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Have an Roland MKS-80 and don't want to buy an overprized Roland MPG-80 controller? Or already have an MPG-80 and you are not satisfied with its laggy MIDI resolution. This layout for the Roland MKS-80 brings the following features:
- Much faster MIDI resolution than the MPG-80
- Simultaneous access to the upper and lower tone and patch without the need to switch between these areas via the buttons on the MKS-80
- Parameter feedback from MKS-80 to MD. If you change a patch or tone on the MKS, this layout will automatically update to all the current parameters (so you see what you got). You can also change patches remotely from this layout. If you enable the "Auto Sync" option (on the Patch page), the MKS-80 will automatically sync all the current parameter values back to the layout
- XY-Macro-Controls - controls both the upper and lower tone simultaneously
Tom from SYNTH ANATOMY did demo exploring some deep droning in Mononoke. It starts off gentle, but gets quite intense towards the end!
Mononoke is not just an Anime series but also the latest expressive drone Synthesizer for iOS from Ruismaker, the maker of Rozeta Sequencer Suite and more. During my return flight from the NAMM 2020, I had time to play with Mononoke.
YouTuber loopop reviews the new Faderfox EC4, a compact and powerfully customizable MIDI controller.
According to the official website the EC4 is compatible with iOS. Getting it is going to be kind of a pain in the ass if you're not in Europe though. The only US distributor seems to be DJDeals.com where they are fucking gouging customers for $400. In Europe you can get it as cheap as €250 at MusicStore.com, which ships to the US for €30, making it about USD$300 to get one in the States. $100 less than those DJDeals assholes!
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