I'm really happy about my general music setup.

Desktop Setup:
1) My "Lunch Box" desktop computer w/ 2 monitors, 1 4k, 1 1080p
2) Roli Seaboard Rise 49
3) Alesis V61 Keyboard
4) Ableton Push v1
5) beyerdynamic DT 990 Headphones

Portable Setup:
1) My 5 year old Macbook Pro
2) Roli Seaboard Block
3) Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless
4) Akai MPD218
5) Novation Mk2 Launchpad Mini
6) beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones

The portable setup fits entirely in my backpack, and I can take it anywhere. I've gone hiking with my portable setup and made some music in the woods and stuff.

The way I have this setup, it gives me roughly the same functionality in either situation. Both the portable and desktop setups have similar functionality. The desktop has more space and more functionality, but most of what I use from it is available in the portable setup.


I did all this setup during the first 3 months after I started to learn music. Basically summer of 2017. I haven't changed it much since then, though I didn't do a lot of music in 2018.

The only thing I struggle with are plugins. Mac and Windows do them very differently, so it can be a bit of a PITA to work with that.

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