Going to pre-order an OT MK2.
After going through the OT manual and studying the button differences between the MK1 and MK2, as well as the general streamlining of the interface where buttons have lights and text on them, the MK2 looks surprisingly less cluttered, and more straight forward, even with more buttons and the added text beneath the encoders.
For a new OT user like myself, I think the MK2 is worth the price difference.
I almost feel lucky to be coming to the OT finally, after all these years.
64GB CFs are cheaper than ever, too!
I'd love to see the MK2 PDF manual published soon, as I always read a manual before a tool arrives. I've sifted through the MK1 manual.
The key for me, I believe, is going to be focusing on one capability of the machine, and locking it into memory first, before moving onto the rear of the capabilities.
I picked up how to use scenes when I borrowed a MK1 for 2 days last year, but got frustrated trying to cram the rest in such a short period of time.
So this time it's going to be Static Machines/Slots, with computer imported .wavs, first.
Then insert FX, LFOs, Neighbor/Master track.
Then MIDI sequencing.
Then sampling from inputs.
Then Flex Machines/Slots.
Then creating new compositions with OT only.
Then, finally, live looping/transition.
It may require a month or more to lock in each capability, but I am determined to put in the time and make the most of the OT MK2.