about 2-3 weeks ago, I created my account here and made my initial post asking for advice on how to inspect/what to look for in the Analog Keys I had bought on Reverb. I got several helpful responses, and was very hyped to actually receive the unit. Reverb being what it (sometimes) is, however, the seller backed out unexpectedly, not notifying me, and forcing me to go through Reverb’s customer service to get my money refunded. Since then, I believe he’s been banned. Regardless, I reached out to a couple of other sellers of “Mint” units, and got some really disturbing answers to my questions about the AK’s they were selling (One seller in Norcross, Georgia even told me that the “Mint” unit he had posted was being loaned out and used by a friend at the moment.) Hmmm.
So, I threw in the towel, and ordered an Analog Four MKII (new) from Sweetwater. It’s here and, for the past 3 days, I’ve been SCOURING YouTube for beginner tutorials. I was expecting Cuckoo would have his regular hour-long tutorial on the MKII, (as he does with Digitakt/Tone/etc.) but the video he did is not at all aimed at beginners and is more of a comparison with the MKI. Loopop’s video is also more of a comparison and “sound design”, and I have been completely unable to find any sort of tutorial in which someone is presenting the MKII in a manner that explains things to a rank beginner (which I am).
I looked back through the topics here on Elektronauts, and haven’t found anything pointing me to a well regarded tutorial, and so that’s what I’m asking for here - a recommendation for a BEGINNER tutorial on the Four MKII. (I honestly haven’t even found a good beginner tutorial for the MKI, either - and the tutorials I have watched for the MKI haven’t been helpful.)
So… could anyone give me a link or suggest a tutorial (and I’m fine with BUYING a course, or whatever, if one exists)? I just need some help with this thing. The manual (which I’m reading) is kind of helpful, but it’s also very… uh… dense. I see it as something that will benefit me more AFTER I have grasped some of the basic concepts. How do I learn to use this thing? The relationship of kits/sounds/soundpools/patterns has become convoluted for me as a newbie trying to read the manual and catch what I can from the more advanced tutorials (which, to me, are like a blur due to the impressive high speed muscle memory being displayed, and the lack of “OK, now, in order to do THIS, you press THIS button while holding down [Func] and that causes this to happen” (which is what I need at this point.)
I’d be very grateful if there’s a good BEGINNER tutorial out there somewhere that someone could point me to.