Arpangel wrote:Regarding this Keystep malarkey, I’d buy the Arturia, simply because it’s not considerably dearer, and more importantly, that small, extra few quid, brings me great customer support, if any is needed, I’m not confident about getting that with large corporate companies like Behringer.
I’ve had great one-to-one support from Arturia in the past.
And that's just one reason why cargo-cult copying frequently doesn't result in market success. Look at how companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google etc, who were once innovative, have tried to copy others like Tik-Tok, Instagram (before being bought), or even each other (Google+ anyone?), but have failed to understand what the actual USP for the product is.
FWIW I'm not defending Behringer, I don't know why they take the design decisions they do, especially if this Swing has a bunch of stuff under the bonnet that will integrate with their new DAW, you'd assume they'd want it to stand out...
I guess they'd argue that if people don't want their designs copied they should register the design rights - but like most of us here, I don't think they should have to. But hey ho, I'm sitting in a shed in my back garden and I'm sure Uli's very concerned about my thoughts (from his palace in LA or wherever he's based now). ;)