning silence to the sample twice and then a regular version and place these three until I get a groove I like. A lotta that future garage burial rip off stuff is made this way.