Long story short, I’m enjoying my first steps with the Syntakt (which I bough after selling my MPC One), but I was missing some pads and I am getting a second hand Maschine MK3, also meant to serve as main DAW controller.
Now I’m scratching my head to find a smart way to make the most of each device and connect them together. The point where I especially welcome advice from more experienced peers is in deciding how to use the audio interfaces and ports of the Syntakt and the Maschine (and I have a Komplete Audio 6 interface too, which preceded these two devices).
- First and foremost, have everything connected to my DAW. This is a stable setup at home.
- Secondarily, be able to use the setup daw-less for those days to just play around.
If it helps, right now I am not interested in making the NI software the center of everything. The Maschine hardware as a controller is for me more interesting than the whole Komplete etc stuff.
The devices I have (maybe there are redundancies after adding the Maschine):
- Dreadbox Nymphes synth
- Komplete Audio 6 interface
- MIDI keyboard
- headset & speakers
- a PC
Any suggestions? Am I making a big deal of nothing? Is this the moment when I can put that mysterious Syntakt’s MIDI-through port into use?