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


#166

I probably read it in some other forum or r/synthesizers, not sure. It wasn’t just one person saying that too.

Aside from it’s sound engine, it looks very complex to me. I was making beats with the DT after a few minutes of powering it up because it’s dead simple, I doubt that’s the case with the A4.

I just want to twist some knobs and make some noise, you know? :smiley:


#167

Well for hip hop you might be able to get away with just sampling for your pads and keys and for techno you might not need that. But i need at least a 4 voice poly before a mono synth.


#168

I’m really happy with my A4, a 303 clone (i got a nice modded 2 osc one with xmod), and 1 good eurorack complex oscillator making my samples.

I’m hoping the pro 2 will be better once sampled because theres something I like about it and something I dont. It might get sold - havent taken the digitakt to the studio yet, so I cant judge.

I have got a load of other stuff but these are my staples. YMMV because I make beatsy scifi dnb nonsense


#169

It’s really not that complex. It can do a lot, but it’s easy to use. I’d say the oscillators and filters are a tad on the weak side, maybe little better than a DSI mopho, but nowhere even a low price moog, but the modulation capabilities really make the limited analog hardware shine.


#170

the EMX is a lot of fun. When i got mine back in 2005 I would get high and just play flute runs with the slidey arp for hours.


#171

I really think it could be a great buddy for the digitakt, 5 synths locked to midi 1-5, and plocking the synth parameters etc


#172

An old Nord Rack 2 would take you there. With Percussion Kits to boot.


#173

Add an erebus for analog goodness and your set :grin:


#174

my main complaint about the EMX is that the main outs output totally leaks into the 3+4 outs. that has always bummed me out. but other people say that their EMX doesn’t have that problem.


#175

Two often overlooked synths:

Audiothingies Micromonsta (very compact, great sounding)

Nord Lead A1:

  • 4 parts (multitimbral). So with one Lead A1 you have four seperate poly synths
  • Its classic OSCs can sound very analog
  • But it can also do nice FM, Bell, format, choir etc. sounds thanks to its 40 different OSCs types… :slight_smile:
  • It also has different type of filters
  • And three hands on effects (reverb, delay and either chorus, flanger, drive etc.)

I never liked the Nord sound, but the A1 is its first synth I really like.


#176

Yeah, mine when I had it definitely didn’t have that problem!


#177

a Korg analogue Mono/Poly would be fun to Digitakt sample.


#178

Blofeld!


#179

i think a minilogue with a multi-fx box works perfect with the digitakt. you’ve got mono, poly, chords, arps, etc… i won’t go on because i’m all sure you’ve seen one before


#180

Was keen for one, but so many negative comments about qc that I decided against it


Organelle pairing with Digitakt
Organelle pairing with Digitakt
#181

His hilarious what?


#182

Never had issues with mine


#183

hiphop on this shit is fuckin amazing. Been doing all sorts of flips n glitches and weird shit to my beats as of late. all started with me being exposed to the OT, now owning a DT its just madness. Enjoy!!

-NV


#184

I think the mfb club + digitakt will be a nice combo , had the four but the raw sound was very very vst like, couldn’t justify keeping it so onto the digi+club, can’t bloody wait :smiley:


#185

Best synthesizer? Your dads record collection.

But also I am picking up a Roland SH-01a to pair with my little friend. I’m not crazy about the form factor of the SH-01a, but the sound and versatility are there. This video sold me on it:

Roland did good on this one