SLiC wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:15 pm
The depth is there, but you don’t have to use it…
But it has a mod matrix so the complexity is there all the time.
perhaps more importantly there are large, endless encoders for with clear OLED displays to make editing very easy and simple…p
I've got that with Ultranova, which I've had for 8 or 9 years now and it works in a very
similar manner to Hydrasynth. But I still prefer Uno Pro because of the immediacy its form factor enables - it sits right over the top of my laptop screen where I can reach out and play or edit it without having to get up from my desk. So I can be playing something with my left hand and mousing around Studio One with my right. Or I can take it on holiday with me and use it while sitting up in bed with my laptop. It's an immediacy that transcends front panel ease-of-use.
I found the Hydrasynth far easier to use than the ultimately I returned the UNO Pro but use the Hydrasynth everyday, including now using it as my main controller for VSTs where it also excels.
Whereas I reckon it could easily be 4 or 5 years since I so much as switched my Ultranova on. At one stage I couldn't even remember where I'd put it and it took me a month to track it down to a storage cupboard in an office where I hadn't worked for more than a year.
TBH, even though it is there all the time, I almost never switch Uno Pro on, either. I have no use for hardware on a daily basis, it's only for playing live so I only set it up when we're rehearsing. And at this stage I have probably created all the patches I will ever make for it so it's ease-of-use is no longer relevant anyway. If I ever do need to create more patches, I will almost certainly do it via the VST editor, not from the front panel. As Hydrrasynth lacks a VST editor, it falls way behind in ease-of-use for me.