Hey Elektron, I know this probably won’t be a reason for the delay in releasing OB, I just thought I’d add some feedback to the topic. One of the reasons you may not be making it a priority is due to it being a free platform not contributing to sales. Another might be because OB is going make the Digitakt a far more powerful product, which could affect sales of your flagship products such at the OT.
I’d like to contribute my personal story to my introduction to the wonderful world of your products. I bought a Digitakt because I thought it looked like a very cool introduction to hardware samplers. It was also priced very fair so I figured it was an investment worth making in case I didn’t like it and preferred to stick with Ableton. Had you not advertised the power of Digitakt + OB, I probably would not have purchased it in the first place and your flagship products would definitely have been out of the question.
I got to know my DT and have since fallen in love with working with hardware and fallen in love with the Elektron brand. I will one day purchase one or more of your top tier products thanks to the enjoyment making music using the DT has given me.
It’s just a bit frustrating having all these loops, ideas and projects stockpiled on my DT, I really wish I could multitrack record them into Ableton to do the editing/ arranging. I know I can do this already without OB, but it’s a really nice thought to be able to record multiple audio channels simultaneously with Ableton and also be able to use DT as an audio interface. These features were part of my initial reasoning to enter the world of Elektron.
Not regretting the purchase, I love my DT regardless, just frustrating.