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EdGrip
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Post 16 Jun 2021

ekss wrote:
25 May 2021
EdGrip wrote:
20 May 2021
I think you can use effects on the external input with the Digitone? So it makes a better pseudo-mixer than the Digitakt. They're such jammable boxes.
Indeed a great combo, i use them almost like one instrument; Digitakt audio out to Digitone audio inputs, and same with MIDI - so I can have MIDI tracks on the Digitakt sequencing the Digitone. So much fun!
Just saw the upgrade - released JUST as I happened to visit the Elektron site (which I don't do very often). I've installed it, and.... it's got a proper external input mixer! You can use the L/R inputs as sidechain source for the compressor, but most importantly, you can - individually - send them to the delay and reverb! This really improves the Digitakt's usefulness as a little DAWless hub. Room for two monosynths...

You can turn the LEDs down!

MOAR LFOs!

And the handover between LP and HP filters works now. Great stuff.

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Post 22 Jun 2021

EdGrip wrote:
16 Jun 2021
ekss wrote:
25 May 2021


Indeed a great combo, i use them almost like one instrument; Digitakt audio out to Digitone audio inputs, and same with MIDI - so I can have MIDI tracks on the Digitakt sequencing the Digitone. So much fun!
Just saw the upgrade - released JUST as I happened to visit the Elektron site (which I don't do very often). I've installed it, and.... it's got a proper external input mixer! You can use the L/R inputs as sidechain source for the compressor, but most importantly, you can - individually - send them to the delay and reverb! This really improves the Digitakt's usefulness as a little DAWless hub. Room for two monosynths...

You can turn the LEDs down!

MOAR LFOs!

And the handover between LP and HP filters works now. Great stuff.
Truely an awesome update! Also don’t forget the new filter EQ and Base Width filter, so much more flexibility for sound sculpting. Now I love it even more!

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Post 01 Jul 2021

To whom it may concern:

It is absolutely worth spending two tracks on the clap.

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Post 01 Jul 2021

selig wrote:
30 Mar 2021
I've looked a bit at those, but currently in a holding pattern waiting to see what Korg comes up with…
https://www.engadget.com/korg-drumlogue ... 51470.html
Ditto (+ I already have a RYTM and A4)
I love the logue SDK stuff and already have an NTK (I use mainly as FX in Euro) and Minilogue XD...so if I buy a logue SDK device I can use it 3 times!

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Post 01 Jul 2021

EdGrip wrote:
01 Jul 2021
To whom it may concern:

It is absolutely worth spending two tracks on the clap.
Please elaborate? 🤓

EdGrip
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Post 01 Jul 2021

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
01 Jul 2021
EdGrip wrote:
01 Jul 2021
To whom it may concern:

It is absolutely worth spending two tracks on the clap.
Please elaborate? 🤓
Just if you're doing house styles etc - two different clap samples, panned left and right, maybe one with more reverb than the other, maybe one with delay the other without. Maybe move them a tad off grid. Super tasty.

You can always use all the clapless beats to sample-lock something else on those tracks if you need to.

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Post 01 Jul 2021

EdGrip wrote:
01 Jul 2021
PhillipOrdonez wrote:
01 Jul 2021


Please elaborate? 🤓
Just if you're doing house styles etc - two different clap samples, panned left and right, maybe one with more reverb than the other, maybe one with delay the other without. Maybe move them a tad off grid. Super tasty.

You can always use all the clapless beats to sample-lock something else on those tracks if you need to.
Cool. House styles is all I do!

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Emian
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Post 10 Jul 2021

hey guys!

After buying a Model: Cyycles a month ago i now also have a Digitakt.

I love the combo, but i'm having trouble syncing with Reason...

I can send & record MIDI data to the Cycles perfectly, but i'd also like to use Beatmap or Drum Sequencer to record drum patterns on the Digitakt.

Any advice on setting this up properly?

Thx in advance !!


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demt
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Post 15 Jul 2021

Erm I thought about the digikat yet the serendipity noodlebox won ,fits seamlessly into my modular rig , yet to test it in reason 12 I'd luv to see a noodlebox vs dogikat shoot out.That said it wipes out every sequencer I've ever had and that's quite a few.
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Post 18 Jul 2021

demt wrote:
15 Jul 2021
Erm I thought about the digikat yet the serendipity noodlebox won ,fits seamlessly into my modular rig , yet to test it in reason 12 I'd luv to see a noodlebox vs dogikat shoot out.That said it wipes out every sequencer I've ever had and that's quite a few.
Digitakt is a sampler and sample player/mangler/sequencer first and a MIDI sequencer second. It has no CV functionality. As far as I can see, the Noodlebox has no sampling functionality.

The Digitakt MIDI sequencer works best for basslines and mono synths - you can put up to 4-note chords on a step, but doing so is rudimentary. Its party trick is having LFOs on the MIDI tracks so you can modulate CC parameters and/or sequence them along with the notes, add probability, etc.

They're very different machines for different purposes.

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Post 19 Jul 2021

Thank christ I bought the noodle box digikats blurb about being a great sequencer was getting to me
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