Talk about exploiting a brand. At least it is programmable - even though you only have three knobs and a tiny alphanumeric LCD to squint at. Welcome to the eighties where minimalist pushbutton interfaces are all the rage. (oh no wait.. what year is it again?)
Looking at the demo video from Sonicstate.com and i'm pretty underwhelmed:
Basically, it's your perfect synthesizer for guys who may not be a complete player or ones that are but really want to add a lot of sonic presence with some virtual analog synthesis on whatever you're adding.
My guess is - if you're reading this here - this instrument will not interest you.
Anyone else stricken by the fact that programming this synth is very similar to programming a miniature yamaha toy keyboard from the eighties?
[...] you don't have a large interface so this makes it easy to actually get to some of the parameters you normally want to edit [...]
You'd think the emergence of "boutique" synthesizers would have hinted to the big companies that there is a market for more controls - not less.
I'm tired of companies trying to reinvent the microKorg and leaving out all the stuff that made the microKorg good. The price of the miniak is low, i'll admit but at a 500 euro price point you can certainly do better.