previous to having my A4, I used a Shruthi-1 for bass (sequenced with my OT)
I always missed those pure deep base tones wich I don’t think you can quite get with the A4 - not like this… pure, clean sine tones.
I just plugged it in and I’m happy I didn’t pair with it.
EDIT: also I just think that, for some reason, it just worked great on the mix with OT’s sound. I don’t know why, but they just seem to fit together sonically really well.
I might eventually sell my A4 after all - I love the FX, the amazing modulation matrix, the macros are great for live performance… but, as with many users, the sound of the oscillators sometimes frustrate me a bit. And yes - although I haven’t mastered it yet - I know some tricks to get good bass - lower osc volumes, pw, HPF resonance, tracking, etc.
Then again I’m not sure what to pair my OT with… Digitakt feels tempting, although I’m not sure about going samples only.
Digitone also seems like good contender - smaller form factor, more polyphony, input processing (wich the A4 also has but still)… but I’ve never worked with FM synthesis, so I would need to play with it before making the call.
any other Shuthi enthusiast around?