I love my Striso board, but playing with both hands gets a bit awkward. So I went to the shop in hopes of getting another one, but unfortunately they’re out of stock.
So, first of all–congrats on this. It really shows that the world needs Striso.
Second, I’m really looking forward for the next thing. Be it just another batch, or something else entirely.
I also want to share my list of things that will make me even happier as a Striso player.
1. 19 buttons per octave
17 buttons is great for 12- or 17-EDO, but 19-EDO requires departing from the Wicki–Hayden layout or transposing each time you need those 3# and 7#.
19 buttons per octave will allow playing in 19-EDO perfectly well, and adding two buttons per octave is not that huge of a change compared to, say, having 31 buttons per octave
My calculations show that it will make a nice set of 69 buttons. I will also gladly accept the same 61 buttons, but in 19-EDO arrangement–sacrificing the range–if 69 buttons is unviable for some technical or economic reasons.
2. More buttons across the board
When playing licks with one hand, the Striso board is just awesome. However, playing even some of the simplest piano or guitar pieces can be impossible because of the narrower range.
Having at least 4 octaves can really change what is playable on Striso.
That being said, I can see that Striso, having an F for the lowest white note and all that expressive power, is closer to a sax than piano, so maybe more range is not what Striso needs most, especially at the price point, especially since my #3 is dual Striso.
3. Easier dual boarding
The layout, the range, the size–there are many ways in which playing with both hands on Striso board can be awkward. So far the best way out I see is to just play two of them at the same time.
Currently, there is no off the shelf solution for that. I would very much like an accessory or even some built-in means for joining two Striso boards together mechanically, so I can play both while standing.
And another Striso board, please. Seriously, if you can sell me a Striso board, let’s talk.
I also have plenty of ideas about the firmware, so once I have a bit more time on hand I might prepare a couple of PRs for things like remapping the glissando key or configuring the onboard synth.
Share in this thread what your dream Striso is.
And @pierstitus, thank you very much!