rob papen - predator 3

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KVRAF
7611 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:41 pm

Yes, I agree. Forum interaction is better for bugs reports and suggestions as they are easier to test on different systems.

KVRAF
2429 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:43 pm

Downloaded and tried it in Studio One, well the GUI dimensions suck at 1440p too.

100% Too small
200% Too big
133% Adds an area border with empty space that takes up another third of the GUI space for nothing.

There is too much mouse drift when twisting the knobs, like the mouse cursor is miles away from the knob itself between minimum and full rotation.

The XY Panel is unnecessary cluttered - Labels are repeated, why don't you just have one label at the top ?

Mod Display Fields: Far too many at 28, why not two pages with 14 so everything is not so crammed together and not with tiny text ?

Main XY Pad is far too big and should be a third of the size, so more space is provided for the main parameter window.

Oscillator displays: The signal line overlaps the text that is displayed in them.

On off switches. Thin red circle, why not a solid red circle ?
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KVRist
80 posts since 25 Dec, 2010

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:55 pm

So.... I'm counting about 72 "new" Predator 3 presets, with some duplicates in there. Is that it, Rob Papen? I compared P2 to P3, side by side, and that's all I'm seeing.

KVRist
259 posts since 10 Feb, 2017

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:11 pm

Might as well complain about how a fork enters your mouth

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KVRist
80 posts since 25 Dec, 2010

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:38 pm

Okay, well if asking a question is complaining, let me re-phrase.

There are about 72 new Predator 3 presets.

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KVRAF
3651 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:52 pm

Do they ever do deals on black friday , for example, on the update price for Explorer ?
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KVRist
161 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:44 pm

THE INTRANCER wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:43 pm
Downloaded and tried it in Studio One, well the GUI dimensions suck at 1440p too.

100% Too small
200% Too big
133% Adds an area border with empty space that takes up another third of the GUI space for nothing
Same problem is with 1080. It's either small or big. This needs to have various options. Even 25% increases. Can't properly work with Punch 2 on 1080 screen.
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KVRist
300 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:50 pm

is anyone having trouble adjusting the per-step ratchet on the arp? OS X au and vst - it doesn't seem to respond to mouse/trackpad at all unless it's already set (in the Berlin school preset, for example) and then only if you double-click, which turns it off never to be turned on again.

KVRAF
6635 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:02 pm

dvnation wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:38 pm
Okay, well if asking a question is complaining, let me re-phrase.

There are about 72 new Predator 3 presets.
Only 72???? He said there will be more coming but normally you release a new/synth version with at least 200 or 300 new presets?
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KVRAF
5490 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:42 am

I don't find the scaling very good either. 133% is also too large for me on a 2k display in Cubase, it lacks meaningful intermediate values. You should also say that Rob (or report as a bug).

KVRAF
2452 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:03 am

The 100% size on my 1920 x 1080p screen is just right (pic below). On my system (Win 10, FL Studio) the interface seems a bit choppy though. Moving dials looks like it's rendering at sub 20 fps and filter sweeps sound extremely steppy, not sure if that's related.

Despite the good overall size of the GUI the bottom middle panel tries to cram too much in, the mod list in particular should have been scrollable instead of having all 20 permanently on display. In the LFO tab having to click the dot next to the words is annoying, no reason why the whole line shouldn't be selectable. The colour is a bit too bright for me, would have liked a darker option. Overall though the look is a huge improvement on Predator 2, but still feels dated somehow.

Soundwise it's ok, excels at the more glassy digital sounds but doesn't really sound any different to the original Predator. It's priced the same as Icarus 2, Dune 3 and Hive 2, all of which outclass it on just about every level (although the UI on Hive is a clusterfuck IMO). It doesn't feel like a £140 synth to me, especially compared to a beast like Icarus.
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KVRAF
10542 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:10 am

Ho do you guys have access to Predator 3?

EDIT: I found it. But strangely, I didn't receive any notification from RP (???)
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KVRAF
10163 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:14 am


KVRer
26 posts since 12 Jul, 2015

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:22 am

Vortifex wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:03 am
It's priced the same as Icarus 2, Dune 3 and Hive 2, all of which outclass it on just about every level
+1
Also Massive X, Serum, Rapid, and even budget friendly ANA 2 can do more.

KVRAF
29987 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:24 am

Vortifex wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:03 am
Soundwise it's ok, excels at the more glassy digital sounds but doesn't really sound any different to the original Predator. It's priced the same as Icarus 2, Dune 3 and Hive 2, all of which outclass it on just about every level (although the UI on Hive is a clusterfuck IMO).
Not very impressed by the sound demos either here. Sounds a tad thin and tame, TBH.
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