I have never thought I would be completely done with elektron boxes, and I dont think I ever will, even if I do ever go all in DAW with my music (which is highly doubtful)
The monomachine was the first elektron box I got, and I thought it was a quirky little synth with some cool features, but then as I learned it i really fell in love with it, I have sold my monomachine, and have had…3, maybe 4 now total, and still have it, though hardly ever use it, mostly because it doesnt fit in my live situations anymore.
Same with the machinedrum, have had a few of them, the last one I sold after getting a Rythm because I felt I had “too many” sequencers and there was a lot of overlap…well, after being without a machinedrum for a few years, I REALLY MISSED IT, and now have another one, which is great now because all the patterns and kits are full on my Rythm, so I can use my MD in studio, and my Rythm for my live gigs.
A4 is what brings my studio together, its the center piece between my groove machines and my modular, that will never go anywhere.
I tried SO HARD to love the octatrck, and have had two of them, and thing it does cool things, but I just dont get it, so I will probaby stay away from that.
I have no desire to get any of the new machines though, not now anyways, I just dont feel I need anymore of that kind of gear. I need a MIXER (are you hearing that Elektron??), im sure you could whip up a sick one with a sequencer and effects…
There are other groove boxs that I have from other companies that I would quickly let go if I had to over my elektrons, howver I do enjoy having those around as something else to work on and be inspired differently.
I dont know, different strokes for different folks as they say