Some feedback, containing interesting points.
I saw the following over at the AudioBus forum.
It is a personal view, of course, but it shows in how much some single points can color the impression.
I found the reception and point of view interesting.
And this is not to start some fire here!
Please read this was what it is, a personal view, some personal expectations and how missing things can affect the reception of an App.
So I've read the manual and completed a song with it, and I like it, but don't love it. The main things for me
1) Synth and all the sub menus don't feel natural to program. The absence of a modwheel hurts it. As it is, it can get unique sounds via the range of filters but I can't do anything truly wild with it. Based on my experimentation and the presets, it seems designed for more usable, cookie-cutter synth sounds than anything. Still, it's functional and sounds pretty good if not great.
2) Not having per pad aufx available on Slate. Big, big buzzkill. It's nice to import a full kit of 16 samples (hello, Patterning 8 track limitation), but it really sucks not being able to use Kleverb on a snare and not the kick, etc. The built in reverbs are lacking. I know I could load 16 instances and use 1 for each pad, but come on now.
3) AU Midi is also a huge buzzkill, since it works, but won't record. Of all things, hopefully this will be fixed VERY soon. The idea of it being a streamlined DAW doesn't quite jive since it's available in the first place but only for playback purposes.
Also, I haven't found a quick and easy way to randomize hihat or other Slate pad velocities (like say from a volume range of 100-127). Maybe that's all user error, but the more I've learned about NS2, the more it seems to err on the side of simple.
From an objective, non NS1 fanboy standpoint, I can understand the hype, and I really enjoy using NS2. It seems to get me working faster and easier than any other workstation. But items 2 and 3 are things I would expect present for something I've heard has been in development for 6 years.
Not pressing anything here, but maybe the missing features mentioned could get some attention
@Fruitbat1919 Maybe you can comment, as you did?