I’ve been shopping around for my first dedicated sequencer. I have assorted drum machines, synths, samplers etc with varying degrees of built in sequencing, but I’d like one brain to rule them all.
Based on features etc, the pyramid mk3 had been at the top of my list. But of course now it’s been discontinued, and I find myself in a bit of a conundrum.
So my question to y’all is do you think a Pyramid would be a wise purchase in October of 2023? Does it feel “mature” enough as a device that I can work with it as it is now?
For a little background on me, I do sort of prog rocky stuff, using synths, drum machines, samples etc but also live guitars, vocals, bass, etc. so being able to do song sections (or chained sequences) is important.
I record into Logic but like to stay dawless as much as possible, for jamming, writing, etc.
I own a 1010 blackbox as my main sampler, and a sonic potions/Erica lxr-02 as my main drum machine, along with a few more modest machines. For synths, I have a sequential sixtrack, a Roland SH-4D, and a Dreadbox Typhon. Plus some smaller Volca stuff I use occasionally.
The feature set and price point of the Pyramid are really appealing, but of course I’m nervous given recent events. Other alternatives would be the oxi one, which is at about my max budget, or maybe an MPC one+, which I’d use as a sequencer and also for sampling. I’m not especially drawn to elektron stuff but I supposed I’m open to being convinced to look at a digitakt perhaps. But again, I have a blackbox so really im only interested in samplers that come built into phenomenal sequencers. The Hapax is too expensive and physically large for me.
So that’s my story. I thank you in advance and I really look forward to any insights, opinions, anecdotes, etc that you can offer.