Softstep 2!!!!

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machine_
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Softstep 2!!!!

Postby machine_ » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:47 am

see the full news here: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/ ... oftstep-2/
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the one thing i dislike about the first softstep was the pressure sensors are in the corners, now they are left/right/up/down.


now just need some news on the new guitar product KMI are working on......

http://ideamensch.com/keith-mcmillen/
Bollenator
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Re: Softstep 2!!!!

Postby Bollenator » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:27 am

Pretty sure this is the guitar project he was talking about (if you hadn't seen it already):

http://www.keithmcmillen.com/strongarm

As to the SoftStep 2, it looks cool, but I think a software update for the original SS would make an upgrade pretty unnecessary, unless I'm missing some killer feature on that announcement page (besides the pad shape, but I've seen simple hardware mods that improve the tracking of the original).

EDIT: going to LED lighting should fix the hum of the EL lighting on the original, so that's cool, but that's more of a bug fix than a new feature.
TheSupport@KMI
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Re: Softstep 2!!!!

Postby TheSupport@KMI » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:35 pm

SoftStep 2 will:

Have state recall in Standalone mode
Allow for the full 60 modlines in Standalone mode (SoftStep 1 is limited to 50)
LED backlighting instead of EL wire (no more physical hum)
Have more sensitive sensors (which is a plus for me personally)
Have a faster scan rate and processor speed, which means notes with variable velocity are now possible

Maybe not enough to send all SoftStep 1 owners running out to get one, but it's still a step up from the original design.
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