I still laugh at all the “OT audio quality sucks!” threads and comments
If you take the time to learn how to properly gain stage your inputs, and process after with eq/comp/filter, sampling with the OT is a breeze. I like the color it imparts, and if it squashes anything I have plugins and external analog processing to take care of the lost frequencies.
I mean look at all the classic samplers, they all imparted a certain quality to the incoming audio. Nothing that can’t be post processed to sound different.
OT reverbs suck? I’ve owned a big sky, have tried plenty of the UAD expensive reverbs and I still find that the OT FX can yield more creative and unique results due to the LFOs and variable sequencer track length with plocks.
I know you can send midi cc’s to the eventide and strymon pedals, but lets be honest the majority of users just load up a preset and turn 1-2 knobs. I’ll take my OT crossfader and scenes over some lush pristine crystal sounding reverbs any day
with the mk2 i imagine you will have to work a little less harder to get the inputs at the right level for sampling with out using internal gain to amplify the sound. I’d love to get one at some point, but will use my Mk1 til the wheels fall off