So I’m looking for a hardware synth for my Linnstrument. I’m not in a hurry, so I have time enough for researching. I’m actually pretty good covered with my iPad and the few MPE synths out there but there are some problems with this, the most important is distraction: it is too easy to get a new app, too easy to fire a sequencer, read too much in the Audiobus forum, buy a new FX… anything that is not playing the Linnstrument.
I thought about the Parva but you guys say it is not finished and I don’t have the patience and the knowledge to deal with unfinished synths.
The Micromonsta is really nice, it could be my thing. I asked the producer about MIDI over USB and a single audio jack and he told me that it was “physically impossible. Buy something else.” A direct, short even cute answer.
Medusa sounds good too and it has an “extra” controller. I have asked and they’ve been kind enough to answer but they haven’t tested with the Linnstrument (fair enough, there is already a built in controller, so why should they). Do you have any experience with this synth?
Modor NF-1 is a serious contender. The only thing I don’t like is that formant filter.
I’m not ready for more expensive synths like Black Corporation’s.
So what would you recommend?
I’d prefer USB-MIDI and audio jack out. No need for a computer (maybe yes for updates). Clean MPE (no voice per channel or long setting ups).
Thanks in advance.