yea we all know its lacking in the looks department. but you can tell the guy tried. on paper large knobs, wood case, tilting main panel: sounds like a winner.
looks arn't important.
i agree that it seems to be over complex. it's like we all said what we would want on a new synth and that synth became real. it would look like this. as if the designer has given everything. and a bunch of wood too for good measure.
i suspect what went on was: designing it as if it were modules.
if i were designing a modulation matrix i would look to the pro5/pro1 for the design, that is really elegant. in fact on the pro5, the modulation matrix is only really missing a couple of options for me.
i think he could've done without all the destination amount dials. and instead use amount
on the source as a double pot. selector + amount in one. or have a smaller switch selectors. same goes for most of the selection knobs. you dont need knobs that big for most of the selection duties: a switch will do.
but hey, me saying oh the knobs are too big is
although it is un-elegant in it's design, you have modulation control like on no other analogue synth. maybe the andy