Im into vid2 with the sound design stuff, and this aspect of the box is much less impressive and helping to cool my heels a bit. It seems extremely tedious to edit a patch, create a sound, etc. - which is to be expected with an "alpha dial + LED display" kind of control scheme that honestly harks back to the early 80s.
Also, the architecture is bog standard and pretty lacklustre - except for the option of loading samples as oscillators, which is always cool. Its certainly no Korg Z1, with 4 envs, 4 LFOs, 1000 mod slots, etc. etc.
The synth itself seems very basic and barely able to get the job done. Yet I can bet there will be plenty of firmware and OS updates on this thing. I get the feeling it will be updated deeply and frequently, so the options on display at this time may not reflect what its capable of a year from now. Or it may be completely accurate.
Thankfully the initial GAS is passing a bit, but Im still definitely considering this box. When Novation finally releases their Circuit Pro - and YOU KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN! - it could destroy this thing in terms of the price/performance ratio.
Had not even heard of the Korg announcement. Glad I came here.
Wow... where was all this shit 15 years ago!!! At least its finally here.