Currently, I use a digitone to sequence my Prophet Rev2 8 Voice Desktop. It is the only sequencer I have found that works & that I enjoy using. I sold my old Analog Four mk2 so I could buy back a digitone. It is great for sequencing 8 voices on the rev2. love it for that.
I am finding that I no longer use the digitone as a synth. Although I like the sounds, they are pretty hard to fit into a mix with the analog rytm and rev2. maybe that’s just me, whatever, im not a big fan anymore.
I don’t remember if i ever tried too hard to make midi sequencing work on the A4 when i had it, but as far as i know, each of the 6 midi out tracks only have 4 voices per step, right? is there a way to use multi-map mode in reverse, to sequence 4+ polyphony with one midi controller via A4’s tracks in realtime, without manually entering in 4 notes on one track and then the additional notes on an additional track? I just want to use my Launchpad to play chords and record those chords to the A4’s midi tracks, which send that midi out to the Rev2.
If money wasn’t an object, i would just buy an A4 MK2, but I can’t really justify that at the moment, especially when I am only using half of the digitone. Seems like an expensive midi sequencer, although the pyramid would be about the same price i guess. But ideally, I can sell the digitone, buy the A4 mk2, and that could be my sequencer.
Is the Analog Keys any better in this regard? i may also be on the fence about that. I like the portability and look of the mk2. I am worried that the overdrive and bass on the mk1 would not be the same. I dont really need a keyboard, even though the Keys prices are better than an mk2, and it’s pretty big for my already crowded desk. I am intrigued by what some describe as a “creamy” sound from the mk1. but the overdrive, qper knob, angled lightweight build, and bass synth patches were big factors in how much i enjoyed that synth. so if anyone has opinions on that issue, that may help as well. the main issue is midi sequencing though. if nothing else, i suppose i could use my mk3 lpp, which is not ideal