My initial setup will be digitakt + vp9000 Roland for some poly timestretch.
Also have a microsampler and iPad as sample fodder for the digitakt and vp9000.
See how it goes.
If I go with the digitakt, I would pair it with my blofeld, and put everything inside a small case, with lithium battery and ready to play.
Actually a really cool combo would be the iPad into bigsky reverb into digitakt. iPad midi controlled by digitakt. Simple and streamlined.
Never heard of the Roland vp9000 before. Will check it out. I see Microsampler in your list. Ive used mine sometimes in past with OT in past to fill the ‘polyphonic + timestrech’ gap. You rate the vp9000 better algo for this than the Microsampler? Or is it something else that makes you choose that (voice count, multi-timbral etc?)
How well does midi work into the iPad? What is the latency like?
What apps does everybody use with the iPad? Also, like greatexpectations said, whats the latency like?
Roland System 1m
That should go a long way for some experimental Acid
Random question regarding setups. Sorry if this has been asked already.
If you monitor audio through one of the DTs inputs, does it output that monitoring in stereo? For example, I plug two different synths into each of the DTs inputs, would it convert and output those as stereo?
If yes, then I might forgo a mixer. Also, people are talking about master compressors, does the overdrive compress the audio at all?
Hmm very different, I can’t find a good video that demonstrates the way I use the vp but this one is ok:
Basically adjustable pitch, length, on the fly. Works really nice with polyphonic samples
I use my iPad with USB to a focusrite interface so that improves latency a bit, don’t know what actually roundtrip latency is though
I probably have 70+ iPad music apps
Some of the best:
And many many more
which focusrite do you have? can you go in depth with how your ipad is rigged with midi? am a noob in regards to this
I use the camera connection kit v3 to give power to the ipad and a usb port.
Once the scarlett is plugged into the usb it acts exactly like a computer audio interface.
I can point apps to the midi in/out ports on the scarlett and also pick which audio inputs to record from or send audio to.
I can record from all the inputs at once and multitrack for example.
this is key though:
rock solid, don’t buy 3rd party versions as they dont work well. Apple has some sort of pixie dust in the official one that makes it work really well
Moog sub 37
Boss rc 505 (used as a midi synced multitrack recorder)
I’m a drummer so my setup is on my left for easy access in a more vertical fashion since it’s a pain to drum and look top-down to see the controls. Rest of the drumset is to the right out of the picture. Might return the Beat Step Pro if the MIDI sequencing is good on the DT.
ISem and DRC are the best I have and didn’t delete… No latency on an iPad Air 2
My Digitakt rig for now. I am learning both so I’m keeping them upstairs and out of the studio space for a bit.
[Edit] a bit seems to be three days! Moved everything upstairs for more sunshine in my synth.
thats a nice looking rack of gear
A4, KORG Volca FM, Arturia Mini/Microbrute + fx pedals + HEAT + DT = Sound Design
OT + AR + DT = Live Set up
Korg Volca FM + DT
Looking forward controlling the FM with the DT, to bad no program change possible (FM)
Ruismaker apps (IOS) + DT + Tascam iXR
Synth drum app (Ruismaker FM)
FM Synth app (Ruismaker Phasemaker)
Some sort of a TB303 clone, but there’s more, nice GUI (Ruismaker Troublemaker)
Loads of parameters controllable via CC with the DT
I need to buy some extra time