noiseboyuk wrote:My most tediously predictable post in my long tedious posting history...
BETTER TAGGING. And a really good tag editor.
I know that's not exactly enough to sell a whole version 3, but aside from glitches it's really the only thing I'd really want changed. Because its a lazy Sunday morning here I'm going to briefly outline the case against:
Since they broke all hope of third party libraries being able to follow Spectrasonics standards in Omni 2, they might as well now just throw it all up in the air and start again. 9,500 patches is fantastic, but if you can't find one it might as well not be there. The tagging system is so impenetrably unwieldy, its near-impossible to successfully search and get a comprehensive set of results. A big part of the problem is the highest level of the hierarchy - these aren't tags but fixed folders, and you have to choose one. That would be ok if they didn't all overlap - its possible to have a patch that fits into ARP+BPM, Distortion, Retro Land, Synth Short, Synth Mono and Synth Bass and likely more besides, but you can only pick the one. Spectrasonics don't seem to understand the difference between a noun and an adjective. Then you have thousands of needless tags that are stupid sub divisions of specific categories, such as Bells Analog and BPM Analog. Why not just have one Analog tag, one Bells tag and one BPM tag and select all you need? This mad proliferation of specific subtypes in Omni 2 fundamentally doesn't seem to understand how tags work, and makes it really unwieldy.
But they also need to throw a frickin bone to those of us with third party devs and our own libraries, and give us a really smart tag editor that could batch translate old and new patches. If they want to rename Synth Pluck to Synth Short - as they have in 2.5 - that breaks everyone else's compatibility. Again. So a batch translator would be necessary, and would probably help them internally sort themselves out too.
Other than all that, a couple of randoms:
Maybe another really well modelled analogue filter or two wouldn't hurt
Front pages for all the Hardware Modelled Profiles for easy use for those without the hardware
100% agree with all this.
Not sure what the new svf is like but they do need a proper analog style filter. A nice Roland Jupiter/Juno type filter would be great.
And the macro or front pages for hardware profiles.
I’m hoping for these before 3 actually.
Tagging I can’t see that changing before 3, but one can hope.
A link function for the parts just like there is for the layers, so that once you copied a patch across the other ones, any adjustment on one affect affects all parts.
Full mpe, with mod scaling graphs, like the roli stuff, would be nice.
And since we are talking v3, which I think would be pretty major judging by v2, let’s have a nice physical modeling oscillator in there like logic sculpture.
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