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Sound tower software
« on: April 03, 2021, 05:29:12 PM »
I'v been waiting for free pc interface for my rev2 to appear on the net in some form or another for quite a while and as nothing seems to be appearing I would like to ask fellow users as to the value of the standalone and vst soundtower application? Do they work well?

timboréale

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Re: Sound tower software
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 08:19:33 PM »
The UI is horrible, very skeuomorphic, there are lingering bugs which they handwave away, there is no real "manual" though there are a hodgepodge of very poorly detailed instructions, but overall the Soundtower editors work.

I find their librarian functionality acceptable but the UI makes it incredibly easy to accidentally overwrite presets on your synth and - again, due to a lack of even basic thoroughness in their instructions - it's almost impossible to understand how it's best meant to be used. I personally don't bother with it much anymore, and I generally regret I bought it, but it does make programming the gated sequencer possible, as I find the on-synth screen nearly unusable for most functions.
Rev2-16, Prophet 12 Keyboard, Nords, etc...

ddp

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Re: Sound tower software
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 10:25:47 PM »
I don't use them either, I bought them for a while but I'm over that.  I'd rather just play my P10 than mess around with any of that.
Buchla, Polyend, Minimoog reissue, Moog One, Prophet 10 & X, Tempest, formerly Prophet 6 and Rev2.