I’m pretty happy with it. After some initial bumps with Novation-related software, it’s fine. I really like the zones. I have yet to get into most of the features, but it’s very exciting so far.
The one thing that disappointed me so far is side-chaining Retrologue. It suppose I misunderstood what that was about. I imagined that it would be like side-chaining a compressor, where the behavior of the compressor on a carrier signal (such as a bass guitar) is modulated by the side chain signal (such as a kick drum). In my mind, the carrier would be a retrologue sound, and the modulator would be the the audio input. Thus, a bit like a vocoder. But no. In fact, the MIDI input to retrologue is the modulator. The side-chain signal is really just a replacement for the retrologue oscillator(s) signal. A good thing – for sure, just not what I was imagining. Interesting that the output of an instrument track works as a side chain.