OK so this post strays a little from the topic in a way. Forgive me!
It struck me last night, in a dream that the Digitakt hardware is a powerful general purpose digital sound groovebox. It isn't inherently an "eight voice digital drum computer & sampler". Drop (download) a new OS on it and boom you have a whole new synth.
I had been thinking about the still unheard and still missing-in-action Maleko/Harvestman BFF, a 4 voice wavetable synth sequencer. The idea of this synth caught my attention, thought it could be rather Elektron-like and i was wondering if it might have something resembling p-locks?
Then later it hit me in a dream, there is enough horsepower and memory in the Digitakt hardware with the NXP Coldfire processor, you could do four wavetable voices for sure and maybe eight. You just need a new OS, the hardware is all there.
I've got to believe this has already occurred to someone at Elektron. You can sell the Digitakt hardware again re-purposed with a new OS. A lot of the features are already in the Digitakt software ready to port, they need add only new sound generating portions. You might need a magnetic sticker on face cover too.
So you could have a multitimbral virtual analog synth, or a wavetable synth, or an effects box using the audio in ports, or ... you get the idea. All with Overbridge.
This would be a very good thing for Elektron, allowing them to drive down the costs for the Digitakt hardware, by increasing volume. In concept this is a little like the the Plug-out synth on the Roland System-1m. I'll leave the market issues and pitfalls to someone else.
Or hell, why not having one of the software synths available for the Digitakt hardware being something like the configurable modules like on the Roland Effect Boxes (Torcido, Scooper, Bitrazer and Demora) only enlarged, or like the old Nord G2.
(I know already that i'm going to get attacked for this. So have at it.)