How does this Digitakt user on YouTube get such a great sound/mix?

Maybe he uses expertly ”prepared” samples that fit well together, hmm? Most of the tume, when it comes to samplebased music, the samples themselves and their preprocessing is key. I mean, plenty of ranty threads on forums where old beards crying that the yoof is ”cheating” by utilizing sounds from contemporary sample packs and sound ”more pro” than the beards lol


I thought the young guys wore the beards these days


i was expecint more then like. a few sounds and distortion.

for the noise, a proper stereo distortion helps. .so thats probably the heat.

and the reverb is nice. who know what it could be. could be some convolution verb.
maybe an EMT 140 clone ?

maybe a little bit of “mastering” after he recorded it. ? i mean he toook his time to shoot and edit this. so i probably did a bit of final work on the audio too.

also yes. if you only use a few sounds. and have sounds that don’t really compete. .say a click / bell sound and a low drone. no problems

I have to agree with one of the previous posters, it’s likely this has tweaks added during the video editing process.
Personally I try not to shove too many sounds into the same frequency range and my mixes come out pretty good on the digitakt.

agreed: who knows what have been donne afterwards ( ITB) ?

sounds to me like the OP is just asking for a good software reverb.
sorry if this sounds dumb :wink:

and yes, good samples. allways

Standard fundamental mixing rules apply.
Regarding the DT, good samples to begin with, then most critical of all is good use of eq applied to each sample to create space in the mix.
Top off with very good reverb (haven’t heard DT reverb so not sure it foots the bill) and the myriad of other effects available via DAW or good effects units e.g. Eventide


Some of the best (subjectively) mixing I’ve heard has been in oldschool tracker modules. No EQ, filters, or reverb and you have to roll your own compression, delay, and chorus by clever use of commands and layering.

Not a dig on what modern technology offers, but just a thought that it’s not always necessary. A sampler can play any sound, and that by itself provides a universe of musical power.


^^^^this right here.

Heavily post-processed.

so would you say that you use the hi and low pass filter usually as a workaround to eq the sound of your samples in the DT?

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Yes certainly. Sometimes resampling afterwards to free up the filter again. And you can repeat that of course.

It’s not as surgical as an eq but you emphasize frequencies a bit by using resonance or carve away low frequencies etc.


These are the posts that make me need to grab immediatly a DT and try. Thanks!

Here’s another one of his videos:


Not exactly Digitakt-related, but since there’s discussion of “rules” for mixing.

I really appreciate this video with simple heuristics to follow, when there is so much noise and ambiguity out there about mixing and mastering.

I saw that video a while ago. As a Digitakt user, I wondered which settings might help me to get a 50Hz/100Hz low-cut. I tried using a 100Hz sine and played with the base parameter of the 2nd filter to locate the right settings. Unfortunately, the rolloff doesn’t seems to be very steep. I think the 100Hz sine started to progressively dissapear somewhere between 50 and 70 (filter base settings).

Is there a chart somewhere with the exact frequencies & rolloff ?

seems to have it on page 2

Yes, I saw that document. I might have to get it. Has it been updated to the latest OS update ?

@DaveMech said he’s going to update it soon, now that he’s got the Digitone one out.

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Everything on the sheet is relevant. The OS update has not changed this :slight_smile: but yeah a v2 is coming within the next few weeks or so.

It’s free though ( or pay what you want) so no risk involved


One of the most important rules imo in getting a clean mix is letting each sound have its own space within the frequency spectrum, and especially the low end where the frequencies have more dynamics.

Use your ears. When things start to sound ‘flabby’ it means your getting that muddiness that generally isn’t desirable for a clean mix.