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Additional Feature Request List

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Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2017, 09:16:31 PM »

A desktop module also would have had to be larger than the Prophet 12 module.

2 years ago I did a scaled mock-up using the P-12 and Pro-2 interfaces. No one cared. Photoshop skills certainly didnít help. :-)

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Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #101 on: November 07, 2017, 11:59:30 PM »
Nice mock ups pics! The thing that got me going on about the concept (which I had seen spoken of in older posts and discussion on why a module may or may not be favored as a production effort by DSI) - was when I popped the hood on the synth and observed that the control panel is conveniently separated into two sections. The entire zone to from the left side of the display to the right edge of the control surface is one PCB, everything on the left of that line is another, they're connected with a ribbon cable. This is the largest single sub-assembly in the unit, (besides the keybed) at about 16" wide. The power supply module is actually pretty large, possible a desktop module could use a smaller type? The voice board with all the jacks is much smaller than the knobs board, and neither of those are as wide as the Rev2 Desktop at 21.6" (that probably includes the end cheeks).

So it almost looks like with very little re-design a desktop box could be achieved by basically arranging existing components and designing the enclosure. Likely there would need to be some mode switching to get at the parameters that would not have dedicated knobs - but that seems like a manageable issue.

All that said - would bet that the choice not to pursue it thusfar likely comes down to a market evaluation - even with minimal dev effort necessary it would constitute another inventory item and would pull resources from other angles to support the inevitable peculiarities of modifying the OS.

I do wonder if it's generally assumed, (and if so would challenge the idea), that a desktop module inherently needs to considerably cheaper than a full keyboard. (Guessing that historically is what is assumed) - but there are certainly use cases for a smaller unit that isn't simply a stripped down version of the full instrument, rather some kind of extension to it.

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2018, 06:00:45 AM »
+1 linear FM ..this would be my first choice for another update :)

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2018, 07:32:12 AM »
+1 linear FM ..this would be my first choice for another update :)

Would love it as well!

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #104 on: February 06, 2018, 02:21:03 PM »
Please Dave, random mode for the sequencer, please !!!

MDMA

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #105 on: February 13, 2018, 12:30:53 AM »
Linear FM!!!  Itís beel too long.....please make this happen!!!!
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Ted

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #106 on: February 13, 2018, 12:34:12 AM »
  • Would love to have a method of switching to Bi-Polar control of KEY>F1 FREQ (as well as KEY>F2 FREQ) that doesn't involve using a modulation slot.
  • Linear FM
  • Slower LFO rates
  • Option to turn keyboard off when utilizing Sequencer

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #107 on: February 14, 2018, 10:41:39 AM »
+1 for linear FM

I'd like to add a few simple suggestions for the next update that would be really easy to implement.

1) A switch to adjust the envelope attack slopes from linear to concave or convex.

2) Single shot mode for the LFOs, essentially transforming them into simple envelopes

3) More/Better sounding wavetables. I don't use the wavetables much. A lot of them sound kinda dated and/or uninteresting. Just my opinion, but Massive and Zebra 2 have very interesting and useful wavetables, and the Pro 2 would really benefit from adopting these types of waveforms.

Thanks for listening,

M.

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #108 on: February 14, 2018, 12:35:35 PM »
I think some better sounding wavetables should be added/or we should have the ability to import some of our own wavetables. I agree with the reply above saying the wavetables are dull. They just don't sound nearly as good as some other wavetables do. They sound thin, harsh and eerily similar one to another

The ability to modulate the shape ( switch between waveforms ) and not in a morphy kind of way ( which can already be done using the wavetables ) but in more abrupt fashion to create glitchy sequences ( by automating through the shapes quickly ).

Linear fm would be cool too but I really think the addition of better sounding wavetables would make much more difference

Finally if we could modulate the oscillator shape in a more subtle way to get more analog-ish sounds that would be great. I tried doing this by modulating the oscillator slope with a slow lfo and a random modulation source and also doing a bunch of this stuff do the oscillator shape ( the saw wave in this instance) with the goal of achieving a slightly different phase/waveform for each time a note is pressed and make it more unstable . However i think the saw shape filters some stuff out and makes it too drastic

Ted

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #109 on: February 14, 2018, 04:03:20 PM »
I think some better sounding wavetables should be added/or we should have the ability to import some of our own wavetables. I agree with the reply above saying the wavetables are dull. They just don't sound nearly as good as some other wavetables do. They sound thin, harsh and eerily similar one to another

The ability to modulate the shape ( switch between waveforms ) and not in a morphy kind of way ( which can already be done using the wavetables ) but in more abrupt fashion to create glitchy sequences ( by automating through the shapes quickly ).

Finally if we could modulate the oscillator shape in a more subtle way to get more analog-ish sounds that would be great. I tried doing this by modulating the oscillator slope with a slow lfo and a random modulation source and also doing a bunch of this stuff do the oscillator shape ( the saw wave in this instance) with the goal of achieving a slightly different phase/waveform for each time a note is pressed and make it more unstable . However i think the saw shape filters some stuff out and makes it too drastic

Agree..

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #110 on: February 18, 2018, 03:29:15 AM »
Sequencer to send midi notes, like the arp does now.  I know itís been asked for before and I donít know if there is a good technical reason this canít be done.

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #111 on: February 20, 2018, 11:33:43 AM »
Sequencer to send midi notes, like the arp does now.  I know itís been asked for before and I donít know if there is a good technical reason this canít be done.

You can already send MIDI notes from the Pro 2's sequencer.
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Ted

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #112 on: February 24, 2018, 05:44:33 PM »
Would also like to see keytracking as a modulation destination.

Re: Additional Feature Request List
« Reply #113 on: February 25, 2018, 03:28:00 AM »
Sequencer to send midi notes, like the arp does now.  I know itís been asked for before and I donít know if there is a good technical reason this canít be done.

You can already send MIDI notes from the Pro 2's sequencer.

Yea sussed it with some help from others (much appreciated).  Can sequences sent to external equipment from the Pro 2 be transposed from the keyboard? If not is this a possible additional feature?