Basically, I got an MPC 2500 with JJOS and I'm trying to like it, but the only thing about it I like is the sequencer (and maybe the extra polyphony of the sample playback engine, but I could live without that). I keep missing the workflow of the OT and wishing Elektron had just added a set of pads, 64 tracks, and a chromatic mode. In lieu of all that, I'm starting to gravitate towards the Pyramid. What are some of the ups and downs of using the Pyramid to sequence the OT, for those that have tried it?
In use, I would expect it to work something like this:
-Pyramid sends note and CC messages to the OT
-OT responds by playing samples and changing parameters as sequenced
But doing it this way bypasses the OT's sequencer, which is indirectly used for stuff like time stretch. Is this a problem, or does the OT still behave as it should when its samples are triggered externally?
Another method to use it would be:
-Pyramid sends bank/program and CC messages to the OT
-OT responds by playing patterns with the specified parameters
In this scenario, the Pyramid would basically be a much more flexible Arranger, with the ability to automate everything under the OT's hood. Is this kind of setup worth the purchase of a Pyramid, or will it miss out on the unique features it can provide?
Are there other more interesting ways the two machines could interact?