Arriving tomorrow… don’t know if I jumped the gun or what… haha.
The videos all hooked me in…
I was initially interested in picking up a hardware sampler to sort of use as an “all-in-one vintage drum machine” (like Roland’s TR8s)… I have tons of samples of classic kits (as I’m sure most of you all do as well)… Linn, TR-505, 707, 808, 909, etc. The whole thing, and then some.
SP404s to me, seem ridiculously overpriced. So I found a few others… never been a big MPC fan… owned the MPC1000 and MPC500 before and thought the pads sucked (and they do) and the workflow just isn’t quick enough for my needs. Looked at the Circuit but don’t like how there’s only 60 seconds of sample storage and only 64 slots. Looked at the Korg Electribe ES-1… owned before. Hate the 32khz conversion thing for loading samples… and, only 90 seconds internal? I wanted more space, but kind of simple. Considered an Electribe 2 Sampler, but the more I read about it, the less I like it. Only 4.5 minutes of total sample storage?
1gb storage… 64mb (11 minutes in mono) per project… hmm. Seems pretty cool.
My plans on using it as a vintage drum machine (all of them)… 6 pads is enough for kick, snare, chh, and clap, which is most of what I need for my vintage drum machine sequencing needs… other two tracks/samples could be some ambient pads or synth thing of sorts.
Tell me more about this… convince me!
Questions I had-
Is Elektron good with firmware updates, like Novation with their Circuit?
Is it quick to load new projects (with different samples on the 6 tracks)?
Is it decently quick to swap out the 6 samples?
Does Elektron plan on offering an ATTACK parameter setting? I sure hope so.
The transfer software… decently easy to use/load samples?
Pads decent? A lot of complaints about them.
Any plans on having “banks” of Tracks/Samples? That would be amazing. Instant click to Bank 2 for 6 more, Bank 3 for 6 more… and the ability to sequence all 18 samples instead of 6?
Is it just one pattern per project? Or do the 16 step buttons function as pattern select?
Thanks for any help!
Reason I took the plunge-- it seemed to tick all my boxes, and I used one of the online retailers to make payment plans on one, instead of dropping $400 total.
Meh. I’ve seen people make brilliant stuff quickly with this thing… and it looks like a lot of fun. Again, this is my first Elektron anything.
Good to be here.