I’ve found something a bit amusing about my workflow, and I’m curious if other people experienced it. There are a lot of calls for song mode on the Digi-devices… dozens of threads and posts about them needing the feature. The DT/DN were my only Elektron devices for a long while, and I felt the same, until I worked out my workflow for structured jams.
I have since fallen deeper into the Elektron vortex, adding the A4/Rytm/OT, and I find that I’m not using the song modes or arranger at all! When you get into performing with the devices, I found that as long as you have the devices set on matching auto-channels and mirror patterns on each device, it is waaaay more fun actively driving the machines.
I think the major piece I had to learn is that these are instruments, just like a guitar, and you learn to play them the more you practice.
I totally understand others still needing the feature, but thought I’d highlight what happened with me in case it helps someone else.
Anyone else experience this?