Mainly the bizarro filter behavior at high res where it starts squealing in a bad way. It can be tamed by lowering the input signal level but that requires a way to attenuate that signal...as you know the mixer is also the only attenuator in the base system, it really needs a better mixer module. Lack of attenuators made it impossible to scale pitch bend, mod wheel, velocity or aftertouch. With my final one I added a Happy Endings rack and some Euro modules...guess what, attenuators and mixersJabberwalky wrote:What caused you to do that to the poor paia???meatballfulton wrote: sold three times: pAiA 9700 modular
I retreated to my Evolver instead...traded off a configurable signal chain for civilized MIDI behavior and patch memory.
That said, the 9700 is a nice synth for evolving sounds since the EGs are all loopable. It was my first modular (back when there were no other options under $1000) and I learned a lot from using it. I'm still amazed that more folks don't buy it since both modulars and DIY are the rage these days. It blows the MS20 out of the water.