I rarely join company forums but this is very intiguing. I hunted for the right advanced hardware MIDI sequencer for a couple of years before coming to the realization that only the expensive and unavailable Cirklon will do. Maybe Dada Machines can offer an alternative that rivals it in sequencing power. It sure has the spec for it!
My number one wish is a cheaper version of the Composer without a sound engine, only the sequencer part but with added support for MIDI 2.0 spec. Someone has to get the MIDI 2.0 ball rolling… Either way, please make sure the clock sync is tight! (sync via incoming audio pulses would be super)
After that, if the open source nature of the machine would allow us to change the sequencer’s functionality to suit our particular needs, or at least allow people to write alternative firmware for it, that would be the ultimate solution to the “doesn’t do what I want” problems that always come up with hardware sequencers…
3rd request would be to please please use a higher resolution screen… Those pixelated fonts are tiring.
4th and final for now would be user input Instrument Definitions (MIDI CC assignments and parameter names) for all our MIDI gear. The screen should be able to display synth and parameter names without tiresome abbreviations… So that creating a MIDI track would present a menu with all defined instruments for quick and easy setup.
The hardware is probably fixed now so this is just thinking aloud: more knobs and no soft rubber buttons (if that’s what you’re using) would be a worthwhile upgrade IMO. Silicone rubber buttons do not belong in serious gear.
Thanks for reading
Following with interest!