Amos wrote:So, about saving presets directly from the hardware...
does anyone care whether they can save a current tweaked sound to a different location?
I can easily remove that feature if it's not important.
Originally, the hardware was only supposed to do what was printed on the panel... everything else was supposed to require the editor. So, saving a preset to some other location in memory could be a function which requires the editor.
If I am not mistaken, there is very little change to the process if what you are doing is saving changes to a sound without changing preset location... that is, making a change to a sound and then saving it in-place.
Before, you pressed GLIDE + RELEASE for 1 second and it saved, correct?
Now, you press GLIDE + RELEASE for half a second, then tap RELEASE again to confirm. Same result. Is this really too much more complicated? (holding GLIDE the whole time, long press then short press on RELEASE). I am not trying to defend the new mode, I am happy to get rid of it or try to improve it... just let me know what might be better.
heres my 2c.
it's got to be really simple for people to remember it.
although its not that complicated, people have to remember hundreds of these little processes for hundreds of devices. if it's not intuitive and really simple it will be forgotten. as soon as you add a timing element the user has to remember you can guarantee it will be forgotten. also, timing commands are intimidating and very unfriendly.
changing the original way of saving a preset makes people relearn something. changing it to "half a complicated process" makes it even harder.here is my suggestion for saving in place:HOLD GLIDE, THEN HOLD RELESE UNTIL BOTH LIGHTS FLASH TWICE (QUICKLY). The lights flash to give user acknowledgement of saving after 1 SECOND, but the user doesn't have to remember the timing.here is my suggestion for saving to another location:1. initiate the save
HOLD GLIDE, THEN PRESS RELEASE TWICE, BOTH LIGHTS BEGIN TO FLASH AT A MEDIUM PACE to signify the user is now in a saving mode where they must choose a location for the new preset.
2. choose a location
the user uses the OSC buttons to cycle through presets until one to be overwritten has been found
3a. saving the preset
Once the user has found one to overwrite, then HOLD GLIDE AND THEN PRESS RELEASE TWICE to save over that preset and the ligths will FLASH TWICE (QUICKLY) give user acknowledgement of saving.
3b. cancelling the save
IF the user PRESSES GLIDE ONCE without PRESSING RELEASE TWICE, the the saving is cancelled and the sound GOES BACK TO it's state before saving was initiated.
this differentiates the commands, and people can choose to only remember one, but they are a similar action so remembering both wouldn't be too hard.
personally i think saving in location is something that should be done in the editor. i would guess there are a small number of people that want that feature. making everyone remember the complicated process or half a complicated process is not preferable.