I posted this in the Elektron at NAMM thread, but since is the official DO thread, I’ll repost it here for discussion.
I’m unimpressed and disappointed. In fact, I haven’t been excited by anything recent that Elektron has done and that’s starting to bother me. What’s the purpose for this synth at this price point? At this point in technology, I can’t understand why they can’t give this the MM layout of 6 tracks with their own distortion and delay, the MM machines, their new FM algos, and maybe one of the MD synthesis machines. Then you’d have a proper box that’d be worth the ridiculous asking price for this thing.
I could see maybe picking this up down the road when it’s used and a ton cheaper, but it actually popped my GAS bubble hard.
With all that said, I can see this being a good companion for the DT, and if I had money to burn, I’d probably buy both just to have a smaller portable setup. I really wish we could get a more all-in-one box from Elektron that would make it easy to travel with just one machine.
8 voice polyphony (I’m assuming per track, if not, put that into the Cons section)
Only 4 tracks of synthesis and 4 MIDI tracks
No individual outs (don’t give me that OB shite)
No delay or distortion per track
Only 2 LFOs per track
Mainly just FM synthesis