Spawning a standalone topic on this (from the new gear thread) as might be an interesting focus.
One possibility I am thinking of: "axol_OT_i"
Have toyed with the idea of implanting an axoloti into my Octatrack for a few years, as a very versatile option to bring optionally inline of Octatrack functionality, but never done it.
Now, with this independent new more powerful board, and having gotten somewhat better at creating my own patches, I might finally take that plunge.
Even smaller form factor than the original axoloti, and so even easier to fit into the empty Octatrack space and wire up internally to audio io/Midi as needed. Could be anything - beatbox, new FX (OT with MI Clouds built-in?), synths, midi brain and controlled from the Octatrack hardware on a dedicated channel etc. Can be ordered without the trs sockets attached. Finding somewhere on the OT surface to put an extra small oled gui would be great though.
Then again, just as easy to keep it in tiny enclosure of its own and not go meddling inside my beloved Octatrack! Just like the idea of the integration in one box
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Just ordered a couple of these
The Akso by Zrna.
An axoloti-inspired new version with more cpu heft (can run 50 MI Braids oscillators using 50% cpu, say the developer)
Smaller form factor, stackable (I think), usb c, mini jacks, aux in and dc coupled for cv. Each jack operates in one of three scale modes: line level, bipolar CV -5V/+5V or unipolar CV 0-10V. Eurorack height so could be very interesting. Usb-midi host.
Will use the existing axoloti patcher and library.
No DIN midi as default but can use gpio (or axoloti midi cutoff)
Love the axoloti as the heart of diy wooden box, knobs, buttons and little oled projects; so this is a nice upgrade.
At its most basic a fabulous midi, usb (and now cv) programmable hub.
Otherwise a very versatile sequencing, sampling, synthing, effecting modular in a box with loads of scope for novice soldering, wiring inventors who know what a potentiometer and momentary switch is.
Same pins as axoloti but more and different physical layout.