Edit: I hope this isn’t purely a “should I buy this - thread”, meant more about discussing OT as a modern electronic instrument in the huge ecosystem.
To begin, I’ve never used OT.
I have always had an interest but was always scared off that I’d spend more time noodling and setting up projects than making music.
I got a DT last year as my first entry to elektron and I really like it but it seems (from videos and reading) that OT feels quite dated at this point, the mk2 is a nice visual change but no accompanying functionality (a few extra buttons and screen) seems insane.
I played with a korg esx-1 for 6 months but got frustrated by how dated it felt, that’s how I ended up with the digitakt!
The OT xfader and scenes looks amazing, though I feel like I can’t justify the cost when I think I can get everything else OT provides from a true DAW and a good midi controller… eg push2 and ableton.
At this point I’m waiting for a Mk3 that perhaps supports overbridge and perhaps can even be an overbridge host similar to the roland Aira Mixer that came out years ago… but maybe that’ll never happen?
My question is, if scenes are pretty much all I’m interested in (that i know of and that I can’t easily do in a daw) then is OT actually worth it? Would I find it hard to go to an OT Mk1 (shit screen etc) having used DT and DN as my first elektrons?
Does OT really stand the test of time or are some of its limitations just annoyances in 2020?