Thanks for the fantastic rundown. I did not know this about the Retrokits cable!
I know exactly what you mean. I never bonded with the Dave Smith Desktop Evolver for precisely those reasons and sold it even though it sounded great.
I would normally be scared of the A4 menu diving, BUT I feel like several months with the Digitakt has given me a basic primer on Elektron machines to build upon, and the Overbridge display should give me a nice overview of all the parameters to learn on as I get used to the menu options.
I have never gotten too deep with midi sequencing, so for now I’m going to start practicing by midi’ing up my Volcas to the Digitakt before I take the plunge on the A4.
The question is should I sell my Volcas (Bass, Keys, and Kick) to help finance the A4 or keep them around since I can run them through the A4’s effects. Hmmmmmmm.