The Elf wrote:I'm the sale of one keyboard away from joining the Hydrasynth clan...
resistorman wrote:I only have a few minor quibbles: the tabletop version should really have a USB host port. The wallwart is surprisingly cheap, though it’s a really common 12V 1 amp center tap, so easily replaced. The CV I/O is only saveable per patch, the MPE bend range is not adjustable from 48.
I haven’t been kept up nights making new sounds since the Wavestation days, it’s a joy to program and play.
I dislike the patch management software (I find it very non-intuitive and clunky) and I found a teeny tiny bug whereby when you go to an initialised patch and set an oscillator to wavelist mode for the first time then play notes, it'll sometimes play a sine (even though it defaults to 'saw') and then moves between sine and saw every few notes.
This is of no consequence however, as it fixes itself as soon as you re-select the first waveform.
Considering it's their first synth (at least that I know of) and how addictive and lovely it is I find myself being quite forgiving. It would also have been nice to be able to always see the internal tempo (I have the same gripe about the Summit actually).
I'd also like the ability to upload your own user waves to it; who knows... maybe one day?
That arpeggiator though... it's lovely and more than counters all the above on its own.
I like the fact they seem to focus on engineering rather than much else - there isn't even an option to register an account or a product on their website :)
interested to see what they come out with next. In the meantime, I can see myself getting the desktop module as well at some point, to get the pads and the option for duo-timbrality or 16-voice polyphony.
C'mon Behringer, enough mini-things for now surely; let's get those Jupiter and CS boxes out!