I just received my MEK and while I find many aspects of it intriguing, I am somewhat underwhelmed by its interface and sound. The Seq Edit function is, for me, a bit convoluted, especially having to input values with those fiddly endless encoders. The sound is OK, but having been spoiled on the analogue side of things with the Omega and the Voyager, I'm not overly impressed. I was hoping to add some "grit" to the rest of my setup, but the MEK's distortion, grunge and output hack just seem to be fizzy overkill. I was hoping for a more nuanced, controlled ability to create experimental, "dirty" soundscapes. I'm sure in more patient and capable hands, the MEK is a wonderful programming tool; I was just hoping for a bit more of an easily manipulated interface.
I'm considering a Blofeld as an alternative, since I already have a very capable sequencer with the Nemo, and the graphic display on the Blofeld combined with the matrix-style editing, looks like it might be easier to fathom than the Blofeld's display. (One other thing I don't like about the MEK is that it doesn't show you existing values for the parameters until you nudge a knob, sometimes resulting in the parameter mistakenly changing). The polyphony might also be a welcome addition to my setup.
Does anyone have any opinions/advice for me based on their experiences with the MEK or Blofeld and my esisting setup?