If they put out an analog with a similar interface to the DN, I think it would sell much more than the A4. The A4 is great, and I really enjoyed the one that I had. I may pick up a MkII down the road a bit too. However, for me, and my ultra-compressed timelines for music (as in I have very little time unfortunately) it’s not how deep the synth is, but how quickly I can get depth out of what is presented. So the “immediacy” buzzword comes into play heavily. I can patch something up on a modular nearly instantly. It’s deep, but the interface is instantaneous. The Digi series is like a nearly perfect mid-step between something like that, and say the A4.
I can get a ton out of an A4, but it will take most of my time budget. I can get something nice out of one of the Digis in a matter of seconds/minutes, and get to writing music. The one thing I do miss about the A4 though is its CV implementation. It’s among the best out there including things tailored to the task like Kentons, Encores, etc. In fact, if I do get another one, it will be heavily integrated with my modulars.
If Elektron could put something like the A4 into a Digi box, and still retain the CV functionality, it would incredible. They could just use the multimode filter, or maybe an SSI2144 based low pass, (one or the other rather than both) for example, maybe do some hybrid of digital and analog oscillators to cut down on analog circuitry, etc.