Does anyone actually believe that elektron will update a discontinued product is is this just a hope?
I mean, whats in it for them? its not like the MK2 shares the same hardware like the Octa MK 1 and 2
Or are we automatically talking about MK2 A4 now and MK1 Keys?
The A4 , out of all the Elektron products has been hung out to dry. It really would be amazing to see things change for the legacy version but I think they now have bigger fish to fry …
What I would like to see for the first time in their history is for Elektron to take the A4 MK1 and release some of the schematics so that the DIY community could make these tweaks themselves as I do believe most of what people are asking for is possible
I actually dont mind Elektron crippling things in order to sell other boxes or even the drip feed of features, its just smart business. Its not always about the consumer / user. More sales = more R+D of new products and future investment.
But when they make a product obsolete they should open it up for modders and the like. The A4 MK 1 second hand price took a massive nosedive mostly down to the lack in sound compared to the MK 2 IMO.
I dont think it would take much to find duplicate midi information inside the machine that runs the 4 voice tracks as the synth uses internal midi…
Would love to hear Elektron chime in on this