I’m getting my own OT mk1 in a few days and have an A4 mk2, and I’m wondering what’s the best way to synchronize and use them together during a live set? Btw I’m a bit new to Elektron but I’m loving the Elektron style workflow!
To me, this sounds like a logical way to connected and sync these devices:
Use the OT as the main brain, sending clock and pattern changes to A4 (and other gear) through MIDI.
Use the OT as a mixer for the A4 and possibly other gear, to do “dynamic performance sampling” in realtime and add effects.
Use the Cue output on the OT and hook it up to some of my external effects for send and return.
Sequence performance changes on the A4 using A4’s built-in sequencer (like changing filter settings on a per-note basis etc)
So I’m mostly wondering if this sounds logical, or if there are better ways to play these devices together?
Which is better, to control the A4 through MIDI from the OT, or use the built in sequencer of the A4? I’m mostly concerned if it is possible to trigger per-note performance changes through MIDI? (like when using the built in sequencer of the A4 to change filters, etc…)