I have a DT on loan from a friend for the weekend.
The immediacy of sampling is appreciated.
Not wanting to fuss around with sample import via USB, I just queued up some OP-1 drum kits in Live (tt-606, Rytm, etc.) and played them into the recording inputs. So quick, so easy.
The per track overdrive is a solid compression alternative.
Having granular capabilities again is fun! I turned the factory BD into an acid bassline in under a minute. This really makes this thing a capable all-in-one groove box, as good as Rytm in this regard.
I was curious how sample chains would fair in the DT.
Surprisingly, that waveform graphic lends itself more to single shots or very short chains (<10 sample hits), as the waveform zoom only exists in the sampling window. But, always wanting to get the most out of that 64MB of ram in single project, I'll mess around with making my own sample streams out of carefully chosen sample hits, of the same instrument instead of whole drum kits (i.e. 10 different open hats, 10 different kicks).
The 2 rows of step buttons makes chromatic mode so much more logical in the physical sense (than all the other Elektrons), which makes me very hopeful for a DT sized reimagined MM or digital synth from Elektron of some sort.
Next up is experimenting with the workflow of sampling my Monologue and Analog Keys hooks into DT, to see if Rytm+DT would make a good combo for remixing my studio tracks (which consist of Rytm+AK+Monologue) in a traveling, live setting.
I'll test the summed mono (+ DT FX) versions of these recorded hooks against DAW edited dual .wav (L and R rendered independently) stereo imports with the Transfer app, using two tracks on the DT for stereo playback.
I need to determine if the more complex workflow to retain stereo information is worth losing the quick mangling of a sample on one track, and if the DT stereo FX + pan parameter trigless locks are enough to open up these mono recordings of synths.
Then next weekend, I'll see what the MIDI tracks are all about.