I totally agree with you…
sometimes with products, extending to a small niche is actually a really smart move… there might not be many doing microtonal, but if you are the only hardware sequencer supporting it, that could still be a pretty good boost for your product. (I think same motivation is true to mpe)
so is ‘a big slice of a small pie’
indeed, similar to mpe, but in fairness… ( * ) MPE has been getting more ‘mainstream’ support from many quarters. more synths (hardware and software) , daws etc support MPE - so it appears to have gone beyond the ‘expressive controller’ community.
(though even there, I do have to frequently remind myself… its still pretty niche really)
but yeah, Id like to see microtonal support…
Ive dabbled in it a few times, and support on the Hapax I think would encourage me to do more.
on the note of ‘support’ for feature requests…
really, Id just encourage anyone/everyone to just send their ideas (etc) via the contact form…
frankly, getting +1, or yes please on a forum post doesn’t really show very much, or I suspect influence things… whereas ‘tickets’ in the system does.
but the forum is good for discussion like these…either to firm up ideas.
or even to think, how can we do this with what we have already?
I guess, Im saying is about awareness and communication in the community.
and frankly, discussing microtonal on a music forum is always interesting!
( * ) I had expressive controllers for a while (over a decade now ) , so pre mpe. its been a long slog to get where we are… and honestly, still the uptake of mpe is pretty limited … to the point its a nice surprise to see a synth with mpe support … rather than an expectation