I posted a couple of weeks ago about my latest/first addition(s) to a new rig after selling off my studio last year to raise some funds. Here’s a pic of it starting to take shape - focus is on minimal/simplicity, small footprint, portability.
The Digitakt was the first addition (previously an OT owner), the Malekko Manther was the latest - just arrived this week and just setting it all up tonight. I will be using the Manther largely as sample food for the DT, - basslines, percussive hits, FX, drones, melodies etc…listened to every bit of audio I could find before ordering it, and just love its’ character and sound. I also plan on sequencing it with the DT, although the onboard sequencer and motion recording provide some interesting opportunities on their own.
My plan is to add a Yamaha Reface CS (pads and poly duty) and call it a day, other than a small mixer and an FX box or 3. I make mostly hip-hop/trip-hop/IDM styles of music - going for the less-is-more approach and seeing how much ground I can cover by learning these pieces inside and out. And damn if the Digitakt and Manther aren’t a handsome couple!