aciddose wrote:If there is a transpose control you only need -50 to +50 cents to get a full range (technically still 1 overlap), although that bothers some people. I don't understand why because it bothers me a heck of a lot more that you can use "detune" to transpose by a semitone. -99 and +99 are no better.
More importantly, by halving the range (to the minimum) you double the accuracy. Not as important in software with shift-drag and so on, but it sure is important in hardware.
Just saying though, doesn't bother me either way in this case.
Fair enough. Your discussion brings up another point: there's no overall synth step transpose. Suppose you do a PENV on OSC2 and then bring up OSC1 Pitch to match it. You can compensate for 440 Hz tuning, but you can't just transpose the entire synth by steps to concert pitch. Then again, that's not part of the OBX design. But it would be an elegant way of getting around the OSC2 unidirectional pitch limitation.
Another way would be to actually put add a second controller for pitch OSC2 down and map them both to the same button so that at 12 0'clock they're both 0. That way the same range would be available in both directions (no change in accuracy!) and previously programmed patches would be fine.
fluffy_little_something wrote:Talking about tuning, it would also help if the pitch knobs as such could only be set to whole semitones, not continuously, especially since there is no value display.
I disagree that they should be so full time, but that's what the "STEP" switch is for. But IMO, the step should also be a "setter": use it to set the value to a semitone and then disengage it and alter the pitch. Currently it doesn't do that.