antto wrote:note: this is open source, thus any bugs are supposed to be fixed by whoever is able to do it
I must respectfully disagree with this statement. While it's true that the open-source nature of the device means that bugs can
be fixed by whomever is capable, it doesn't mean that a customer should expect to be faced with such things as soon as they unpack it from the box. This x0xb0x is sold through a professional music dealer alongside other products from Dave Smith Instruments, Access Music, Roland, Yamaha, and Korg. This customer expects to be buying an instrument to create music, just as I did. Being an open-source platform is no excuse for putting out an inferior product. The product should ship with a stable and reliable set of baseline features (was there a pun there?) and the open-source nature of the product should just be a cherry on top for those who want to invest the time to customize the device to their needs.
antto wrote: :lol: i doubt they even care how the firmware works
Luap wrote: They are amongst the cheapest x0xb0xes available for a reason :wink: Lots of warning signs around here and elsewhere about the internet.
:oops: Geez...that doesn't paint a nice picture of the Mode Machines brand, which is a shame since I was actually interested in the SID box they make. It seems like a great combination of x0xb0x sequencer action married to a SID...a sort of dream machine for me...but now I must approach with caution. :(
I guess it's good that I qualified my statement about the x0xb0x sound quality by limiting it to the Mode Machines version. If they are, indeed, the cheapest out there, then I guess I can take comfort in knowing that other x0xb0xers may be enjoying an authentic TB-303 sound. My statement was made more as a public service announcement--a caution to anyone who is curious about the Mode Machines x0xb0x. For me, I'm looking for the silver lining here and am actually glad that my x0xb0x doesn't sound exactly like a TB-303. It will compliment the real one when put into the mix.
izze wrote:I was like you, but now having the Access Virus TI, i had to implement my pc into my homestudio.
Funny--my TI2 Desktop is sitting just out-of-frame to the left of the setup in my picture! I know exactly what you mean about that thing--it's a complete joy to use in a DAW. It merely compliments all the benefits of working in a DAW--instant recall of projects, no external patching, etc.--while providing all the fun of a hardware interface and the CPU savings. I had thought about using the TI in my live setup, too--I still have a stereo input open on the Octatrack and 8 free MIDI tracks for sequencing. But, alas, it will simply be too much to carry to a gig where setup space will likely be limited. For now, I just sample it into the Octatrack. But I digress...
izze wrote:I always thought that it is because of some sort of midi latency on my soundcard that my x0xb0x is always a little out of sync, great to hear that you fixed it.. Great Work !!
Thanks for the firmware
You're welcome and I hope it fixes the problem for you! :D