I’m seeing pros and cons for each. Exclude MIDI sequencing from the argument as I have other boxes for that and assume I mean a Rytm MkII. And yes of course there’s the Octatrack but ignore that for now.
+More sample manipulation
+Analog, warm/gritty esp. filters
-Less sample manipulation
I do use an old MPC as well for chopped loops etc so neither has to do full sampler duties. I’m looking at DT or AR for xox style drum programming and also what either can add to ‘mood’ or ‘ambience’. In that regard I wonder how the fx in each compare including drive and compression?