this is an 'odd one' , which I like
a year a go, we probably would have bitten their hands off for this, but now with a few analogue polys around and cheaper prices, its less clear - as 1400 euro is probably not what we expect from novation.
yet, on the flip side, I'm excited to see a genuinely new approach , using an fpga to get really high resolution oscillators feeding into analogue circuitry, so we can get wavetables, and also morphable waves, BUT it seems only 17 wavetables, and none so far I've heard have been particularly great, to make the case for digital oscillators, I think you have to have many more options (flexibility is the 'sales pitch')
... and yeah, the 'lo res' stepped encoders seem wrong for analogue controls, where tiny movements might open up some sweets spots.
I'm still eager to hear more, but I fear Novation have got it a bit wrong here, a bit pricey for something that whilst different, perhaps is not quite different enough.
this is where I agree about the Waldorf, sure its pricey, but it genuinely seems to deliver on something very new.
anyway, good news is... I'm sure there will be more on the way, perhaps we are starting to see the move away from 'it has to be analogue' , to a hybrid, take the best of whatever technology to make the best sound possible.