@GCF Yeah the mpc is almost exactly what I’ve been wanting for a sofa jam box that I can integrate with studio. Looks really useful for live too. Using Op1 sequencers via the USB should be pretty fast/interesting using sounds on the mpc etc.
There’s def some overlap between the Mpc and OT but I think theyll naturally take on roles when they’re next to each other. OT is the natural choice for weird/random. Mpc for more traditional, long passages/chord progressions etc and polyphonic instruments. They can both do both to an extent but each seems to have pretty clear strengths. And Obvs they could both be sampled in to each other, so for shows maybe only one would be necessary. OT probably most fun for that, with scenes etc.
I love OT for its ‘this song just came from nowhere’ voodoo. But it’s the last place I’d want to record anything approaching a pre-formed idea of traditional, linear stuff with parts longer than 64 steps etc. It’s doable but involves Pattern chains or tempo divisions etc. Vibe killer if your half way through an idea and then realise you want to have an instrument play a long passage over shorter ones etc. I’m not making techno, more like weird pop/psych and I often feel hemmed in working inside OT. But at the same time its a super inspirational box.
Can’t really advise on your Daw situation. Depends how many inputs you need etc. Mpc only has a couple I think and only 8 tracks standalone. Maybe that’s enough that you wouldn’t need a computer/daw? For me it’s more like a great scratchpad that I can just plug in to computer and open the vst inside Sonar or Ableton and have everything there to go back and forth with…