Greetings, all the musicians and Digitone users here!
First of all, I want to thank you all for providing so many great conversations on the forum, all those rich, useful information and good atmosphere in the past, gave me the confidence to buy a Digitone and started my journey into the synth world, and of course, became a member of this nice family.
A little bit background:
Now it’s been six months since I scratched out my first listenable tune with my DT only, I’m looking forward to expanding the learning journey a little bit further, so, it leads me to buy a Keystep as an external MIDI controller, I’m using it and it works fine.
Recently, as the research goes relatively deeper, I find that I become obsessed with modular synthesizers, but please don’t get me wrong because I want to build my setup around my Digitone. My wishes are: To find a modular synthesizer with a rich/Bladerunner kind of sound, then, to sequence the sounds with Digitone.
So here come my newbie questions, I hope you don’t mind those!
- Recently I’m focusing on two modular candidates: Mother-32 and Neutron, since I’m on a budget, think I would go with Neutron as my final decision in the near future.
What I want to consult is: From your experiences, do you think one of these two candidates could go along with Digitone well? Or is there a better modular choice?
- Cables and connections between devices are always such a headache for a newbie like me…Sorry that I have to come up with a such basic issue, in my wishful but doubtful thinking: The modular is like a “The 1st section”, a “sound pool”, providing its traits, so it might be staying in the 1st position. Then the “2nd section”, Digitone, could sequence the melody like we usually do, finally, keystep as the “3rd section”, to add some extra playing during the jams.
Here’s my second consulting request: Is this setup idea a possible one? Or is there a wayyy much better one, please give your advice to me!
- MIDI Interfaces. This is the area that I know so little from every aspect of my music knowledge storage… After a lot of reading and video watching, I’m still not quite sure about where to put a MIDI interface between all the devices(in the future setup), meanwhile, it is no surprise that I have no idea of what kind of interface to buy.
So here comes my last consulting request: Is it necessary to have a MIDI or any other kind of interfaces?
If so, then (Without using a computer) with a MIDI interface, in what kind of order should I rearrange a modular, a Digitone, a keystep?
As a total newbie of music production, this is my first post in the Elektronauts forum, it’s a long post and I hope this won’t bother you all!
English is not my first language, I tried my best to make myself clear but if there are any glitches in my post, please tolerate my words!
Looking forward to your precious and kind advice, it will be so helpful and such a great guidance for me to make decisions!
Have a nice day and take care.