I’m really not sure why people are so obsessed with having The One Self-Contained Box That Does It All. I get the appeal from a theoretical inspiration standpoint, I guess, but why is there an obsession with working in one modality when a variety of approaches complimenting each other can be so powerful and fun?
I use my Digitakt alongside Bitwig Sampler, PO-33, and Mannequin’s w/, (edit: forgot the Organelle too), all of which are recorders/samplers (to various degrees) that have different capabilities, feature sets and ways of working. Why this monastic attempt to work entirely within one box that must do everything or else it fails as a concept entirely? Why do we demand this from instrument designers?