Got to say this is a great device. Before I start filling up feature requests, figured I’d sing it’s praises!
I haven’t seen a ton of talk about the form factor and build quality but it’s a perfect iPad companion. It’s also idea in front of a compact ((or not compact) euro setup. It’s clear the slim build was well thought out and being able to pop from ble to cv makes it this indispensable tool to make music in a lot of different environments.
I don’t see it really as a permanent studio fixture but rather something you can pop down and start building music wirh whatever instruments you need to drive.
The responsiveness of the team is also really impressive. This was something I’d seen for a while in a few forums before buying and I don’t think this gets enough credit with hardware. When you buy hardware you buy it once, most times the team gets paid once ((maybe they launch an Oxi 2 in a few years and get some more revenue) but modern hardware is also software. And, at some point, the universe of people who want this device is pretty saturated. Sometimes that means that if the dev is an artist, we’re following their needs - and I think that’s true here in the initial design decisions and vision, but building together is great. I think I saw someone ask about open source- that’s a bit silly, these folks have to eat and be motivated to keep innovating, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for community involvement and it’s clear these guys see the value in building a community.
beyond that, this is an awesome creative device that’s easy to get into once you know the basic combos ((took me a minute to rtfm and learn vertical scrolling and pattern saving but both are easy and fluid) that has a ton of upside. It’s of course going to be compared with the hapax based on launch timing and 8×16 sequencers having a moment, but they’re very different beasts with legit reasons to work both into your workflows. Glad to be here, and looking forward to spamming the feature requests as I get deeper in.