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Post 21 Apr 2022

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Post 21 Apr 2022

I just watched the Loopop video on lunch. I want to like this, as I've been eying a Digitone and Digitakt for some time, but.. meh... I already have an MPC Live II and a Force, so I really don't need yet another groovebox (especially one aimed at drums/percussion). That said, if I were to grab any Elektron today, this would be at the top of my list.
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Post 21 Apr 2022

I have the Digitakt, and I'm now thinking about this one 😭
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Post 21 Apr 2022

Ordered one! This'll be my first Elektron box. Depending on how I like it, I could see myself snagging a Digitakt down the road, too. :D
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Post 21 Apr 2022

Man... $1000 USD for the Syntakt. I'm out - there's no way I can spend that kind of money on something that essentially amounts to a drum synth with limited multitimbral voices. For $200 USD more, you can get an Akai Force, or for $200 less, an Akai MPC One, which is arguably far more powerful/useful IMHO.
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Post 21 Apr 2022

Does depend on what you want a piece of kit like this for, I think.

One could say you could get a laptop or an ipad and do wayyyyy more, too!

If I want unlimited polyphony, in depth sample editing/slicing, the bajillion soft synths/plugins that I have... I'll just use the PC. ;)

It may be that I won't like it and it won't be for me, but I've been wanting to get out of my comfort zone and try out an Elektron box for a while and this seemed like a fun instrument. :thumbs_up:
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Post 21 Apr 2022

Crumbfort wrote:
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Ordered one! This'll be my first Elektron box. Depending on how I like it, I could see myself snagging a Digitakt down the road, too. :D
Dude!

Do let us know how you roll with it. The Digitakt is such an inspiration machine, this one is probably even more so!
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Post 21 Apr 2022

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
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Crumbfort wrote:
21 Apr 2022
Ordered one! This'll be my first Elektron box. Depending on how I like it, I could see myself snagging a Digitakt down the road, too. :D
Dude!

Do let us know how you roll with it. The Digitakt is such an inspiration machine, this one is probably even more so!
Will do!! Supposed to ship tomorrow, apparently! :thumbup:
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Post 21 Apr 2022



They will sell a boatload of Syntakt.
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Post 21 Apr 2022

*sigh*

Ok, BoBeats has me 70% sold. I can’t believe I’m considering dropping a grand on this thing when I already have an MPC and Force. I hate myself.

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Post 22 Apr 2022

I know it's got audio inputs but can it sample from them and from itself?

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Post 22 Apr 2022

DaveyG wrote:
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I know it's got audio inputs but can it sample from them and from itself?
No, AFAIK.
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Post 22 Apr 2022

EnochLight wrote:
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*sigh*

Ok, BoBeats has me 70% sold. I can’t believe I’m considering dropping a grand on this thing when I already have an MPC and Force. I hate myself.

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Post 22 Apr 2022

I recently got a 2nd hand Digitakt but sample browsing kills my workflow so I really want the Syntakt. It's like a mash up of the model:cycles and the Analog Rytm.

To me this looks like the best laptop Groovebox out there. I get what people are saying about the features of the Mpc one and Force but for me the workflow was tedious. I hope they get UK stock soon. Time to do some selling and free up some funds!

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Post 22 Apr 2022

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Synthopathe wrote:
22 Apr 2022
I recently got a 2nd hand Digitakt but sample browsing kills my workflow so I really want the Syntakt. It's like a mash up of the model:cycles and the Analog Rytm.

To me this looks like the best laptop Groovebox out there. I get what people are saying about the features of the Mpc one and Force but for me the workflow was tedious. I hope they get UK stock soon. Time to do some selling and free up some funds!
I get what you are saying. I was forced to get very well organised with my samples on the DT. Now it's a breeze.
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Post 22 Apr 2022

I get that MPC workflow is an acquired taste, but it seems an order of magnitude easier to grasp than Elektron workflow IMHO. And Force is about as simple as they come - it’s Ableton Live clip & session. Not sure how anyone could think Elektrons abstract workflow and menu diving is any easier.
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Post 22 Apr 2022

EnochLight wrote:
22 Apr 2022
I get that MPC workflow is an acquired taste, but it seems an order of magnitude easier to grasp than Elektron workflow IMHO. And Force is about as simple as they come - it’s Ableton Live clip & session. Not sure how anyone could think Elektrons abstract workflow and menu diving is any easier.
I can tell you the "elEktRoN wOrkFloW" isn't anywhere complicated at all. It's extremely simple and quick 🤷‍♂️
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PhillipOrdonez wrote:
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I can tell you the "elEktRoN wOrkFloW" isn't anywhere complicated at all. It's extremely simple and quick 🤷‍♂️
I hear you. I guess I'm just going by the myriad of videos I've watched on the Digitakt and Digitone. I did the same with the MPC before I bought my first one, and when I opened the box I already knew the basics. Guess I need to spend a bit more time watching Elektron workflow videos if I go down that route (still not 100% sold on dropping $1000 USD on another groovebox for my setup, as I'd mostly use it as just a sound module). But the sounds BoBeats was demo'ing... that's totally my wheelhouse. So tempting!
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Post 22 Apr 2022

I'm not ragging on the MPC workflow, I personally just found the touchscreen a bit finicky. I probably would have been interested in the Force if it wasn't so big.

And yes, Philip, I could definitely do with condensing/prioritising my sample collection for the Digitakt. Maybe I'll get some time to do that because it's probably not a good time to be selling one.

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Synthopathe wrote:
22 Apr 2022
I'm not ragging on the MPC workflow, I personally just found the touchscreen a bit finicky. I probably would have been interested in the Force if it wasn't so big.

And yes, Philip, I could definitely do with condensing/prioritising my sample collection for the Digitakt. Maybe I'll get some time to do that because it's probably not a good time to be selling one.
You're right, it is probably not a good time to sell the DT. I was thinking of selling it but I don't think I will. I would miss it for sample playback given the Syntakt doesn't support that. 🤔
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Post 22 Apr 2022

EnochLight wrote:
22 Apr 2022
PhillipOrdonez wrote:
22 Apr 2022
I can tell you the "elEktRoN wOrkFloW" isn't anywhere complicated at all. It's extremely simple and quick 🤷‍♂️
I hear you. I guess I'm just going by the myriad of videos I've watched on the Digitakt and Digitone. I did the same with the MPC before I bought my first one, and when I opened the box I already knew the basics. Guess I need to spend a bit more time watching Elektron workflow videos if I go down that route (still not 100% sold on dropping $1000 USD on another groovebox for my setup, as I'd mostly use it as just a sound module). But the sounds BoBeats was demo'ing... that's totally my wheelhouse. So tempting!
Check cuckoo's digitakt mega tutorial, all the basics are covered there. Another good to check for the workflow would be Dave Mech. The workflow is not complicated at all, you develop muscle memory too
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Synthopathe wrote:
22 Apr 2022
I recently got a 2nd hand Digitakt but sample browsing kills my workflow so I really want the Syntakt. It's like a mash up of the model:cycles and the Analog Rytm.

To me this looks like the best laptop Groovebox out there. I get what people are saying about the features of the Mpc one and Force but for me the workflow was tedious. I hope they get UK stock soon. Time to do some selling and free up some funds!
This is the great thing about the Model:Cycles as well. You don't have the "I can't find the right sample" excuse to procrastinate. There's knobs, and there's no one to blame but yourself if you don't turn them. I think the fact that the Syntakt basically requires you to be part of the sound shaping process is going to be a major factor in this new machine's success. I bought the Korg Wavestate for a "jack of all trades" hardware synth, and I think the Syntakt really fills this role for people in the market for a drum synth.

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Post 22 Apr 2022

OverneathTheSkyBridg wrote:
22 Apr 2022
Synthopathe wrote:
22 Apr 2022
I recently got a 2nd hand Digitakt but sample browsing kills my workflow so I really want the Syntakt. It's like a mash up of the model:cycles and the Analog Rytm.

To me this looks like the best laptop Groovebox out there. I get what people are saying about the features of the Mpc one and Force but for me the workflow was tedious. I hope they get UK stock soon. Time to do some selling and free up some funds!
This is the great thing about the Model:Cycles as well. You don't have the "I can't find the right sample" excuse to procrastinate. There's knobs, and there's no one to blame but yourself if you don't turn them. I think the fact that the Syntakt basically requires you to be part of the sound shaping process is going to be a major factor in this new machine's success. I bought the Korg Wavestate for a "jack of all trades" hardware synth, and I think the Syntakt really fills this role for people in the market for a drum synth.
I completely agree. It looks like it's going to be so much fun, just like the model:cycles.

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Post 30 Apr 2022

I have a Digitakt, and I can also attest that the terrifying Elektron workflow is actually not terrifying and is very nice.

Of the three -takt format boxes, the Syntakt actually looks like my least favourite so far, based on the videos I've watched. At the very least, I'd want a Digitakt beside it.

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Post 17 May 2022

Gas activated thanks to this guy ... 🤦‍♂️

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