I love my Nord Drum 2 and Pad, had them for almosf two years now. I bought a Heat at the start of the year to run the ND2 through, which put me onto Elektron in general, and now I'm umming and ahhing over whether to drop the cash and add an OT MkII to the party. It would be an easy decision if not for financial considerations... Seems like a perfect match.
The only thing - and correct me if I'm wrong - is that playback of a sequence recorded from a live Nord Pad performance using the ND2's midi channel 10 into a single OT midi track will end up cutting off long decays unecessarily on different pads/channels due to the OT's weird Note On Velocity Zero thing, right? Like, a Trig playing Nord Drum Pad 1 (note 60, Channel 10) on sequencer step 1 with an extremely long decay will be cut off if there's a trig for Channel 2 (note 62, Channel 10) on sequencer step 5 before it ends, right (due to each ND channel's monophonic nature)? This is kind of frustrating because normally the ND2 doesn't respond to standard Note Off, (a good thing), but the OT’s weird behaviour effectively puts all six pads in an unnecessary mute group (unless notes are triggered simultaneously as a chord) when Channel 10 is used. Am I right? I haven't had a chance to try it, just going off what I've read.
Also, what if I play faster than the O2 sequencer's resolution? Like a really fast roll? Are notes lost? What logic defines which notes are lost and which are kept?
Anyone with an OT and ND2 combo, I'd be curious to know about these behaviours. I'm almost tempted to take the whole setup into a shop with an OT to test it.