I think there's a form vs. function compromise that has to ultimately be dealt with. I happen to own all the FXpansion stuff from Guru---> Geist 2. On the march to add value and features, Geist 2 loses me a bit because of the endless functions crammed onto the page. Plus, my higher level creative stuff happens in my DAW, not Geist. So, while I appreciate the high level functionality, I'm not the target demographic that will push the envelope using most of the whiz-bang features in Geist 2.yellowmix wrote: ↑Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:04 pmGeist 2 retails for $199, Stix is 179 Euro about $199. XO is $179 (and the Lite is $119). I don't think it's fair to expect XO at its current pricepoint to be the same calibre as full-fledged drum machines especially like Geist 2 and have this amazing AI classification and search. Note Algonaut Atlas retails for $99, you get XO Lite for $20 more, which is a no-brainer to me.
XO is a different animal. First of all, it is visually stunning, and about as tactile to use as a digital program gets. Lots of pleasure receptors get triggered with this thing, and the more intuitive interface (which is in part due to it having fewer features) makes exploring it a joy, not a chore. The things it actually does, it does extremely well. And, for me and others, actually being able to easily locate and use all those thousands of forgotten one-shots on all my drives is, in itself, worth the price of admission.
I'm sure that given time, XLN will add some of the useful features that have been suggested. But I would hope that it would be somewhat conservative in its approach as to what does get added so as not to kill the overall vibe.