Haha well, I feel pretty good about the whole thing, actually, so there’s no mood here to spoil the mood, so to say. I love what Elektron’s doing, I love their take on things and their creativitiy and ambition. This really is a all about me-thing, where I’m just realising that whenever I’m really pulled into an instrument, it’s been of the more traditional kind. A keyboard of sorts, or a fairly simple analogue affair, like the Tanzbar for example, and that’s just the way it is.
I am, however, done with this whole selling gear nonsense (my kind of nonsense - it’s not nonsense to sell gear, but my take on it was, for awhile, nonsense). I’m not selling my Digitakt, I’m putting it away, as you suggest, and then we’ll see.
I’ve used it mostly as my recorder, considering each sample like a snippet of tape. My samples are usually 15-20 seconds long, I do the actual legwork on other instruments. Then, I treat each sample like part of a reel and trigger it accordingly.
I can’t help but thinking that maybe an OP-1 would be better for me. I was actually on the fence of getting one not too long ago, but ended up with the Digitakt instead. You know what you’re getting with an Elektron, and I was familiar with it from before, so I guess that’s why.