Erae Touch - All-around MIDI 2.0 controller?

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KVRAF
5033 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:52 pm

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KVRAF
20047 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:15 pm

BONES wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:36 pm
Anyway, it seems that the no. of available units has gone up. Last time I looked it was down to just 1, now there are 5. I assume that means some people have asked for their money back, which would be a good sign that these guys are on the level. I am still sorely tempted, especially as I spent yesterday working out how to play all the songs in our live set from my Lightpad Block and discovered it is very, very doable.
A week ago I received a new update email. They are supposed to receive some boards this coming week. That should be enough for those who participated in the kickstarter. They gave no timeline from when the batch arrives to when they actually ship finished units.

I ordered after the kickstarter so it will be the following batch that I receive mine from. There was no specific timeline for the second batch, just that they said hopefully it would follow soon. I'm expecting minimum 2-3 months before I receive mine.

They also mentioned that they received financing so they are covered to get them through these global delays.

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GRRRRRRR!
12480 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:31 pm

Any news?
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KVRAF
20047 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:38 am

Some of the original kickstarters have started receiving theirs. Haven't come across any reviews yet. The company has not yet released (unless it happened in the past day or so and I missed it) the software editor for users to create their own layouts. I assume reviews are waiting for the editor as it was supposed to be released this past week.

It has been 6 weeks since I received an email update so no new info there as far as a timeline when I might receive mine or any update on further shipments.

KVRist
258 posts since 23 Apr, 2012

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:37 am

I saw this posted (hope author doesn’t mind)

OK received my Erae Touch

General : Great quality and feel - congratulations! It looks neat and have very low latency as promised!

Nitpick - not "as" super:

1. View angles - really bad in "normal" light. You can hardly see the LED's if you sit by a window in normal daylight unless you angle the device towards you (both up and sideways)

2. Power supply - ok but cable is VERY short (1.3m'ish) with permanent power brick at the end - it should have been a 2-3 meter DC cable with IEC 220/230v plug (kettle) into the brick. Despite being a "multi socket" adaptor (twist/turn the "local" power adaptor on) - for a music device it should have been delivered with multi country plugs (or better IEC adaptor)

3. Great it comes with a cover!! But no space in the cover for AC adaptor or cables?

4. Software is not ready for download yet?

5. Default map for the "drum pads" could have followed normal drum pad MIDI standards as "default" (minor and easily changeable when software is downloadable I guess)

Suggestion:

Keyboard/Piano "maps" should not have double edges if possible. Now each key (CDEFGAB) have a complete outline - so effectively 2 "lines" between each key. That means keys are very wide. Can the outline between keys just be a "single" line? - I could also try to grow longer fingers... :)

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GRRRRRRR!
12480 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:24 pm

Pretty petty. I hate long power cables. Even 1.3m is longer than I like but to complain about it is pathetic, really. Good to know the devices are on their way, though, and that the quality is good.
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