Hi there, this is my first post here.
Before getting the dawless bug, I produced music with Ableton and some vsts, hardware synths, guitar, piano. Pretty traditional stuff, so wanting to get more “out there”, I started looking for ways to make music with sample mangling and a more hands on/live performance approach. I’ve had the Mpc live for a few months and only recently have I been able to actually make songs with it. I find the OS a bit un intuitive and not very friendly or easily accessible for live performing. Wish it had more knobs, though could be just I need to put more time into it…
Enter the Digitakt a few weeks ago. This is my first elektron box and OMG. I FREAKIN LOVE It. It just feels like a wild limitless and uncertain ride and it takes me back to the feeling I had when I first got into making music, before it became somewhat stale and mechanic (for me) . I have made more (and better) songs in the last ten days than in the last three months.
Being as I am absolutely in love with this little box and have perpetual GAS, I started looking at the octatrack mk2.
Would getting an OT with my digitakt be redundant (considering I have the mpc?). Is the feeling similar to the digitakt, and would I better survive its learning curve with my digitakt experience? Is the OT more immediate than the mpc live once you know it?
What would you do? Sell the Mpc and get OT+DT?
Invest more time learning mpc and go MPC+DT?
or get OT and keep all three lol?
(that last option will surely mean I’d have to get a divorce as well)