Best synth to pair with Digitakt? If you only had one


#347

I’ve been looking at the Nord Lead 4 or A1 rack but Clavia decided to stop making them…


#348

I picked up my Little Phatty about 8 1/2 years ago. I walked right up to it, pressed one key, and instantly knew it was for me. I haven’t considered getting any other synths since.
Ocassionally when I feel like something different I use it as a midi controller for plugins in Logic.

Just sayin for reference in case anyone is unsure, it is indeed completely possible to not have GAS. :slight_smile:


#349

LIES!! :rofl:


#350

Since I got the DT a week ago, I mostly plug the Arturia Keystep into the Minitaur, to feel out what I’m doing with the DT.

Keystep + Minitaur = easy jamming over or arpeggios or sequencing of bass or rhythm tones, while I dive back into the DT and have fun there.

For someone’s first foray into synths, the Keystep is an asset if you continue to buy modules/desk top synths, anyway.
At the moment I haven’t really used the DT with my other moog’s or Nord A1, but I can see how diving into any Nord, or any other moog excpt the Minitaur or Little Phatty, would just detract from you getting into the amazing thing that is Digitakt.


#351

Ya there’s midi tracks and separate audio tracks.


#352

I was dumb for selling off the Lil Phatty that I bought 8 1/2 years ago. It was a casualty of GAS.

Despite what one may read on music forums the Lil Phatty is a very capable, awesome instrument that sounds great. And for its time, it was quality analog when that wasn’t so readily available at that price point.


#353

Seconded. I just picked one up and love it.


#354

model 15 app. impressive how nice you can map nearly 7 tracks to control every function of this Moog app. + sequencing.
…iam using the keystep a lot to control CV sources with an incoming Digitakt aftertouch turn + sequencing.
I think you have to turn on ‘midi thru’ for the keystep. via MCC.
peace


#355

Nothing wrong with having a Keystep. But two are even better! :rofl::heart_eyes:


#356

I can highly recommend the Radias, I love mine… :slight_smile:


#357

I’m just about to pull the trigger on either a micromonsta or a Nord lead 2 rack. Prices are similar and both have their appeal - could anyone offer me advice or give their experiences? My plan is just to work with the digitakt and this synth for a while (though I do have an evenride H9 fx box too if I go with the Nord).


#358

You are absolutely right! The Radias gives plenty options soundwise, maybe not as sophisticated like a Blofeld, but it works out. The envelopes are a bit slow though.
Bass-play with the suboscillators is great, some chorus on it and you are in paradise!


#359

nord is multi, has plenty of knobs. Go for the nord. Also, nord quality.


#360

I can only speak for the Nord Rack 2. And I speak for the Nord Rack 2. It rules.


#361

Also, percussion kits (times 4!). Perfect for the Digitakt. And since it sends MIDI, you can send the NR2 arp to the Digitakt.


#362

I have a Blofeld too… :wink:


#363

Ended up ordering a micromonsta… looking forward to seeing what it can do.


#364

In the end, it’s just a synth. These things come and go. I hope you enjoy it while you have it.


#365

I jump between pairing it with a virus C and a 0 coast.
I love the 0 coast for its simple controls that defy the depth and width of noises you can get from it.
The virus is just lush. I really hate all the menu diving but it can be really rewarding. I guess they are polar opposites and both work well with an external sequencer like the Digitakt.
The 0 coast is very instant and the virus is a slog but worth it.


#366

My eurorack! Agree Blofeld is a great choice being multitimbral. I have the keyboard version, kind of annoying that it’s not as portable as the desktop version though.