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Re: New Wavesequencing

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:14 pm

The Elf wrote:If space is the overriding factor, then drop the keyboard altogether.

But don't reduce the number of other Wavestate controls or the display readout - just remove the keyboard.

Dave Smith tends to simplify his module front panels compared to the keyboard versions, although I have to admit that his keyboards do tend to offer loads of extra performance features such as lockable ribbon controls and the like, some of which would be largely redundant without the keyboard.


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Re: New Wavesequencing

Postby Dave B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:19 pm

Price is interesting too : 650quid according to Andertons. Which is kind of alarming as it's already started to gnaw away at my resolve. I mean ... I could just midi it up to my original Wavestation and use the keyboard on that ... hmmmnn ...

Oh dear ... I'm sunk aren't I ?

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Re: New Wavesequencing

Postby desmond » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:36 pm

Martin Walker wrote:
The Elf wrote:If space is the overriding factor, then drop the keyboard altogether.

But don't reduce the number of other Wavestate controls or the display readout - just remove the keyboard.

I quite like what Ty said on Sonic State - when using it in "proper" projects, I'd probably mostly play it from a more regular MIDI controller keyboard, but for programming it and sound development, it's quite nice to have an integrated keyboard right there so you can focus on what's in front of you.

I always found programming sounds with one set of controls, and playing them via another displayed set of controls a bit distracting - the same goes for using software editors too. I quite like a "one focused device" approach, at least when doing sound design sessions only. Especially as you can take it away from the studio and get out of that room, and work on stuff for a change of air...
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