johnny h wrote:I hear a lot of complaining about lack of poly aftertouch
I’m quite sympathetic on this one. The industry reached a high point around the late 80s early 90s era when quite a few machines had the ability. Yes, it was hampered slightly by the transmission bandwidth but modern midi systems are now much closer to the star topology that Dave Smith originally wanted midi to be and so should not suffer in this regard - so just as we get to the point of removing the last obstacle, the manufacturers all pull a moody and try to tell us we don’t want it. (Which literally adds insult to injury)
In fact, we - that is the people who are prepared to fork out for quality kit - DO want it. But the average kid on the street with a laptop and fruity loops - who seem to be the new target demographic- doesn’t so, perversely, we get worse and worse equipped gear.
So all that we can do is moan - politely, but firmly, about this situation. (Although the various reps at Synthfest probably feel I could be less firm .. lol) Sooner or later, the big boys will twig that we are spending a small fortune on ‘boutique’ gear (not the silly Roland toys, but proper boutique stuff) and wonder how they can persuade us to give them some of this cash. Maybe then they will put 2 and 2 together and produce gear with features that were commonplace three decades ago ...