Hi all together ,
ive saved about 550€ and wondering about which sidekick i should spend my opee…
An iPad with midikeyboard and highpitchlevelcontrolledoverdrivedoszillatedhigend-app?
The new Korg electribe,maybe the old One?
Or just a Shrutibox or Waldorf Rocket…maybe an evel Blofeld?
Iam very pleased about any suggestions,but remember,I have only 90x40 cm space before my wife gonna wild ( she dont like those strange tones i produce
Hi all together ,
Often on this forum the octagrack is recommended but not as food for the op1 but the other way round. Using the op1 as sample fodder for the octatrack. Alternatively the iPad is nearly endless with sounds and new apps. Essentially any hardware could be recreated as an app and that keeps me very excited. Any korg product is great sample material. Finally I think the op1 s ability to sample anything easily is amazing and being creative anything becomes an instrument! Shruthi is pretty epic btw! But for that price you can’t beat an iPad
iPad with Korg Gadget App and a little pressure sensitive portable keyboard like the Qunexus or K-board from Keith Mcmillen Instruments.
You’ve then got the best little portable studio
Like Master said the iPad is endless in its possibilities whether you use it as a sampler, daw, fx, synths, sequencer, midi controller, daw controller … Or even checking your email!
My suggestion would easily fit in the space available
It will also leave you space to get a shruthi in the future!
Micro korg is decent, I had ones years ago when they were first released. It wouldn’t grab my attention these days though not in this high tech marketplace. It’s also something that to get the most out of you probably have to be a decent keyboard player.
I’ve been thinking of Blofeld ,but to control the desktop unit with OP you would need something to shuffle the midi,a MacBook or a USB >midi device. iPad does seem a good suggestion,but I like Monotribe and TB3. I will suggest a good mic with pre,maybe a portable device by Zoom (H1 or better).
Zoom H1 very usefull,ive thougt about it for Athmos an fancy soundstuff or liferecordings and remixes
ZoomH1 is a good buy. I just got one a month or so ago for doing field recordings in China and South Korea.
Quality is great for the price (grab one cheap on eBay!) and the newer ones double up as a USB mic too.
I’d get a Microbrute… Scratch that, I’m getting a Microbrute. Why? Simples - it’s small and portable (complimentary to OP1) and it’s a VCO, so you’re getting something with a distinctly different flavour to the OP1’s admittedly quirky but nonetheless digital nature.
Oh and +1 for the Zoom idea. Great for field recording and also allows you to record synths sans-computer.
I reckon the quirky sound of the odyssey would compliment OP1 VERY nicely! Even the pitch controls are the same - kinda, lol
Blofeld or Mininova would be the best bang for your euro, imo, though there is a lot to be said for the MicroBrute as well.
Doesn’t the Microbrute weigh like close to 5 pounds (around 2Kgs)? Does it have battery power? I guess we have a different idea of “portable”! ha ha
it is definitely hefty, and would need a 12V battery capable of supplying 1A on top of that to be ‘portable’ hehe
I thought i need analoge sounds.but truth is: Ive had moogs,monopolys, Pro One, Tb303 sold them during the years.The people tell me:You need analogmonstersounds but Iam tired about them…I need fresh unusual sounds,some Sample and hold Pads ,a few tribal Sounds ,funny vocal samplestuff and orchestral Sounds…
I would say get a Blofeld and the License SL option if you want all that in one box within your price point, though the OP-1 can handle a lot of the latter stuff if you want/need it to.
Im going for a Bass Station 2 next. I think they will complement one another nicely.
I mostly use a turntable and a microkorg xl. The microkorg would see a lot more use if it was smaller… but it could be worse. There’s a JX-8P here but it’s too massive to get much use out of.
A SP404 would fit your budget as well. I just bought a SP303 but haven’t received it yet. I love its grit and its effects and i think they will complement each other very well. I’m looking forward to let them feed upon each other and plan on doing live sets just with the OP-1 running thru the SP.
Hey @karma_koma I know! I’d get the Sampler too, but release date speculations are all over between now and the summer…
Elektron Monomachine is Very powerfull but the handling isnt very easy a friend told to me,he fight with the mono since weeks…Keynesianische i go with the new electribe synthi,it seem to produce fun and an officially approved sound