autopoiesis wrote:really love this module. just a couple of things would make it perfect IMO:
- please consider adding some kind of "soft pickup" option for the sliders. it's a pretty frequent move to switch between the osc A and osc B pages, and FM index controls leaping from one value to another will always produce a VERY audible jump in timbral results. should definitely be possible to facilitate smoother adjustments to all the FM index levels across operators within a performance context by adding a soft pickup action for the sliders, when we already have the screen to show us where the slider needs to move to catch the stored value.
- please consider some kind of "auto-save current preset when module powers down" option for these mk3 modules. it could be something the owner elects to engage or not. I have too many goddamn digital modules that require manual saves in my system and I have seriously considered keeping only one IME MKIII module for this reason, but I would absolutely hate to have to let either the Piston or Donut go, or to put the new Kermit out of consideration.
both are not for everyone's preferences so menu options would be ideal, but I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting these behaviors from the module.
that is all. I hope someone from IME is listening and taking this feedback into consideration.
also wondering why in operator A/B Follow mode the pitch knob's minimum is higher than in Free mode. clearly there's no problem getting the FM and phase distortion to work with high frequency spreads (e.g. 1/8, 16x, and extremes of Free mode).
maybe to prevent the operator from "ignoring" pitches that are "too low" when the pitch CV + the operator's own offset pushes the pitch value below the minimum the module will recognize?
(if so I think it would be better for us to manage that ourselves with the operator's pitch offset knob)
it would also be nice if more frequency ratios were available in Quantized operator modes. there are 9 ratios in the multiples range and 6 ratios in the divisions range, nothing below 1/8 and nothing between 8x and 16x. it feels a little ... pre-curated, which is great when you're sending wild CV to modulate ratios, but not so great when you want to explore more.
still a great oscillator, just wondering about the decisions made on all the above !