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MIDI Quest 11 out now - what do you think?

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I'm amazed they have decided to bring it up to date. I figured it was a dead product. Plus they dropped the prices!

Wonder how well the plugin version will work...if I still owned 2 or 3 vintage synths I'd be seriously checking it out.
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If it actually works I'll buy it.
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$149 for the upgrade version from MQXL10 is way above standard. Particularly for a buggy program like MQ. It does help and has good features, but you have to work around like on a princess butt otherwise the thing will crash the shite out of you. Just consider that the upgrade price is that of a full blown DAW. I think their whole pricing is ridiculous.



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I'm hoping the Motu rumors about updating Unisyn are true.

Better price and a company that has a great track record of support with me.
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$579 Librarian

It looks pretty dang handy but wow. What was the price for the buggy version before??
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$579 Librarian

It looks pretty dang handy but wow. What was the price for the buggy version before??
That looks like the old price. The new one looks to be $250/370.
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I'm hoping the Motu rumors about updating Unisyn are true.

Better price and a company that has a great track record of support with me.
Ooooh... tell me more! What have you heard?

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I just want an editor librarian that actually works. I loved Unisyn.
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Ooooh... tell me more! What have you heard?

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It's all rumor and speculation, I'll call tomorrow and hassle them. I saw on another thread someone said they were considering an update but were unsure of market demand.

But, I was good about staying tight-lipped about the 500 series FMR audio stuff so if they actually tell me something in confidence, I won't spill the beans.
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I have Sounddiver running on Windows XP and love it.

It looks like there's a cheaper version of Midi Quest 11 called "Essentials" for $149 which seems like a more reasonable price, though doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive versions.
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Personally I wouldn't trust it. Ive never had any software from them that works. I believe they are not competent coders, with poor quality control, and bad customer service. At least, I would let others be the public beta first before considering it. If it earns a good rep, I'd be happy to change my opinion.
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Personally I wouldn't trust it. Ive never had any software from them that works. I believe they are not competent coders, with poor quality control, and bad customer service. At least, I would let others be the public beta first before considering it. If it earns a good rep, I'd be happy to change my opinion.
Don't hold back, tell us what you really think.

I hope they've got a bed at the burn ward.
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Don't hold back, tell us what you really think.

I hope they've got a bed at the burn ward.
It's not my intention to offend or hurt anyone, but my opinion reflects my experience with their work. In my profession as an engineer, I frequently deal with bad design. Unfortunately there are seriously incompetent people paid to deliver sub standard products. Design faults are quite forgivable, but when coupled with poor quality control and a lack of accountability, it creates a bad situation for the customer. I don't see any reason to say otherwise. If they can improve their work and service, good for them. All credit to them. However, they have a really poor record to date, and they have earned their reputation.
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It's not my intention to offend or hurt anyone, but my opinion reflects my experience with their work. In my profession as an engineer, I frequently deal with bad design. Unfortunately there are seriously incompetent people paid to deliver sub standard products. Design faults are quite forgivable, but when coupled with poor quality control and a lack of accountability, it creates a bad situation for the customer. I don't see any reason to say otherwise. If they can improve their work and service, good for them. All credit to them. However, they have a really poor record to date, and they have earned their reputation.
It was an attempt at humor. I don't disagree on any count.
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Buggy as hell I've experienced.
Pretty amazing that there isn't something like this in open source/shareware where it's community based.
There are many lemur,cntrl, midi designer, ect but they're all overly complicated IMO.
Midi designer with templates made buy someone who can program the thing is ok.
Does anyone know of anything like this that's more user friendly and cheap/free?
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maybe i'd be excited if it was 1995, which is what the website and software looks like.

but it's almost 2014. there are a ton of options that you can pursue that can be more specific for your needs.

this just seems like it's trying to master everything and anything but there's no way it can keep pace.
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What we really need is for someone to make Lemur templates for all the synths covered by MQ (ok, maybe not all, but many) so there is a much more modern option.
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It was an attempt at humor. I don't disagree on any count.
Oh, sorry. Didn't pick up on that. I'm probably a bit too conditioned to people criticising my assessments.

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Pretty amazing that there isn't something like this in open source/shareware where it's community based.
There are things around, such as ctrlr. The issue is the work to create specific environments for each synth. That part can involve a significant amount of work. You can have a look at the Monstrum editors for a good example. In that case, the work on the final product is not open/free. Some SoundDiver users are still developing editors for various synths.
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