My Pyramid is the heart of it all, I love that it so quick to sequence things thru it, and particularly like the live recording/looping… (and then perhaps adding some note fx on top)
setup that my Pyramid is feeding
Pyramid -> iConnectivity mioXM , then that goes too…
- Blokas MidiHub -> feeding AE Modular, Organelle, some other small stuff on the desk
- Virus TI
(amazing there are two of us here, yeah, i love the filterbank as well!)
- Hermod -> Fun n’ games in eurorack
- Rample (*)
Audio is all going thru my Eurorack setup then onto the Octatrack.
when i want a little more control for the audio, I introduce a ‘computer’
synths -> eurorack -> es8 -> ‘computer’ -> es8 -> octatrack.
(this allows me to cue different audio sources to octatrack inputs)
the ‘computer’ is currently either a laptop running Linux/Bitwig, or an iPhone running AUM.
(* ) Rample is in my eurorack, but i use midi to have more control, and keep cv free for modulation
The Virus TI is hard to beat its 16 part multi-timbral… also means i can select pyramid tracks by playing using the ‘selected midi channel’ (using omni mode).
that said, I was happy to move percussion over a dedicated instrument (initially Spectralis, now Rample)
the ‘trickiest’ combination, that I’m still getting to grips with is adding the Octatrack.
not because its hard to use - rather the common question of when midi vs audio?!
he decision of when to record/loop midi on the Pyramid vs record/loop audio on the Octatrack.
but, its a very flexible combo, and I’m enjoying exploring the combination… and also their contrasting approaches.