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Re: does anyone really use Softstep?

Yes Reyn,this also happened with that same button and i remeber n the
softstep yahoo groups someone else mentioned it.
Back then i was not able to use it as a stand alone,it was dependent
on the software and it kept crashing on me and not saving my presets,i
had to reboot the computer so many times,the update back then i think
1.31 was even worse.But that might have changed now,are u using it as
stand alone?
I like everything else though,the lights,the size and all of the midi
comands you can send.Aside of the back row not being a bit higher to
trigger those buttons, which i could live with, i also found it a bit
tricky when scrolling to banks. All in all i didnt feel comfortable
enough for me to take on the road which is why i initially bought it
Though i think once all the bugs are ironed out,i think ill look for
another one in ebay sometime.The size is whats still mostly atractive
for me!!

> Only thing is that the first trigger keeps going into a Note On mode 
>after I reset all the loopers (in Ableton now). But that's probably 
>something I did wrong inside Ableton, although it doesn't do that with 
>the other buttons that are sometimes 1 on 1 copies. Have to dive into 
>that. I also read about bugs in the SoftStep or that some had to be taken 
>back to the shop for a new one, what are those bugs exactly? 'Cause I 
>hope I at least have a healthy machine. I only used it with the v1.1 
>update btw.
> Bottom line is that so far I'm really happy with it. Works really well 
>in combination with my Gordius and they fit both in the same flightcase! 
> Cheers,
> Reyn
> www.reyn.net
> On Mar 25, 2011, at 8:37 AM, Louie Angulo wrote:
>> it was a nice idea but in my opinion quite premature and too
>> x-pensive,now If you wanna buy expensive equipment to have to find
>> work arounds and wait for upgrades that adress basic stuff that other
>> cheaper devices do it,i surely wont.
>> The thing for me is not worth the money at the moment.I spent over a
>> month trying my best with this thing,making calls to the U.S. and even
>> sent a  supportive email of hope but at the end i relaized it wasnt
>> gonna happen any time soon.
>> i also lost the shipping as Mark did and had to mail them a few times
>> to get the dow back.Sarah was very supportive though
>> bad mistake bringing it to europe without letting it mature
>> first,learned my lesson for good.
>> Im lucky i recently found a PMC10,for 80.00dlls is not that big and it
>> works great and does just about everything one can ever need
>> Ah yes some people have all the luck and dont have to pay for their 
>> Which makes us just wining morons;-)
>> Luis
>> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM, mark francombe 
><mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 4:13 PM, William Walker 
><billwalker@baymoon.com> wrote:
>>>> Anyone but me seeing the irony here? Do I think it can work?
>>> I really dont think there is any ironic situation here... the issues
>>> that you are focusing on are not totally correct, if you are going on
>>> the written word from this list without trying it yourself Bill, if
>>> you have then... sorry...... all the things you mention are indeed
>>> issues, but not quite as you have understood them.
>>> The size: Not really an issue, the switches are a good distance apart,
>>> about the same as some closely packed stomp boxes. The difference with
>>> stomp boxes (or a fcb or a LG) is the the switches don't accidentally
>>> trigger if you lie you foot gently on one.
>>> The lack of raised back pedals, again, would NOT be an issue if it
>>> wasn't so dangerous to touch the front row of switches.
>>> The lack of tactile feel when it switches is NOT of course about its
>>> making an audible click (as you well know Bill... you cheeky little
>>> monkey) Its about a TACTILE click... a FEELING that you have switched
>>> something.. I ALWAYS had to check with one eye on the screen to see if
>>> it had REALLY gone into record, or overdub, (reverse was never a
>>> problem... heh heh)...
>>> Although it was light, its lack of weight really isn't a problem, its
>>> flat bottomed, and doesn't wobble or slide, maybe rubber feet would
>>> completely erase any issue here...
>>> As far as I was concerned, this type or rubber switches was just not
>>> for me... but I tell ya... the lights... woooow man... I really miss
>>> them coolio lights...
>>> Im glad you think it will work Bill, cos that means other people will 
>>> I want it to work, its such a good idea, and I like companies who do
>>> something different and new... they deserved to do well, but I do get
>>> a sneaking suspicion that... oh I dunno... Keith...hes... like... a
>>> neighbour? or a friend? or the brother of the friend of your wifes
>>> sisters Aunt? Cos I dont really see why you wanna defend something you
>>> haven't got...??
>>> Go spend money on it and then you might not be so pleased with it...
>>> Quite alot of people have spent (not) alot of money on it, and are not
>>> happy.... Although they did refund me my money, they were a bit
>>> difficult about it, AND of course I lost my shipping money there and
>>> back, thats well over 100 dollars...
>>> just my 1000 cents..
>>> M.
>>> --
>>> Mark Francombe
>>> www.markfrancombe.com
>>> www.ordoabkhao.com
>>> http://vimeo.com/user825094
>>> http://www.looop.no
>>> twitter @markfrancombe
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