Do you have a pair of good monitors? Or at the very least a great set of phones? That to me was one of the best things I ever did for my own music and listening / analyzing other people’s music.
It’s going to be a system where everything comes together to hopefully give you a reasonably un-colored response, Digitakt -> mixer? -> Soundcard -> monitors / headphones All of these will play a part in how you perceive the sound. Me, I have a crappy mixer so I have to try and account for that, and I also am looking for something like an analog heat or some other device that can sort of act as the “glue” for all the sounds so they come together a little better.
And also we have to mention sample selection and mixing and mastering, I’m not that good at it at all, I don’t think anyone would disagree that they could stand to step up their game a little bit. I know I could! We are never finished learning. Never reach true perfection. That’s partly the draw right? That there is always something new to learn, we can be a little bit better with each attempt.
Anyways, Digitakt rocks, sounds frickin fantastic to me, and most of all it’s fun and the more you dig in the more you get out. Enjoy!!