I agree about a microcontroller, disagree about drum machine samples. I think the only way the drum sound selection visible in the promo image makes sense is if it's a way to fit drum editing controls into a tiny footprint, i.e. if you select a particular drum sound i.e. "High Hat" then all the frontpanel controls are used for editing that particular sound. This drastically reduces the interface complexity VS something like an MFB 522, which has dedicated editing knobs for each sound. Two additional points:polardark wrote:If you have a microcontroller (and choose the right one) you could easily hobble on USB or a simple drum machine with samples. Within this context, analogue drums would make little sense.
1. if they are targeting analog purists as the "ready to tweak a real analog?" tagline implies, it would seem to weaken the branding to add digital drums.
2. the "-tribe" brand has always been about multiple complimentary products, hence the use of the term "tribe" i.e. a group of related individuals. So adding drums (or, a fully featured monosynth) to the first release would seem to limit their options for the next product.
My question at this point is, would 8 sequencer steps be a dealbreaker? I had to shrink the buttons down to fit 16 steps in my mockup, and I think the 8-step layout almost makes more sense.
love itpolardark wrote:...and i actually like speculating.