I recently suffered a pretty bad stroke and lost the use of my left arm and left leg. As a result I decided to sell my guitars and amps and re-invest in some “small box” synth hardware that I could control using one hand.
I’ve been noodling about with quite a few different boxes, M-32, Pro-1, Volca FM & Beats, Strymon NightSky & Timeline plus a Korg SQ-1 which I really enjoyed. The issue is that all these boxes, although compact, still require lots of desktop logistics, cable routing etc and even with one good hand, a multi-box synth setup is still a pain to setup and use.
I had a deep dive into Logic too, that was fairly straightforward but I much prefer the outboard gear.
I’ve been contemplating a Digitakt/Digitone setup for some time as the form factor is great and the onboard effects and sequencing really appeal to me.
So I recently bought a Model:Cycles to try out but I just didn’t truly get along with it; it sounded good but didn’t suck me in as i’d hoped and it felt vague, plasticky and unfriendly.
Will my Model:Cycles experience be similar with the Digitakt or are they quite different beasts?