I think I’m going to send mine in for repair. I inquired about the warranty and got a quick and friendly response telling me I can send it back for service, eventhough I don’t have the original receipt. Probably going to take some time, specially with holiday seasons but it’s fine if they can fix it.
Shame that the encoders are a source of so much trouble to people. Especially because much of the expressiveness of DT as an instrument are the many parameters you can “play” with the knobs. I haven’t had many instruments that have endless encoders so it’s hard to say how the DT compares. Though I had a Novation Circuit for a while which had good feeling to the encoders, but can’t comment on their longevity. Are these types of encoders just generally not as long lasting as for instance simple potentiometers?
I suppose it’s always a compromise if the knobs aren’t dedicated to one purpose. I guess I can live with the encoders in the Digitakt if they will last a reasonable time after the warranty service. It’s such a fun little box after all.