Hey @debontehond ,
Haven't watch the tut & not sure what you're trying to achieve ( you should refer to a video & a time laps for getting specific feedback ) but If you want to trigger Maschine with Ableton Live's midi clips and get some controls with automation, you have to set up NI Maschine on an external instrument channel in Live. A regular Midi channel won't allow that much freedom. With external instruments you could even setup multiple outputs channels for your Maschine groups but you have also to configure Maschine Outputs accordingly then.
If you group this/these external instruments channel/s you'll be able to set up automation on the group channel in Live, you can also use Live's flexible I/O routing to redirect the output of your Maschine External Instrument track to a new Audio track for recording to avoid audio export out of the Daw.
Again, not sure it's matching what you're after here but hope this could help