vurt wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:04 am
i see from the other thread youre enjoying it
Yes, more and more. It hardly took me any time at all to get used to Skulpt's "unique" layout and I am finding it super-easy to use now, after just a few hours with it. The bottom end is absolutely huge, often more than my monitors can handle, so I have to keep reigning it in, which is a nice problem to have.
Using endless encoders without any kind of screen/display is a different feeling, let me tell you, but it uses the 16 LEDS on the keyboard to show you approximate values and that works well. There were a few things that weren't easy to work out, like how to load a sequence, but a quick look at the concise, well written manual sorted that out for me. They've done a really good job of making it simple and intuitive, despite the relatively small number of controls. Sometimes it is so easy you overlook it. e.g. Saving presets is s simple matter of holding down the preset button and long-pressing the patch number, which is just about the easiest save procedure I've ever come across, although you do need to know where you are going to save to before you start or you risk overwriting something you wanted to keep (but lots of my hardware is like that).
My only two gripes at the moment are that the type on the front panel is way too small - less than half the size of that on the Uno, for example, and much narrower, too - and the lid is really hard to remove. It slips on easily enough but it doesn't want to come off again. The type size issue is compensated for with a cheat sheet card showing all the key-combos you need for doing everything, so I've been using that, but I still have to find the control on the front panel. The main functions are easy, it's all the tricky things like Chord Mode and Swing, etc.
Here's something weird that I would never have expected in 2019 - today I own more hardware synths than at any other time in the 37 years since I bought my first one. Until 2017 I'd only had one at a time since we'd gone to software (in 2001) but now I have 7 of the buggers (or 10, depending on how you want to count the Analog Keys). Stranger still, two of them are bloody anal
ogue! (Or five of them are, depending on how you want to count the Analog Keys.)
A cull is coming.