Abandoning the computer

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GreatExpectations
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Abandoning the computer

Post by GreatExpectations » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:50 am

I spend all day at work in front of a computer and so recently the last thing I want to do in the evenings is sit in front of a computer making music. I have a push but I still feel tied to the computer too much. What I'm looking for is something that is completely independent, ideally an all in one solution. I don't mind having limitations and I think that's kind of half the appeal (less time clicking, more time playing). I've only just started to research this and the first thing that came up was an OP-1.

I'd love to hear about alternatives and peoples take on the OP-1.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tarekith » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:55 am

Take a look at the Elektron Octatrack, and the Korg emx as well.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by channelite » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:59 am

The Elektron Octatrack would be another box to check out.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by stringtapper » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:06 am

Also take a look at the Elektron Octatrack.
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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by login » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:24 am

Elektron Octatrack


And then Monomachine, Analog Four, Machinedrum, and Analog rytm :P

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Goddard » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:30 am

What about a piano or guitar (or any other instrument that doesn't require power supply)?
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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by deva » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:57 am

And while you are at it... Take a look at the Elektron Octatrack...

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Tarekith » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:14 am

:lol:

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by infernal.machine » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:27 am

It sounds like you should get an acoustic guitar or something. Whenever I want to get away from the computer, I turn to either my guitar or my Elektron Octatrack.

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by beatz01 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:11 am

Hmm...ever heard of that thing they call an (Akai) MPC ?

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by Broomptish » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:03 am

Never heard of it but think you should take a look at the elektron ockatrak!

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by 3dot... » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:46 am

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Re: Abandoning the computer

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by GreatExpectations » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:52 pm

So the octatrack is worth looking at then? :D

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Re: Abandoning the computer

Post by doghouse » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:03 pm

Also any of the many other groovebox and workstation instruments made over the last 25 years.

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