Howard wrote:Just my 2c: Preset morphing is a feature that many people think "would be awesome" but never seems to deliver. For a start, it can't handle switching in a musically sensible way.
While I certainly would not want to take away from it's strength (which is it's play-ability), I've had experiences with instruments like oddity 2 where it really opened things up. The only reason I don't still use oddity 2 is because of the small GUI, but the preset Morphing is what's keeping it relevant and garnered it's following. Instruments like Camel Alchemy were so revered for it's preset morphing. If you were to have a situation where an instrument (like Hive) had 4 way morphing by the way of an XY pad it would not only make it unique in the world, it would give you infinite variation and combination of "in between" states that allows for quick and powerful exploration of new sounds.
In short, certainly don't detract from Hives play-ability what ever you do, but what I am looking for is not traditional sounds, but rather musical instruments that allow for NEW sounds that take advantage of the power of software. Doing things traditional instruments can not. Morphing is really, in my opinion, a way to open up the power of Hive... morphing presets AND morphing colors as well would be extremely useful for working on multiple instances of Hive. Seems like it was born to morph to me. That is all of course, out of my hands though, and you would have to make Hive's oscillators morph, which may or may not be possible. These are just my thoughts. Thanks for giving me your thoughts on this.