Submitted January 2, 2020 by William A in Bogota, NJ
"Good controller with limitations"
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Loving the possibilities. I'm putting together a new live show and this will be a part of it. I've already written a new piece of music with it.
This controller just works. It has some expected lag in response time which I was prepared for. You won't be playing piano parts. However, once you have attuned yourself to what it can't do and start using it like a pedal you can start layering delicious sounds to back up your playing. I have only used this with UVI Falcon so far with pads. Finding a nice arpeggiated pad to fill in the background while you play on top is great.
The application that comes with it (you have to download it first, natch) is not very pretty, but it does what you need it to. The sounds that come with it are not really very suitable for this product IMO. For me, that was not an issue since I own a number of softsynths and sample libraries to pick and choose from.
Ease of Use
This was a piece of cake to set up and use on my Frankenstein Strat. Installed in about 15 minutes. I ordered some extra mounting do-dads so I can use it on my other guitars. Since I already had plenty of softsynths installed and ready, it was simply a matter of fine-tuning the pickup height and saddle height to get every string in close proximity to the pickup. I was playing in less than an hour.
It seems well built, but time will tell.
Definitely worth the price IMO. The ability to quickly move it between different guitars is superb. The only potential issue for me is the USB receiver, which someone could easily swipe at a show.
I have already dealt with Fishman support, which was outstanding.
The Wow Factor
It's not very wow. It has a very low profile. This is a silly question IMO.
Professional musician and songwriter for 32+ years
Progressive rock, rock, jazz, classical
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