I m not using Quneo in music, but with lighting.
And i m also developping an open source program for lights (http://www.le-chat-noir-numerique.fr/index_eng.html
), wich is using midi out to remote midi controllers, such as launchpad or BCF 2000.
So my feed back for quneo improvement is based on experience, and code / hardware knowledge.
Quneo is really a very intelligently done controller, its a very strong hardware very well designed, despite only one point: retro lighting.
I have a real need
to have my sliders showing up levels modified from inside my software
Midi levels are sended back to the hardware to refresh faders knobs and buttons to what can be manipulated from inside the software (LFOs, automations, states)First I m very annoyed to have fixed adresses for retro lighting
As i m changing controllers from concert to show, depending of my needs, i have very differents (hardware and functions) midi set up
Usually, midi controllers are CH MIDI based in their logic, using CH 0, or CH 0 to 7 fo their faders and rotaries ( thinking to UC 33, and many others).
So i have taken the habit to identify in Midi Channel > to 9 my additionnal hardware to avoid conflict of adresses between different hardware
With the Quneo fixed adresses for retro lighting, i have no choice to re-adapt all my set to the quneo, if i want to use retro lighting on Pads, or faders, to avoid conflict with adresses
Wich is quiet a long long time to do for me, because i have plenty different shows touring, relying on different midi configurations.
so for the moment, i m not using Quneo, because it will force me
to pass a long long time on many shows just on this point. Second,with this system of fixed adresses the 4 pages of sliders, rotaries and V-H faders, cant be used with retro lighting
, as the ID is fixed to CH 0 et CH1 an CH15.
Power of pages is lost definitively there.
I dont know if you have enough memory to handle a versatile and not restricting retro lighting.
i hope so, because this is really constraining, for a tool wich is, in its will and spirit, a tool giving freedom.
Do you think possible to improve the firmware ?