I love the live jam route for the most part. I feel way more in the moment with the music, it’s also quicker putting something together that feels final because everything is output together on the stereo outs into the Daw. However…I hate lacking the ability to adjust levels / eq for mixing after it’s been tracked. Ultimately Overbridge 2.0 for the Digitone should solve this issue, otherwise have to get everything perfect on the levels (hard with filter movement)
Been recording jams from the patterns I create on my Digitone. DN midi controls my Reface CS, Virus C, and Bass Station II. I get a good working pattern or two that I’m vibing with. Mute / unmute tracks, switch patterns as I go and bring in filter movement, sub osc, lfo, etc…by hand. This creates my song structure as I go and just play my percussion in my head along with that recording.
Afterwards I run my Machinedrum in time with the previously recorded synths and record a separate stereo track for that. Mix the two, chop percussion up, glitch it and call it a day.
The dexterity needed to have everything fall into place can be very difficult at times for these live jams, but extremely rewarding when you get the track at the desired results. You can make good music with this process, but you have to have a great ear and know your machines inside out.