Whatever it is (my hope+ bet is on a Monomachine successor)… a few thoughts for the record on improving the general sequencer functions…
-Something with a song section that actually records patterns, mutes, scenes, knob tweaks etc on the fly in realtime with the ability to overdub/delete/edit.
-Other sequencer advancements like random steps, reverse & ping pong modes, auto generating euclidian sequencing etc, as well as independent track speed scaling a la Octatrack.
-Ability to p-lock/lfo/scene random assignable % to micro timing as well as arpeggiator timing (plus arp swing).
On top of those far flung wishes, why not delve into more advanced inter-track interaction along the lines of the Machinedrum LFO’s, or Monomachine audio busses?
And a cheeky last couple:
- add Generic USB Midi Host functionality so its super easy to plug in a modern controller for working around the interface limitations of devices this size.
-use trig buttons with built in mini screens, so its super easy to see what kind of info is on each trig. There’s a cat for the pigeons.
Not sure if that list is exactly ‘what’s next’… but hopefully some of it is ‘what’s possible one day soonish’