I got the OT in March and DT last month. Everybody is correct in saying the OT is very deep because of the many options it has to manipulate the sounds. DT can be very deep as well but is instantly gratifying and with new enhancements with every os update it will and already is a great contender. I’m learning something new on both every time I use them. I’ve ran one into the other as well as swapped them around. They work very great plugged into each other. For example, you can essentially have conditional trigs for OT when Using the DT sequencer. So many more possibilities open up when treated as one unit. I thought I would be getting rid of one or the other after buying both but I can’t see using one without the other. The creative imagination was only expanded greatly by the limitations both possess. Those of you who are lucky enough to have both I urge you to explore the many different possibilities and configurations with just those two machines together. Not to mention, throw in what ever other synths, drummachines and effect boxes you have. My mind has been blown!
So to me there isn’t a matter of Digitakt vs Octatrack. It’s more about how can I make these two work together with my other boxes to come up with some of the most unique characters that express what I hear in my head.
This isn’t a rant or a negative message. I’d have to say that I am amazed at what Elektron has done. I have loved the silver boxes and am looking forward to what they bring us next.
One more note: lots of wishful thinking or complaining about this doesn’t do that or I wish it did this. I see lots of posts like these but the media page hasn’t had much love. With so many people buying the DT so quickly, why isn’t there any music being uploaded over there? Let’s start making what we can with what we have instead of wishing for things that don’t exist? Thank you for your time. Back to my hole.