Hey guys I just wanted to chat about my motivations and hear some thoughts on my specific situation. Anyone else made a similar switch?
I’ve been loving my A4 actually but I’m not in a position to have multiple boxes. I bought it with the intention of using it primarily as a drum/crazy percussion synth. I can honestly say its performed wonderfully for this. Two random examples of the kind of sounds I’m talking about here:
I actually owned an OTmk2 very briefly but wasn’t ready for the elektron workflow at that time. My time spent with the A4 and learning to wrap my head around the whole kit/pattern interaction and its other quirks has kind of opened my eyes up to the OT once again.
My main and only synth is a Prophet 6 which covers “traditional” synth duties better than the A4 ever could. Its my go to for that immediately great sounding inspiration. (This isn’t a slight on the a4 at all, its just not its strength.)
At the end of the day the A4 still feels more like a musical graphing calculator than a hands on synth to me personally. Again, not a slight. Its the nature of the very powerful beast. Good sounds are still one digit from bad ones and since I’m using this for more rhythmic/percussive duties rather than melodic, I think it makes sense to make a move to the OT.
I’ve just got it in my head that if I’m going to have that kind of technicality and fine tuning in a machine I’d rather opt for the OT as my only Elektron box.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiIOGJuxl4Q&t=1446s - this vid really sold me on the OT. Longer samples are cool but just hearing what it can do with short clips of noise gives me hope I can do everything I do on the A4 and much more.