I demoed the MPC Live briefly and it just feels like a DAW with a touch screen. I can't see myself really 'jamming' on the machine.
Whereas with the Digitakt... I'm having loads of fun just getting CTL-ALL -> Reload pattern and various other performance tricks committed to memory.
Once MIDI stabilizes, I'm hoping to get cooking with that controlling the audio tracks. The Digitakt will probably mostly be a part of a larger setup, where the MIDI tracks aren't needed as much, but as a standalone groovebox, I can see MIDI loopback adding a lot of depth to the machine. (This routing could also be done internally... wink wink nudge nudge Elektronians)
I really hope they streamline sampling so that sampling stuff in time with sequences and dynamically assigning them to pads becomes as easy as possible. I think that kind of fluid workflow is at the heart of why Digitakt is so great for me. Still a bit to go with the firmware, but I really really hope they grab some of these low-hanging fruits that would elevate it so much.
Most of my hopes for features are really simple – soloing, MIDI-controlled sampling, smarter mute modes... Which bodes kinda well for actually getting them implemented some time in the future
Yeah, in a word – I'm excited to see what is coming.