Last week, I received a new gear for my music production: Arturia Beatstep, this is a midi controller with pads and knobs, and also a sequencer for usb, midi and cv/gate. This expands a new ways to sync all your stuff in a very affordable way.
I found a way to sync 4 music elements in a compact space: prophet 08 (midi in: beatstep, midi thru: to ipad/dm1). ipad: (midi in: from p08, midi thru: monotribe), beatstep (usb “in”: from computer, midi out: p08), monotribe (midi in: from ipad).
This allow to any computer set the tempo of all together, well dm1 don’t responds quite well to midi start, It requires more time to master this setup, but jamming in a very reduced space is also pleasant and avoid to run to other side of the room.
This also will work without the computer. The Beatstep can be plugged into ipad directly, without any external power.
I found this setup very confortable, all having the drum machine very near to my right hand. Here you have a little impro