Let me clear the air,
I had no point said that we are not making the songs capable of handling Backing tracks, in fact, that is one of the things we are most keen on finding a solution to and is the main reason we will likely revisit the two minute and a half song limit. We apologize for the amount of time that you’ve had to wait for this feature, we feel like it should be out already, too! We have, since taking on this project, totally reimagined what we saw the Aeros as capable of doing. We have also realized how difficult it can be to do things correctly and reach a point where we are comfortable sharing that progress.
We have no intention of scrapping backing tracks, that was never our intention, in fact, it is the opposite of our intention. Backing Tracks is going to be a complicated feature but that does not mean we have given up, we just want to build this feature on a stronger unit and we are getting close to that point.
It is definitely unfortunate that the Aeros as is does not work with your setup and workflow, and it is totally understandable that the Aeros is not perfect for you right now. We hope that we can soon change your mind, and in fact I am confident we will be able to.
As to the MIDI Maestro, we agree with you: the apps are nowhere near where they need to be right now design-wise, the basic features are there but our design is not up to par with the easy, intuitive experience we promised. This is precisely why we are currently working on a complete redesign, which will hopefully be a full realization of what we and our customers want the app to be capable of doing. We have been monitoring, listening, and responding (either directly, with code changes, or new design ideas) constantly thanks to everyone’s input on the forum.
The BeatBuddy is something that we are constantly working on. We are still working on autopilot, while we work on that we will likely be able to release fixes to bugs that have been reported. this will help solidify behavior while we tackle the BeatBuddy manager which is the most difficult part of this new feature.
We don’t want to release an autopilot feature that is not a full realization about autopilot needs to be. It needs to be stable and powerful, and that need is what keeps us grinding on and making sure that that is what will happen.
This is something we hope to address very soon, it is not off our minds.
I appreciate everyone’s passion but please post all further comments in an appropriate topic or thread because we are now 100% off topic.