Dear Squarp Community
I have ordered a Hapax and need help to envision my future workflow.
I produce Melodic Techno and like quite complex tracks with lot’s of details and subtleties.
In the past I have worked with Ableton, VST’s like Repro and Diva and Midi Controllers.
I’ve become tired of producing music with the mouse and I crave getting the same immediacy out of electronic instruments as when I play Piano.
Since I have been working with the Elektron Rytm my desire to work with a hands on sequencer not only for the drums has grown, that’s why I have ordered the Hapax.
I have also a UDO Super 6 and a Moog Minitaur but I have not had much fun integrating them into my digital workflow.
Now with the Hapax on the way I wonder what workflow to aim for and also what gear to look for in the future.
The end product of my production should be a finished and polished track that means that at some point I need to go to a daw.
I also like to work with several Synths at the same time that I used to keep Midi as long as possible to keep the capacity to do changes. Still it seems weird to connect my Hapax to my VST’s and Midi Map the automations into the VST.
At the same time - even if I buy 2-3 more analog synths I need to produce audio files if I want to reuse the same synth twice in a project - > that means it will be outside of Hapax again in the Daw…
What if I feel like recording an unquantified Lead sound with more than 128 steps. Does thet go into Hapax or as a Midi to Ableton - or even just recorded as Audio?
At the moment I have a Focus Rite 18i8 Interface with a Behringer 8200 adapt expansion having 18 Inputs. Do I need to consider getting a mixer?
I feel like I need to limit myself but I am not sure what is the best strategy.
Budget is not a huge issue at the moment.
I’d really like to have a hands - direct contact with the music feeling, while still being able to produce high quality Melodic Techno.
Sorry for all this mess - orientation of possible ways I could go would be helpful!
How do I need to think about this challenge?