Love the Rytm! Was my first Elektron box and got me started into their world. I’d honestly never been into hardware based sequencers prior. I brushed them off, never really understood it and would always sequence in the DAW. I had planned for more or less the same, but Rytm completely changed me and opened my eyes. I love sequencing with Elektron boxes! I’ll come up with something, then record the output and move on. I don’t play live and likely never will, so the performance aspect hasn’t really influenced or rubbed off on me.
I now have 4 Elektron units: Rytm, Digitakt, MachineDrum UW+ and just aquired a Heat this weekend. I can’t see parting with any of them in the foreseeable future. They each have a flavor and purpose in my world, but I think I work on tracks differently than a lot of people.
I’ll be adding an Analog Four MKII in 2018 for sure.