8 out streaming.
Hear me out.
I’ve seen alot of people on this forum and others say that the way to dump tracks off the Digitakt is to use stereo 1/4" cables. They say that, historically, bands have recorded full albums on stereo tracks with no proper multis and that it served them fine - therefore, it should serve us fine. I am actually complete agreement with that. I’ve recorded stereo out from so many devices for so long, multitracking is a luxury. I’ve successfully mixed tracks down to completion inside my Digitakt, then pumped out the master sum on to master the finished mixdown.
However. . .
I am not the one who needs the multitracking. It is for my clients. Frequently, I am asked to provide stems for future mixing and remixing, and this is where I hit my hurdle.
Either I can charge them by the hour, knowing that it will take at minimum one hour of work to get their stems for them, thus boosting my price into a sometimes non-competitive zone. Or, I can assume that I will always be making stems, add that assumed workflow into my estimate, and still arrive at a non-competitive price for the client.
This means that I can’t currently count on the Digitakt as an efficient tool for getting my client what they are paying me for, and this is my problem. Without being able to rely on the Digitakt as a tool to be used that way in my studio, it becomes a standalone instrument (which is tolerable, as it’s hella fun to just jam on) and almost completely negates the track building capabilities it has.
I’m happy with my Digitakt. I agree that Elektron should not advertise features that aren’t present, but people have the choice to buy it or not. I chose to buy it, and I’m glad I did.
But I would really, really like 8 out streaming.