Lol — immediately thought it was the same shop!
My midsummer eve summer cottage setup. My Digitakt, my Zoom H2N and my craft beer. What else does one need?
Bought that small metal suitcase at a flea market years ago and never found any proper use for it. Today I tried if my Digitakt would fit and it was a match made in heaven. It’s an old but beautiful photography equipment case from Kodak.
Hopefully it’ll stop raining in the near future, would really like to take my Digitakt to the hammock and fall asleep making beats. Have a good midsummer night everybody!
Your battle tech collection is nice too.
This is my current minimalistic setup.
Analog four mk2, Analog Rtym mk2, small Arturia Rackbrute with a Mutable Instruments Clouds clone. I think i’m going to fill it up with a Moog Mother 32, just to occupy the remaining rack space and don’t fall into modular g.a.s. ;))
Everything goes into the Behringer x18 “mixer” (AR/A4 individual outputs into it’s 16inputs) which is under the table, so all the cables are hidden.
The mixer, beside allowing latency-free jamming (and sounding great, despite being Behringer ) is an audio interface as well, which allows every kind of routing (a4/ar effects, clouds…) and i’m using it to feed some channels from/to the ipad for ios plug-ins/effects/softsynths. The Expression Touché controls the Performane modes of the Elektrons and the clouds via CV (quite cool)
The Behringer X-touch is a bit of a plastic toy but it controls the mixer ‘hands on’ without the need of using the dedicated ipad mixer app and the mini colorcoded scribble-displays are very usefull (and the motorized faders for the scenes as well)
I still call it daw-less, because there is no daw involved and i don’t consider the ipad a computer, but rather a tool which can do tons of cool stuff. With the xkey37 i play the ipad synts and record live into the Elektron’s sequencers
i think the mother32 would be a little redundant in that set up. just another analog voice. it’s cool adn sounds good and the sequencer is nice but you could add another flavor to your set up w/just a digital oscillator or complex oscillator. it would give you something not present there… unless you’re using the ipad for synth stuff to. there’s some good synth choices for th eipad these days…
but a used cylonix cyclebox II w/expander is around $350 if you look. add a make noise optomix and maths and you’ll have tons of sound design options. or something like a Piston Honda MKIII or wait for the hertz donut MKIII which will be out in a month or two… for morphing FM oscillator awesomeness. you could sequence it all from your A4.
you don’t have to fall into gas w/just that one row case. but smartly planned you can expand your sound design options and really add something special to the sound palette there.
man thank you, that’s a really good advice. somehow i was hoping that someone would come forward with an opinion regarding the planned mother32 purchase. I’m aware of the fact that buying a mother32 just for the sake of buying something “known” and to fill up the rack is stupid.
regarding ipad synths: i got a lot of them and i love them, but i’m not going to leave that huge rack space empty Therefore i will go down your suggested route (or a similar one) for sure. Thank for your time
i heard all the cool cats were using modules for just effects.
Battletech… I had this game on my SEGA MD))) nice setup btw!!
Oh that boss mixer looks lovely
that makes me uncomfortable. i don’t trust those kb stands
How are you using the midi twister, is it connected to a computer then to the devices?
Nice and compact.
Would prefer standing position - you have it adjustable?
How do you use the Midifighter?
i use the iconnectivity midi 4+ to connect all stuff by midi din and twister by Usb
I use the computer to configure the CC mapping for the twister
the twister have 3 templates
the first template control the level of each tarck DT / DN / OT2
first columns control Track 1 - 4 of DN
second and third columns Track 1 - 8 of DT
last Track 1 - 4 of OT2
Track 5 OT2 is Input AB from DN
Track 6 OT2 neighbor machine for DN
Track 7 OT2 is Input CD from DT
Track 8 OT2 Master track
with the others template i can control others parameters
for midi channel
DN Track 1 - 4 -> midi channel 1 - 4
DT Track 1 - 8 -> midi channel 5 - 12
OT2 Track 1 - 4 -> midi channel 13 - 16
like I just explain
After configure with computer (midi CC, etc…), I can use all without the coimputer
Now when I connect the Midi 4+ to my computer
I have in ableton ALL MIDI IN/OUT from iconnectivity and then I can receive / send data from all devices
Iconnectivity Midi 4+ ROCKS !