I absolutely love my MC8 and it’s the cornerstone of my board. I’ve always meant to record a video on how I set mine up to run my board because I feel like I’ve got a relatively unique way of approaching it in a simple easy to use manner.
Can’t wait for the MC8 pro. I loved the MC6 Pro but didn’t buy it because I really rely on the extra 2 switches. so I’ve been holding out hoping an MC8 pro was in the plans.
Great seeing an idea of sizing too! I’d also prefer one big screen over 4 smaller ones. But I understand how that could not be feasible.
I’m sure you have a million people willing but if you need a beta tester to work through some thing for the MC8 I’d happily do it for you!
I’m looking forward to the MC8 Pro (and have figured out how to free up space for it on the front row of my board). It sounds like it will be a long time to wait.
In the meantime, it’s easy to add a double or triple switch (or more) via the Omniports.
Currently you can have 12 extra switches total using all 4 Omniports of the Pro (and the current Beta firmware for the MC6 Pro supports resistor ladders of up to 16 switches per omni port!)
External switches are about the same as any other switch except they have no display. I often map it to a preset that is on another page/offscreen. You can add extra text to the another preset’s label display to cover that. Something like this works for me: “<HOME< Boost” where the aux button to the left takes me to a home page. You can get even fancier by triggering actions that use the “rename preset” action.
Ya I already use an external switch with 2 switches in the Omniport.
James, I know it’s pretty early and there’s all kinds of supply issue so I would take nothing you said set in stone but do you have a rough idea of when you’re hoping to finalize and release the first batch?
Would this have the general info (e.g. BPM) on the lines in the middle so that this added to an MC6 Pro or MC8 Pro would have 10 or 12 switches and the master info that is "missing with the bigger, but awesome, individual displays on 6Pro/8Pro?
Also, could you daisy chain a 6Pro/8Pro and 4Pro (or any combo of 3 is what I am asking?)
Is it just a trick of the photo, or are the color strips on these MC8 Pro screens fatter (i.e. taller) than they are on the MC6 Pro? I find the color strips in the MC6 Pro to be so subtle (because they’re so thin) that they’re not very good at conveying information. The strips shown in this picture seem more prominent, and therefore easier to see and interpret. If they are fatter, I’d love to see a similar thickness be added to the strips on the MC6 Pro.
The screen is bigger so there’s more room to enlarge it
Yes there’ll be all the standard info displayed. More and larger LCDs on the MC8 PRO means we have more room to play around
Do you mean just passing MIDI messages through or having then working together as one integrated unit?
Currently, there is very minimal integration work done. If you connect 2 MC6 PROs together via USB (USB Host out to the other MC6P USB Device port), you can sync the bank changes between each unit. Not much requests in this aspect yet but we can further explore expanding on this.