Dear Team Morningstar and community,
I am happy to say I just got my MC6 Pro yesterday.
This is my first Morningstar product and I wanted to share my first couple of hours experience with your product and some suggestions, with the intent it may help other brand new purchasers get as close to instant gratification out of such a well though out and flexible product.
I have had the product for about 4 hours of total learning time so far and for the first bunch of hours with the unit I was really struggling in trying to understand the workflow of the editor and how I should setup my controller.
I had watched a bunch of YouTube videos but the ones I watched didn’t help me know where to get started as a new owner. I got frustrated as the manual was more of a reference guide with no quick start
and the editor has so much in front of my eyes it was almost dizzying.
That was until I watched this video
This video from Doug Hansen, (kudos Doug) give me the cues I needed to make sense of the editor and controller workflow in an applied real life sense, with a showcase of how the scenes and pages are linked. This video gave me enough for me to unravel what was before my eyes, and once I could see it and make sense of the layout most things made complete sense.
In an hour I got a number of devices working, inc global tap tempo, scene and page nav happening.
So as a complete newbie, but veteran of the music production biz I would like to make an observation and suggestion
Your current range of videos seem to be aimed towards those who know and understand your software and interfaces (nothing wrong with that).These videos have fast narrative and menus flying, cover lots of ground, ground a newbie would not yet understand.
This is great for those who know your stuff but is frustrating for those who are fresh to your product, and those with a brand new device almost take for granted these days that really great video manuals exist that take you from Zero to Hero.
I believe it would be super helpful for newbies to do some short videos that start with demonstrating the outcome on a particular device and how one might navigate through the screens, (i.e Controlling an Aeros Looper or Maschine Scenes and transport) then doing a deep dive on how you got to the outcome.
Controlling devices in and out of the current existing library i.e how to find the midi data for a device out of the Library, how to manage looper control, Expression pedal mapping to multiple outputs with different ranges etc…
IMHO This approach would help those of us who are either new or those that learn differently.
If it helps I would be more than happy to do some short vids once my setup is complete.
Anyway, I am glad to be here starting my Morningstar journey, and looking forward to the data when the ML10x’s are available
Have a great week