All really good points. I need to invest some time in thinking about workflow and process. Honestly I'm not certain that ultimately I want to even properly produce my music or not. I wonder if just the experience of just bashing out some farty bass and beats in a non-midi, non-repeatable way is going to be more theraputic and fun than investing the time in preparing a more fully sequenced track and creating a polished, finished product.
The trade-off with digital is samples and menu-scrolling, when basically I just wanna play with my knob(s). For me this journey is more like learning to play a musical instrument so just maybe modular analogue is the way to go. This is why I sold my Aria gear and bought the Mother32 and DFAM; I don't want to scroll through menus to manipulate samples of analogue gear.
In practical terms I'm probably going to have to sequence drums though, which the DFAM happily does for itself. But I need another drum machine with more of a 909 sound to layer on to it (also a 303 clone might be nice) which brings me to the above compromise (MIDI = samples + menu scrolling) or significant cost and lack of repeatability with a modular setup.
Maybe there's a solution with the Digitakt as drum machine and sequencer used with a midi to CV convertor for some of the more dirty, organic, squishy stuff I'm looking for?
Again, thanks for the input, this one is on me I think, but if anyone has more to add I'm all ears x
Incidentally, ideally I would just be making techno like this (jump to 15'40")