I am a Newcomer here (albeit a synth veteran, and a long time Moog user).
I plan buying a Slim Phatty over the next few weeks.
I will need it strictly for LIVE use. It will be controlled by kurzweil (pc3k) and GEM (s3) masterkeyboards through a trivial thru box. No midi-over-usb is involved, no computer, no sequencer, no midi daisychaining, no midi cc output or recording. I plan heavy use of aftertouch, of midi cc#1 controller, and POSSIBLY of a breath controller.
So, the SP WILL get a healthy dose of midi messages. And that will happen in a live situation.
I have read good reviews of the SP, I have tried it and it sounds nice, and the warm-up tuning issues are not a problem for me [I have been using synths whose tuning involved soldering irons... LIVE!
], but I have been slightly alarmed by the "stuck notes" debate
(in some way it sounds like the infamous "kronos keyboards" quarrel).
I need to ask you people a fair, updated, and SYNTHETIC assesment of the "stuck notes" situation
Is something which should put me off using the SP LIVE for some time?
I need a reliable instrument (I will use it live for replicating a slimmed-down
, easily portable version of some lead patches I play with a modular synth in the studio).
I have no much patience for "Fanboys-vs-OccupyMusicIndustry" debates.
I just ask the professional users here if they recommend the SP in its CURRENT state, if they recommend WAITING some time, or what, reliability-wise.
thanks a lot