At first the idea of sampling being brought to the MKI is a crazy idea. And... I have zero expectations of it. BUT the more I ponder it, the more I see a bit of logic to the idea.
They release this drum machine with audio inputs. The way the inputs are implemented and utilized is nonsensical. It leaves many people thinking what were they thinking. It's almost like:
The inputs aren't doing what they are meant to be doing. Allowing for sampling will suddenly make sense of it.
They've stated that all these machines, these MKII's, will be running the same software as the MKI's and that it is only the hardware that is changing. So -- correct me if I'm wrong -- In order for the MKI to not sample would require intentionally crippling it's software. Because again, remember, the inputs are already there.
Elektron has surprised like this before.
Also, I won't be pissed if they don't do this.
Thoughts? What am I missing?