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  • Lost my laptop a few months back. Wanna get back into production asap but I want a more minimal and intuitive set up. Was thinking of getting a sp404 and a synthesizer.

    Anyone have experience going dawless? If so what’s your set up?

  • Highly recommend Koala Sampler.

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    it's just a matter of preference so idk lol

  • Jan 21
    voriox

    it's just a matter of preference so idk lol

  • I’ve been on the fence about a sp404 mk2 for so long! The only thing putting me off is the fiddling around loading drum packs and exporting beats.

    Also I’m not making as much beats as I used to so is it a worthy purchase.

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    multitracking without a DAW tho?

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    CJM

    multitracking without a DAW tho?

    ktt2.com/digital-audio-recorders-32565580

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    nocomment

    https://ktt2.com/digital-audio-recorders-32565580

    ahh, right

  • CJM

    ahh, right

    Alternatively you could use a multitrack casette/tape recorder.

    In the end, dawless gets expensive compared to using a daw which can be 100% free apart from the computer price. But if youve got the money and it works for you…

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    up to you, i make most of my s*** dawless via mpc live 2 and a midi keyboard, I still use logic here and there though, I feel like I get more creative and more efficient using hardware tbh

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    Mason Marjella

    up to you, i make most of my s*** dawless via mpc live 2 and a midi keyboard, I still use logic here and there though, I feel like I get more creative and more efficient using hardware tbh

    Damn I just bought a new MacBook Pro and I’ve been thinking of trading it back in for a cheap iPad and some hard ware.

  • PEDRO SIMOES

    Damn I just bought a new MacBook Pro and I’ve been thinking of trading it back in for a cheap iPad and some hard ware.

    funny bc I just copped a new MacBook Pro yesterday to get back on logic, I feel like its always good to have a daw if you feel a bit burnt out from just hardware

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    Mason Marjella

    up to you, i make most of my s*** dawless via mpc live 2 and a midi keyboard, I still use logic here and there though, I feel like I get more creative and more efficient using hardware tbh

    man i haven’t been able to make anything in forever just using my mpk249 and a daw. i just get creative block like a mf

    i’m wondering if the mpc live 2 will help with that, i can presumably just use it anywhere and i’ll be a bit more limited so i’ll have to just work with that i have

  • hot pancakes

    man i haven’t been able to make anything in forever just using my mpk249 and a daw. i just get creative block like a mf

    i’m wondering if the mpc live 2 will help with that, i can presumably just use it anywhere and i’ll be a bit more limited so i’ll have to just work with that i have

    getting away from the computer screen and just being able to hit drum pads and just chop anything i want helped so much and you’d be surprised with the s*** you can come up with just running off of an mpc

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    i’ve performed and made music dawless forr 10 years hmu if you have any questions

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    Mark Moschino

    i’ve performed and made music dawless forr 10 years hmu if you have any questions

    What equipment do you use?

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    nocomment

    What equipment do you use?

    depends on the job i guess. i don’t really want to put up a gear list, but writing i have a s*** ton of synths controlled by an octatrack, and then drums are handled by an a***og rytm.

    performance i just sample everything into the octatrack use its 4 outputs as a deck A and deck B situation. my a***og rytm (just cause i like it, if i was smart id just use the octatrack) and mix it with a pioneer dj mixer

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    Making beats only on hardware just feels wrong/naked although that’s probably why rap innovation has stalled

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    Mark Moschino

    depends on the job i guess. i don’t really want to put up a gear list, but writing i have a s*** ton of synths controlled by an octatrack, and then drums are handled by an a***og rytm.

    performance i just sample everything into the octatrack use its 4 outputs as a deck A and deck B situation. my a***og rytm (just cause i like it, if i was smart id just use the octatrack) and mix it with a pioneer dj mixer

    Just an octatrack and rytm mixed is an interesting setup. What kinda gigs/genre you playing?

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    Making beats only on hardware just feels wrong/naked although that’s probably why rap innovation has stalled

    nah fam just mix it when you record it

  • nocomment

    Just an octatrack and rytm mixed is an interesting setup. What kinda gigs/genre you playing?

    faster dance genres

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    Making beats only on hardware just feels wrong/naked although that’s probably why rap innovation has stalled

    This is what ive been thinking. that hardware would be more intuitive and freeform.
    Gotta laptop but Im going to build hardware set up and just mix on the DAW

  • Way more money than not using aDAW