I got external midi going on it last week, which has been fun to do as a proof of concept. Not plumbed into my audio interface yet (I take it off my rack and bring it to bed when I want to use it), so not done any recording or sampling yet, beyond what I imported.
I have a pretty good track going, was going to try and learn automation this weekend so I could have it be a bit more like a DAW track with filters opening and doing nice fades from section to section. I feel like they missed a trick, because what I tried this morning was making a CV track to see if I could route that to internal paramaters and then launch that CV clip whenever I want to adjust, say, all my filters or all my effects sends with one clip. No. It only goes to CV outs and can’t be routed internally. I can see how making it so that automation has to be tied to a clip makes sense, but it would still be a cool option and I wouldn’t have to copy/paste the same clip over and over at different lengths to get reasonable automation speeds on all the parameters (IE, I want my filter to open over 8 bars, so now my synth track has this one 8-bar clip when everything else in the project is 4 bars). Having separate automation would really help in those situations so I don’t forget and launch the next clip too soon. Plus, I’m not sure you can modulate effects parameters at all (at least there’s no obvious way to do it). I almost always use external filters for my filter sweeps so that I can run my synth through effects and the effects get filtered too.