It's Andrew here from Kilpatrick Audio! Thanks for all the nice discussion surrounding CARBON. I try my best to keep up with the various user communities and VennDiagram was nice enough to tell me about this place.
Regarding the micro-timings, quantizing and humanize functions that were being discussed, they sort of all fit together from a design standpoint.
At this time we're fixed to a grid especially for the purpose of recording, because the time-steps are really grid based on not just a sequence of arbitrarily-timed events. So as it stands we're not planning on implementing micro-timed recording.
But making little timing adjustments during playback, either manually while editing, or with a "humanize" function are things that fit better with the existing design and we plan on implementing these.
Someone somewhere asked about a metronome. Indeed CARBON has a built-in speaker that can beep while recording. This doesn't require any kind of MIDI or audio routing, so is designed to be super convenient when doing real-time recording of tracks from scratch.
Any other questions? Please let me know!
We've got about a week left on our crowdfunding campaign and hoping to reach our goal, so your support would be amazing!