ok, i like what i am hearing so far from reduction. but imho it still has quite some flaws which would keep me from using it.
- any env routed to the cutoff has a very noticable ramp-up to the env depth one sets up in the matrix. this makes hard and kinda instant attacks practically impossible - especially with high resonance.
- the legato glide isn't really legato in the sense that a real legato glide really only glides, if the notes are actively overlapping by holding more than one note. reduction also glides after note off in the release stage.
- when in legato glide mode, env 2+3 still retrigger. in essence what i am trying to say, that the implementation of mono modes and the glide isn't as it imho should be. first off, there should be two glide modes, regardless of monophonic or polyphonic voice mode. the glide should be always working, when other than 0 - also in polyphonic mode. then there should be a mode where one can decide, if the glide should be always active on every note on and one that strictly glides only, when notes are really triggered overlapped (legato). then there should be two mono modes. one that always retriggers the envelopes and one that does not retrigger the envelopes when notes are overlapped and only retriggers, if all envelopes are in release stage or all voices are off. i hope i could make myself clear.
- the filter actually sounds quite nice. but when using self oscillation and only one osc, the osc level isn't loud enough in order to let the filter unveil its nice sounding saturation. a rough ballpark would be that the self oscillation would have the same level of the fundamental of a c1 triggered saw.
- there's no way to modulate any of the two fm ratio amounts?
- when the osc is in wave mode, unison 1 spreads two saw as it seems (at least that should be the lowest wave count for a stereo osc anyway, from then on 4, then 6, then 8, etc) - but the panning of one wave seems to be in the center - whatever it is that goes wrong here results in a strong tendency towards one side of the stereo field in mode one.
- to me the arp misses an "note order" mode, often also called "as played"
- there's sadly no "alternate" source in the matrix (which would play nicely with a voice based panning and the arp), where every voice is panned in alternating fashion.
- there's sadly no random sources in the matrix, both uni and bipolar.
- there's sadly no random'n glide waveform in the lfos
- the lfos suffer from the same problem above described, only the opposite - they don't retrigger in retrigger mode, when the voice is in amp release stage. they should always retrigger after a note off, when in retrigger mode. ideally, as soon as in retrigger mode, they should be per voice...
that's what i came across when noodling around for a few hours. it's kinda sad, as i actually really like the basic sound of it.
gear is as good as the innovation behind it-the man