I am currently using my Beatstep hooked up to a Mutable Instruments Shruthi via the MIDI dongle.
Hello, I am really enjoying the Beatstep, but I have an issue with the aftertouch response.
No matter how lightly I press a pad on the Beatstep, the channel aftertouch is being triggered on my Shruthi synthesizer module. Is there a way to make the aftertouch/pressure less sensitive or activate only after increasing the pressure on the pad? I use the aftertouch setting to simulate tightening a drum head like a "talking drum" or "roto tom" in a lot of my drum patches, but the pitch swings up instantly instead of responding to the pressure.
So far, this is the only negative aspect I have found while using the Beatstep. I hope it is just me overlooking a parameter in the software editor.
My request has to do with the CNTRL mode.
I think that having the option to separate recalling the encoder and pad settings would be awesome. For example: SHIFT+RECALL would allow access to the 16 pad banks and just pressing RECALL would access the 16 encoder banks. This way I could use the pads as a keyboard and SHIFT+RECALL as a transpose/octave switch without also changing what CC/NRPN the encoders edit.
My suggestion has to do with the encoder "speed".
As it stands, the encoder set to "fast" feels fine to me, but I have read that some don't like how slow they change value. The Shruthi has a great compromise for this: hold down a certain button and turn the encoder to advance ten steps in value instead of just one. Just holding SHIFT and turning an encoder in CNTRL could "speed up" the encoder in this manner.
That is all I have to say so far; I am very pleased with my purchase!