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Author Topic: Suggestion for v3 (if there ever is going to be one)  (Read 767 times)

JKVisFX

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Suggestion for v3 (if there ever is going to be one)
« on: September 30, 2013, 09:17:09 am »
I have one major feature suggestion and a major enhancement:

Major Feature: make it truly modular system.  Make it so that modules can be placed arbitrarily in a growable rack.  Have a library of modules to choose from and put in as few or as many as you need for a given patch.

Major Enhancement:  Make the UI elements larger.  The UI is simply too dang small.  The knobs are hard to see properly and the numbers are so tiny, I have to zoom in my screen to read them easily.  Perhaps each module can magnify when you are working with it and/or you can zoom in and out of the UI - magnify it to easier see the part you are working with and zoom back when you are done.  To try and make the dot on the knobs a little more visible, I went in and changed the dot from white to red on every frame of almost every knob before I got burnt out on it.

Also, a major update to the TAE for a more accurate simulation of the analog circuitry.

JKVisFX

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Re: Suggestion for v3 (if there ever is going to be one)
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 12:15:47 pm »
I am particularly interested in hearing something from somebody at Arturia about this (and if there even is going to be any new, major updates).  Anybody from Arturia monitoring these forums?

jaddie

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Re: Suggestion for v3 (if there ever is going to be one)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 09:27:29 am »
I have one major feature suggestion and a major enhancement:

Major Feature: make it truly modular system.  Make it so that modules can be placed arbitrarily in a growable rack.  Have a library of modules to choose from and put in as few or as many as you need for a given patch.

I second that!  A true modular approach would be HUGE.  After all, a real modular is…well…modular.  And that's the whole point, you can build up what you want.  How many times have you wished for another couple of oscillators, or another VCA or VCF?  Me…many times!  Yet there are many modules in the standard instrument that I almost NEVER use…all this envelop modules for example.  I'd trade those in on lots of other things in a second. 
Major Enhancement:  Make the UI elements larger.  The UI is simply too dang small.  The knobs are hard to see properly and the numbers are so tiny, I have to zoom in my screen to read them easily.  Perhaps each module can magnify when you are working with it and/or you can zoom in and out of the UI - magnify it to easier see the part you are working with and zoom back when you are done.  To try and make the dot on the knobs a little more visible, I went in and changed the dot from white to red on every frame of almost every knob before I got burnt out on it.

Also, a major update to the TAE for a more accurate simulation of the analog circuitry.

I'd like to add… how about that screwy mixer?  Can we have something that actually makes sense?  And the sequencer…geez, if you ever wanted to make a case for real hardware vs virtual, that thing would be the basis.  Almost impossible to tune steps.  It's a wild beast of frustration.  I'd also like a module that did some simple analog operations, like inversion, DC offset adjust, gain…not sure if Moog did that in hardware, but it would be great to have in this thing. 

For me, I'm not hung up on virtualizing a real Moog Modular accurately, as far as what modules are in it, but I'd love to have an instrument I could "build" from a large pallet of modules, then save that entire thing in a patch.  Now if you guys could do that, you'd go beyond just the 55, and give things like the Serge a run for the money!  The Serge modules are way more loaded, and the typical rack-up ends up with far more complex capabilities.  I'm not asking for a virtual Serge, though that would be great, just the above flexible module layout.

martinl

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Re: Suggestion for v3 (if there ever is going to be one)
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 06:21:45 pm »
Since that topic came up again, here are a couple of other suggestions and remarks...

I also agree with more modularity, in the sense of more freedom to choose modules. For instance, I would like to be able to unload the fixed filter bank, and replace it by a second sequencer, and I would like to be able to freely patch the delay.

Another point would be to have more patchable outputs, rather than just the two standard ones.


I'd like to add… how about that screwy mixer?  Can we have something that actually makes sense? 

I don't find the mixer so bad. The only point I would like to see corrected is to be able to use them as proper VCA's Currently, if using a modulation Envelope as modulation source in the mixer, it seems impossible to have the signal really go to silence, if the envelope goes to zero.

And the sequencer…geez, if you ever wanted to make a case for real hardware vs virtual, that thing would be the basis.  Almost impossible to tune steps. 
Well, I guess that's what the dedicated "sequencer inputs" on the oscillators are for. However, they always give perfect tuning.

It's a wild beast of frustration.  I'd also like a module that did some simple analog operations, like inversion, DC offset adjust, gain…not sure if Moog did that in hardware, but it would be great to have in this thing. 

But, most importantly, I hope that some of the long standing bugs will be fixed some day. Example is the SINE out of the Oscillators, which sometimes freezes in pitch and does not react to keyboard pitch or sequencer anymore (while the other waveforms do).

Also, it would be great if the response of the 12dB filters could be improved. Right now, there is a significant lag when the frequency is changed rapidly (e.g. through key tracking). Even if the that might be (?) a feature of the hardware, it would be great if one could switch that off.


I really hope that there will be a version 3 of the modular one day, as (apart from these issues) it is a great synth.

Cheers,
Martin

Krzysztof

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Re: Suggestion for v3 (if there ever is going to be one)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 01:17:48 am »
Hello

Agree on tHe suggestions. The GUI size increase would be very welcome.


Regards

Krzysztof

 

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