Given the distorted buzz around the Digitakt, due to its somewhat shaky release, comparisons with OT and whatnot, I felt I wanted to create a separate thread on this subject, to make sure it stands out from the noise for those who just want to know - well, is it worth the bother, then?
Yes. It's worth the bother.
You owe it to yourself to try the Digitakt.
If you're considering a sampler, ever have or maybe will, and you're looking at the Octatrack or the Toraiz or the Live or something else, you must try the Digitakt.
Don't mind the bugs or the firmware, it'll be sorted long before this post gets old.
Don't mind the specs. Maybe you're bothered about the mono thing, maybe you wanted a more elaborate Master section. And so on. But just let that go, for now.
And don't worry about the reputed Elektron workflow.
Just sit down with the Digitakt, before you make your next purchase regarding samplers, and try it out. What it does, falls short of what it says on paper. What's there, is just a list of ingredients to a potion that says little of the brew's real magic before you've tried it.
And you owe it to yourself to try it. To sample. Build something. Resample and build some more. To tweak, p-lock and play.
I'm not gonna go on about it with descriptions or adjectives or anaogies and such. There's no point.
Just take my word for it when I say, the only piece of consumer advise you need is that you owe it to yourself to try it. Because it really is that good.