] [Thread Prev
Re: Max in hardware?
>That's what I was hoping the Opcode Studio 5 was going to be, and I
>was very disappointed when I got my beta unit and it couldn't do
>that. Nevertheless I've found that the patching and remapping
>functions of the Studio 5 can be useful, and it allows remapping on
>the fly simply by switching between programs.
Still, the Studio 5 has some pretty amazing mappings.
The one really annoying thing is that the velocity switching doesn't handle
note-ons with velocity 0 properly (ie, note-offs if you use running status,
which about every MIDI machine since the year dot does use) so we were
to use it for our hypercomplex velocity-controlled switching unless we set
the actual programs in the synth to have a final cutoff regardless of
getting a note off.
There's also the very bad feature that the unit occasionally dumps
its memory and you have to reload it from a computer. This is common
enough(*) that you'd pretty well have to bring a computer to the gig
and at that point you might as well go the Max route anyway!
It's funny, I haven't turned my Studio 5 on in a couple of years...
I don't use any computer MIDI at all right now, I used to do it
every day! (I'm doing all my music "live" these days...)
(* -- and admitted by Opcode!)
http://whatGoes.com ............................. extreme NY calendar.
http://TomRitchford.com/endOverEnd ... I'm writing a novel in November.
http://fortNY.com ............................... Forteans of New York.