General discussion on MiniBrute / Re: switch between minibrute [arpeggiator] and minibrute se [sequencer] using sysex« Last post by alanwiilder91 on May 25, 2015, 05:17:59 pm »
How can i send sysex file to Minibrute on Win7?
I got fed up writing down my MiniBrute settings, so I wrote an iPad app! MemoryBrute kick ass, even if I do say so myself
Regarding the comparison between the beatstep and one of the launch pad/control devices. One has faders and a few small buttons, a midi mixer if you will (they aren't big enough to be called pads) the other is specifically designed as a scene controller for live, again buttons not exactly pad sized but you could I suppose get away with using it on such a way. Beatstep has decent sized pads and is a CV/Midi sequencer. They are 3 different products and thus cannot really be compared, hence apples & Oranges
The Novation sample control on the other is almost identical to the beatstep albeit without the sequencer.
You mentioned one guy was unhappy with the control but that's hardly everybody. The best thing you can do it to go and use them, go to your local music shop who has them in stock and plug them in and get hands on with them, you'll soon find out which one's you get on with and moreover, the ones you don't get on with.
But I would argue that there should be no jumpy hit and miss "finding" to deal with.
However, this movement is not 100% reliable - sometimes I rotate the knob by one "click" and the note jumps by 2 or 3 semitones. I've found that I have to watch my MIDI data in Logic to be sure I'm dialing in what I intended, unless I'm merely looking for a happy accident.
When you first touch the knob it will give you the sound that the current midi CC is set to, even if turned. This is because older gear CC numbers can only be set up by ear.
I do find that it jumps 1 or 2 semitones it's not 100% reliable like that, but once i find the sound I want, I leave it. It's not like you need to move those during a performance. That's what the presets are for.