So I’m trying to follow the rumors and what some have mentioned about the vanishing stocks of the AR and now maybe the A4. On the flip side of this, the hopes of a return of the silver boxes maybe in a DT form. Now we have the OT MK2. Does that throw the return of the silver boxes idea out? Because of the updated Octatrack, this would make sense to bring MK2 versions of the AR &A4 being that these are still being updated and should not be considered completed machines. Then again, could the DT be considered a modern take on Machinedrum? If that’s the case then maybe there is a modern take on Monomachine in DT and heat form factor as well as mk2’s of A4 and AR? Elektron has stated that they will be releasing more than we’ve seen in the past.
My opinion, the machinedrum and monomachine were the cream of Elektron. Besides Sid the MD and MnM is where they have really shined. So a modern take on those two would make sense to me. Also, my opinion again, capitalize on the analog machines by giving them the new buttons and rotary’s.
The hype that was created with Digitakt’s release and springing the OT mk2 on us has made us monsters for what’s next. They are doing marketing right. How many of us, me included, have been fixated on wanting more sooner than later? Even though DT has been shaky with OS bugs they will work them out. But what DT will be with future OS updates, it’s hard to imagine what Elektron could come up with next. I’m excited for what’s next!
What is your take on this?