Most my work relies heavily on looking at screens.
It also includes hooking up lots of gear. .
Sometimes in the evening I would love to do some jamming with headphones. Mostly for my own sanity and well-being, but also to spark ideas, record loops for later compositions etc.
Therefore I would love to design a (mostly) screenless home setup for jamming / improvising. Has anyone done this? How is it working out for you? Any gems / problem solvers that became important to you? I am thinking probably eurorack as this is something I am already using, but I am getting seriously lost in the choice of modules.
In the studio I use Ableton Live, Max, PD, eurorack, guitars, pedals.
- It should be mostly screenless.
- I already have some eurorack in my studio and can use some of this for the build.
- Should be easy to record. I don’t need more than a stereo recording of this. Mostly for capuring ideas, making samples/loops. I was thinking of maybe adding a 4MS wav recorder on the end.
- Shouldn’t be so big that I don’t like having it at home. It will also be used at my home office desk, so it shouldn’t be to hard to pack away (or just move temporarily) when I have to work on something else/have Zoom meeting etc.
- Have to be easy to turn on / short time between wanting to play, and ready to play. If not I would have just put up a screenless Ableton Live / Max based setup.
- My music sounds like this.