How well do you think the Maschine+ did for NI?

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KVRAF
18652 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:01 am

SLiC wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:33 am
pdxindy wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 am

With my laptop, headphones, Babyface Pro and Linnstrument, I have a portable studio for traveling. It all fits comfortably in a backpack and all runs off of the laptop power. It is also far more capable than the MPC in almost every regard. Well, the MPC at least served to highlight how excellent my portable laptop setup is! :love:

And yeah, we have a wide variety of different tools available today to suit all our different interests and workflows. :tu:
Great setup :tu:

I have no doubt a good laptop can do almost everything all my hardware instruments can do (they are mainly computers in disguise anyway!) but I sit in front of a computer eight hours a day for work, I don't want to look at one when I am playing :wink:
Oh, I love hardware instruments! The BC Xerxes sounds amazing and it feels like an instrument. Same with the Matriarch, etc. I just bought my first eurorack case and some modules to put in it. Sounds amazing!

I'm actually still looking for a hardware sequencer that really fits my interests/aesthetics/workflow. I like to play, not program.

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KVRAF
8186 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:23 am

Damn, all this talk - and reduced price - renewed my itch for M+ :D

Gotta focus back on work! ;) :P
Music tech enthusiast.
DAW, VST & hardware hoarder.
My "music": https://soundcloud.com/antic604

KVRAF

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6859 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:33 am

pdxindy wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:01 am
SLiC wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:33 am
pdxindy wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 am

With my laptop, headphones, Babyface Pro and Linnstrument, I have a portable studio for traveling. It all fits comfortably in a backpack and all runs off of the laptop power. It is also far more capable than the MPC in almost every regard. Well, the MPC at least served to highlight how excellent my portable laptop setup is! :love:

And yeah, we have a wide variety of different tools available today to suit all our different interests and workflows. :tu:
Great setup :tu:

I have no doubt a good laptop can do almost everything all my hardware instruments can do (they are mainly computers in disguise anyway!) but I sit in front of a computer eight hours a day for work, I don't want to look at one when I am playing :wink:
Oh, I love hardware instruments! The BC Xerxes sounds amazing and it feels like an instrument. Same with the Matriarch, etc. I just bought my first eurorack case and some modules to put in it. Sounds amazing!

I'm actually still looking for a hardware sequencer that really fits my interests/aesthetics/workflow. I like to play, not program.
Ahhh, Eurocrack- I remember my first case/modules, thinking I will just dip my toe....I have 4 full cases now (500hp+) :roll:

I have tried many sequencers with Euro- I have a FH-2 which pretty much lets me sequence with any thing that does Midi and also lets me use my Sensel Morph for MPE input. I also use my A4 (4 CV outs) and AKAI MPC Live II which has 8 CVs (and is the reason I went that way not Maschine+ ;-))

I highly recommend this for the money- fun and immediate sequencing and a ton of other uses- https://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_960 ... roller.htm - I have it and use it in everything.

I am personally waiting for this- I used to have a deluge but sold it, this seems to be the best of all worlds for me personally- https://oxiinstruments.com/ may be one of the best hardware sequencers I have ever seen, lunch price (if you sign up and pay 1E) is expected to be around 450E.
PC, Studio One, BWS, Live, FL Studio, Renoise, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths, Grove Boxes + Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars & Basses

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KVRAF
18652 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:49 am

SLiC wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:33 am
pdxindy wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:01 am
SLiC wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:33 am
pdxindy wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 am

With my laptop, headphones, Babyface Pro and Linnstrument, I have a portable studio for traveling. It all fits comfortably in a backpack and all runs off of the laptop power. It is also far more capable than the MPC in almost every regard. Well, the MPC at least served to highlight how excellent my portable laptop setup is! :love:

And yeah, we have a wide variety of different tools available today to suit all our different interests and workflows. :tu:
Great setup :tu:

I have no doubt a good laptop can do almost everything all my hardware instruments can do (they are mainly computers in disguise anyway!) but I sit in front of a computer eight hours a day for work, I don't want to look at one when I am playing :wink:
Oh, I love hardware instruments! The BC Xerxes sounds amazing and it feels like an instrument. Same with the Matriarch, etc. I just bought my first eurorack case and some modules to put in it. Sounds amazing!

I'm actually still looking for a hardware sequencer that really fits my interests/aesthetics/workflow. I like to play, not program.
Ahhh, Eurocrack- I remember my first case/modules, thinking I will just dip my toe....I have 4 full cases now (500hp+) :roll:

I have tried many sequencers with Euro- I have a FH-2 which pretty much lets me sequence with any thing that does Midi and also lets me use my Sensel Morph for MPE input. I also use my A4 (4 CV outs) and AKAI MPC Live II which has 8 CVs (and is the reason I went that way not Maschine+ ;-))

I highly recommend this for the money- fun and immediate sequencing and a ton of other uses- https://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_960 ... roller.htm - I have it and use it in everything.

I am personally waiting for this- I used to have a deluge but sold it, this seems to be the best of all worlds for me personally- https://oxiinstruments.com/ may be one of the best hardware sequencers I have ever seen, lunch price (if you sign up and pay 1E) is expected to be around 450E.
I appreciate the suggestions... the Behringer sequencer is just not my thing.

I bought the Frap Tools USTA... 4 tracks, 2 cv and 2 gate outputs per track. Gives me something to play with.

Mainly, I would like a hands on hardware sequencer where I can play and record short (or longer) sequences from my controller, including not on the grid. I suspect I will end up using Bitwig as my sequencer.

KVRAF

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6859 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:03 am

Frap Tools is a bit pricey (welcome to Eurorack!) but looks like a lot of fun!

Did you check out https://oxiinstruments.com/ that thing has amazing features, the harmony stuff they just added is pretty cool...chord mode with 150+ chord variations and a real time HARMONIC MODE other instruments change and play harmonically with your chord progressions! There is nothing else I am aware of like the OXI, they seem to have taken a of of the best bits from a lot of different sequencers! 8 CV + 8 gates (all mappable, can be notes, ADSR, LFO etc) CV in/out clocks lots to play with! Even rechargeable and BT if you have an ipad or whatever!
PC, Studio One, BWS, Live, FL Studio, Renoise, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths, Grove Boxes + Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars & Basses

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KVRAF
18652 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:59 am

SLiC wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:03 am
Frap Tools is a bit pricey (welcome to Eurorack!) but looks like a lot of fun!

Did you check out https://oxiinstruments.com/ that thing has amazing features, the harmony stuff they just added is pretty cool...chord mode with 150+ chord variations and a real time HARMONIC MODE other instruments change and play harmonically with your chord progressions! There is nothing else I am aware of like the OXI, they seem to have taken a of of the best bits from a lot of different sequencers! 8 CV + 8 gates (all mappable, can be notes, ADSR, LFO etc) CV in/out clocks lots to play with! Even rechargeable and BT if you have an ipad or whatever!
I just checked it out... for sure looks interesting. Didn't see a video of someone recording a sequence from a midi controller. Obviously it is not available yet and I did not see any sort of pre-order option. Worth keeping an eye on so I signed up for the mailing list.

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