Hi there, I’m thinking about getting an ER301 after making some changes to my current rack. The biggest difference is that I’m moving towards multitracking and mixing ITB (Ableton). So this frees up things like mixers and reverbs…
I was thinking that the 301 could be useful in my setup because I want to add sampling and granular, and a whole hostof other 301 benefits (like VCAs, ADSR, making a drum kit, EQ, probably missing others).
But now that I’ve thought about it quite a bit, I’m starting to think that I could really do almost all of that ITB (sampling, EQ, reverb/delay/effects, drum kit, Mixing).
I think I would enjoy having the ER 301 in the rack, but as I’m trying to produce music semiprofessionally, it seems like I would probably have more flexibility (and DSP) using Ableton for a lot of these things, especially since I can/will be just multitracking my modular voices to my computer…
Would love any thoughts or responses to my jumbled post.
My rack primarily consists of: Whimsical Raps Mangrove and Three Sisters, Verbos Complex Oscillator, Birdkids Bataleur, with VCAs/LPG for all 3. That’s it right now. Been thinking about adding sampling capabilities which is what brought me to the ER 301. but then there’s the whole ITB thinking that’s making me feel like its a waste… For example, I think ITB mixing makes a lot of sense for multitracking and reverb type stuff (because you have so much control over EQ etc and making it fit clean in general)
So I’m curious what the other benefits to the ER 301 are… I’m thinking of using it as a Mixer in my setup that then the 4 outputs are multitracked to my audio interface, that can affect each of the 3 voices + sampling and then send those to my mixer (side note, thinking about sending these to a QMMF and then out to the interface, but that’s another conversation).
I feel like I’m talking myself out of a 301 but I really don’t want to use the computer… So please talk me into getting an ER 301. THANK YOU.