There are some thing I miss about the Octa – one being quantized sampling. There are also (currently) some things about the DT that catch an Octa veteran by surprise – no slide trigs, for instance.
I’ve used all of the Elektron soundmakers with the exception of the SID Station at one point or another. Now it’s just the Digitakt, a Micromonsta for polyphony, and the modular. I do scratch my head right now, preparing for a very short ambient gig, wondering whether patch memory would be THAT bad, after all… I’m not that experienced with the modular.
I’m hoping the ER-301 will take over Octatrack’s duties as a live loop player/manipulator, which would take some pressure off having to achieve maximum sonic variety using the rest of the modular. Then I could just have a few malleable modular voices, Digitakt for drums, Micromonsta for poly, and ER-301 at the helm
It was kind of love/hate with the Octa. Some small bugs that would’ve been so easy to fix. And I found piecing Ableton tracks back to the Octa for live performance a royal pain.