Just completed my first week with my new Analog Rytm MkII (and my first Elektron piece of gear altogether). While I’m still terribly annoyed about the uninformative Overbridge desaster communication (completely vague unacceptable for new customers relying on the 4 weeks old official statement, as it is now), I also have completely fallen in love with this drum machine with it’s mixture of analog and sample based drumming!
The MS-DOS like button/knob UI is certainly not too reminiscent of nowadays iOS touch display ease and elegance, but after getting your way around the somewhat complicated inner structure, this very basic UI at least mirrors the high internal usability factor of the drum machine in it’s own way.
So far, so fine, but pattern management seems even below the standard of the “usability tuned MS-DOS level” of the rest of the UI. Recording and copy/paste/clear are working fine, but for patterns I have not found ANY kind of visible overview so far, not even like the crippled-character-length (MS-DOS) directories for kits etc.
Am I overlooking something, or do we really have to use pen and paper, to be able to name and manage patterns spread over projects, to keep ANY GOOD OVERVIEW at all???