For me, with my Linnstrument, the most important axis is X - pitch. Second is Y - Timbre. Last is pressure.bmanic wrote: ↑Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:12 am
EDIT: To be more specific, what do you consider the most important "axis" of the MPE experience? What features of MPE do you find most expressive, most natural to use? I'm trying to find a controller that allows me to make presets for various upcoming stuff that make the end user experience as natural and effortless as possible. Obviously this means I should have multiple controllers available but that is not economically feasible for me right now.
Different with the Osmose. There, pressure is first, pitch second and timbre a distant third.
I haven’t tried Push 3 but that would be my recommendation for you to start with MPE.
I wouldn’t want Push 3 as my only MPE controller. Not enough pads. It’s only half of the pads of the Linnstrument 128 and only a 3rd of the Linn 200. I haven’t calculated, but my quick guess is that P3 is equivalent to a regular 37 key keyboard. It’s kinda small.
I don’t like using scales on a Grid controller. It messes with my muscle memory. I keep my Linnstrument on the same pad relationship and chromatic at all times. I switch scales and play notes sometimes out of the scale so it means too much switching from scale to scale and scale to chromatic and then it gets heady instead of my hands knowing what to do. That’s why I settled on one configuration for my Linnstrument and never switch it.
I haven’t read up on Push 3 all that much. I don’t know for example if it has a split mode like the Linnstrument. I don’t use the split mode often. What I do use all the time is the Linnstrument’s channel per row mode. I find it constantly useful for all sorts of creative uses. I would never give that up!
The Linnstrument is also very configurable. You can define which and how many midi channels are played. When controlling say a multi-timbral hardware synth like the Analog 4, you can put the same preset on 4 tracks and it can be used as a 4 voice MPE synth. The thing is, the A4 does not support Timbre (cc74). It does support cc2 breath. So I can easily switch timbre on the Linnstrument to cc2 breath. In this way the Linnstrument is very flexible to work with lots of hardware. I haven’t read the Push 3 manual yet to see how flexible it is.
Regardless of all that, if you are not already experienced with MPE, I would just get Push 3 as a good starting point.
The Osmose is just something else and neither Push or Linnstrument has its particular strengths.