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I dream of a version of Aalto just as it is only with, say, eight audio ins and outs. That inside MAX/MSP or Plogue Bidule can be a fully expandable modular system.
NI Kore also does not like Aalto and Aaltoverb (Did Audio Ease ever complain for that name?). Maybe it is the same bug.
Well... yes. If Aalto didn't have the microtuning button I wouldn't have bought it in the first place.
Apart from that I would like to say that although I have an acoustic music background and limited experience with synths I love Aalto. Usually I find it hard to make patches that don't sound static. This is a quality that we take for granted in acoustic music. Even the stillest long note of a violin or a sax have motion. with Aalto I managed quite easily to make patches that, without simulating acoustic sounds, have this quality. Now of course I will have to put it back to its box and wait for the tunable version.
I think that .scl files are a good choice. They seem to offer higher resolution than .tun files.
Playing non equal tempered music on synths makes me feel like a weird minority. What I see as essential for the structure of music, is offered as an extra for exotic atmospheres or experimental sounds. This greyed out microtuning button is a sad sight for me.
Enough with complaining.
What kind of tuning files is Aalto going to use (and when?)
There is a lag between different values of pitch bend, like portamento. I've seen that in other synths also but here it is more pronounced. Is this a choice?
I have a little module in Reaktor to tune equal tempered synths that instead of midi note numbers it sends pitch bend values. That's how I noticed it.