Multiple ER-301?

Now that we have had a couple months with the 301 I’m curious if anyone is considering using more than one ER-301 in their setup? Due to the many possible applications it could make sense to have dedicated hardware units for different tasks. Hmm…


This makes a lot of sense to me, but I still haven’t worked out my balance with just one yet!

I know you can have multiple mixer channels on each channel, but more ins and outs is always good :cat:

I’ve thought about adding a scond. My main reason for that is I keep maxing out the CPU with complex chains. I was wondering if the hold function would be similar to freeze track effect on a daw?

Does this usually work by rendering to a wav?

If so it may be possible and would free up a lot of resources, but of course it would lose the flexibility, it’s kind of like an automated re-sampling process as I understand it. Is that right?

I’d love to hear whether there is potential for an expander at some point. I don’t know if there are any i/o pins on the back of the module that would make this a tenable idea, but I’d love to maintain a single place for routing/chains/UI, but double the amount of I/O.

To be honest I’m not sure how it works. I used to use it a lot when using power hungry plugins, It just helps to free up CPU and its effect can be undone when needed.

With the 301 it would be great to have something similar, I current use a looper as a sort of work around. Capture the main outputs and then introduce a new chain.

It is very cool, I remember using it myself when I used computers back in the day, seems a while ago now.

I’m trying to imagine the workflow… too many possibilities are making my head spin a bit!

With a custom hardware UI two of these would make one hell of an 8 channel mixer/FX setup!!!

I know right… I cant stop thinking what would be possible with 2 of these but it kinda feels like gluttony :smiley:

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OK seeing as owning six of something in the modular world is apparently a reality (not mentioning any names @NeilParfitt hehe) is anyone considering a third ER-301?


I’m not certain, but my guess is that @Ivo_Ivanov of Glitchmachines is the first with two units…paired with four Control Forge to boot!!! He posted this in another thread:


I have two now too - not sure on dates and who was there first, but it really doesn’t matter hehe :slight_smile:

It’s definitely not overkill, I can easily use them both!


Now your message about who will be first with three ER-301’s makes more sense :slight_smile:

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Well, if I’m honest with myself it’s not happening any time soon, but maybe one day!!

Two definitely feels right for now :slight_smile:

If it was just a sample player, then no, I’d stick with one, but as it is so much more it makes total sense to have two. I tend to use one for drums (stereo channel with multiple mixer channels and a mono kick with a channel spare for something else - often bass for obvious reasons) and the other one for everything else whatever that may be!

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I’ll hopefully be receiving my 2nd ER301 next week - the 2nd one is going into a small skiff of only ER301, ER101/102 & Pamela’s New Workout - small enough to sit on my lap and very portable. :heart_eyes_cat:


I plan on another one at some point… not 6 though :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Wow! That will be one hell of a system, whichever one you choose… I love the symmetry of it too.:+1:

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Not half - crikey!!

You’re got a better memory than me, I’d get lost trying to gig with that hehe :smiley:

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So did you also have to part with the Control Forge’s and ER-301’s? Were you able to hold on to the case?

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Any reason why didn’t you run a ton of satellites and one control forge? How did you get along with that module?

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