Just got a Model:Cycles and I’m pleasently surprised. This thing is far more powerful than I thought it would be. It sounds very good. And I do like the aesthetics as well (I know, not everybody does).
Now I’m thinking about getting a Model:Samples as well. And here comes the issue. As long as I only have one of the Models, it’s pretty straightforward to make music and listen via Headphones. But how do you deal with 2 of these machines? Of course I could use a (mini-/micro)mixer. But do I really need to buy one of these in order to connect the Models? No other option than that (and possibly an audio interface)?
To be honest, I personally think it’s pretty weird selling these machines without an option to easily connect them together – I mean in a portable, nice way (without a shi**y plastic cheap bad sounding china imported mixer). I’m actually close to buying a 1010 Bluebox for this. A bit stupid though, because I don’t need most of the features (though I might learn to need them when I have it).
I have the same dilemma. If I expand from M:C to add an M:S I’m inevitably looking at buying a mixer and if I want to use the same keyboard with both, then I’m also looking at adding a midi split/merge utility of some sort (or swapping cables/fiddling with configuration a lot).
For this reason I’m considering a 1010 BlackBox instead, which I think gets round both requirements, while still giving me a set up that’s easy to take to the park.
I do not own a M:S just a M:C so i’ve never tried this before but i know the M:C can take in audio over usb hence the trim settings in the settings menu so if the M:S can do audio over usb just like the M:C than isn’t it possible to feed audio from one to the other via a simple usb cable and monitor them both with one headphone out?
That’s an interesting idea as well. I recently asked Elektron about connecting the M:C and M:S and they said a Mixer is necessary. So my assumption would be that this is not possible. Question is: has anyone ever tried? Because from a theroetical perspective, it sounds reasonable.
Yeah i figured this would not be an option because then people would be all over it and i’ve never seen anybody post about it. But at the same time i don’t understand why it’s not possible and i really don’t understand why the made the option of USB audio in if not for this reason.
Fair point! Thinking of getting a Digitakt/Digitone-Combo instead. Maybe that´s the idea of Elektron in the first place: Limiting the Model series to make people buy the other products (no offense meant). Might work with me.
Deleting my comment. I think you’re right! I’m not using mine in that application, but my comment comes from a vid of someone using it as a headphone splitter. I’m guessing that they must have had some sort of amplifier between the mixer and phones