My first hardware device ever was Machinedrum that i bought around 15 years ago. It was very hard experience to wrap my head around it, but from that point i realised how addictive these machines are and how they push your creativity.
After that i was watching closely to what Elektron guys where doing with having AR in my studio. And the main questions was always - "Why you are doing everything the way that a missing of essential details is practically killing all your best intentions and hard work work?" It's like they are building futuristic cars, but when you open a door and get inside you see that there is a square wheel without hydraulic assistant or breaks that are on the ceiling and you need to push them with your head.
I need a sampler, i need to destroy samples and be creative. I need a MIDI sequencer. First thing that get in your head - buy Digitakt. Stop, you need to transfer samples through midi in 2017 and you can have only 128 of them per project, so when inspiration hits you you can't access to your full library? No thanks.
May be new OT MkII is an answer? I was so exited to hear that it's finally out. But what i see in a new fearure list - new f** buttons and crisp display? Where are at least 4 stereo outs, it's not serious to have 4 mono for that type of power! Where are the new convertors with the same quality as Digitakt, it's been 8!!!! years to make this machine slightly better, but in the end they are selling an old hardware in a new case. And i am not talking about all this hyped things like OB, Trigger conditions e.t.c.
Whats happening with you Elektron?