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DaveDraper
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Re: new editor is here

Postby DaveDraper » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:33 am

TheSupport@KMI wrote:

... when Keith says the hum is only affecting a few people I believe he was specifically referring to the hum actually getting into the audio chain — which does only affect a few people.


I don't want to turn this into another hum thread. But unless very few guitarists have adopted the SS, I don't think this statement is true. Anything with a magnetic pickup is going to pick up that hum, earthed, double-insulated, whatever, & leak it into the audio signal. It's a design flaw.

I am, however, impressed that the possibility of replacement of v1s has been discussed at least. I do appreciate that you guys are trying hard, but the admission of this fundamental design flaw after 3+ years makes all those denials a little embarrassing, no?

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Re: new editor is here

Postby dirk » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:34 pm

I think the happiest thing I've seen in this thread is the mention of C++, really good move. Should be better at working in both worlds I would imagine. Also about trades/discounts for the current owners, if that happens that would be a class move for sure.

Hey any information from you guys gives at least the illusion of hope.

Really we all do want you/us to succeed.
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Re: new editor is here

Postby TheSupport@KMI » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:42 pm

Alrighty, good news is I've been told "at the very least, we will have some sort of discount for owners of the 1st SoftStep" !!

That's all the info I have, but it's certainly a good sign.
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Re: new editor is here

Postby dirk » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:47 pm

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Re: new editor is here

Postby adamqlw » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:55 am

That is excellent news. Can't wait to try the new editor. If it lives up to my expectations and there's a reasonable rebate on the SoftStep 2 for SoftStep 1 owners, I'd consider my confidence fully restored and make an immediate purchase.

Now if only my dream of the SoftStep being wireless can be fulfilled :P
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Re: new editor is here

Postby TheSupport@KMI » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:16 pm

adamqlw wrote:Now if only my dream of the SoftStep being wireless can be fulfilled :P


Well, technically you could plug the SoftStep's Expander port into a Rogue and it would work. You'd just need a female micro-USB to male mini-USB cable/adapter (and a Rogue). It wouldn't look very pretty since Rogue is QuNeo sized and shaped, but it would work — power and everything.
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Re: new editor is here

Postby unguitar » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:51 pm

After all these good news I just hope the new editor will be back-compatible !

Great to know all our troubles are considered !
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Re: new editor is here

Postby elmquist » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:32 am

unguitar wrote:After all these good news I just hope the new editor will be back-compatible !

This NAMM video about SoftStep 2 states that the new editor will work with both the old and the new SoftStep:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vmKNsPZTeU

TheSupport@KMI wrote:Alrighty, good news is I've been told "at the very least, we will have some sort of discount for owners of the 1st SoftStep" !!

Looking from the sideline the best solution seem to be that existing users would say: "Yeah, the old SoftStep version have this hum issue and suboptimal software. But the new software is much better, I got a good deal on the new SoftStep version - and now I have twice as many controls."

However, noone say that this would work for everyone. Nor that the existing uses would like to have multiple SoftStep controllers. But that's one direction to go.
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Re: new editor is here

Postby dirk » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:49 pm

Hmm that video claims them to be done and ready to go out after NAMM. Must not be the PC version though.
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Re: new editor is here

Postby TheSupport@KMI » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:20 pm

unguitar wrote:After all these good news I just hope the new editor will be back-compatible !


SoftStep 1 and SoftStep 2 hardware will work with the new editors.

Also, the new editors will be able to import presets from version 1.21 so you won't have to take a bunch of time re-entering everything.

dirk wrote:Hmm that video claims them to be done and ready to go out after NAMM. Must not be the PC version though.


Mac only at first — then working out the quirky Windows-specific things will come next. The reasoning there is:
1. We want to get the editor out to people sooner than later — waiting until both are done will push back the release
2. Most of our users are on Mac
3. Making a single version solid then porting over will end up better than concurrently working on both and dividing our attention (we use Qt to make cross-platform code, but there are still always some funky Windows things that need to be worked out)
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