Just ordered my Aeros and can’t wait to get it.
There’s one thing I would love to see, though: easy wireless compatibility with a haptic metronome, like the Soundbrenner Pulse.
I do a ton of looping on my own, but have a lot of trouble live looping with my drummer in jam sessions; without an in-ear monitor rig, it’s hard for him to stay in time with the loops, even if they’re quantized and perfectly in time. We don’t want to play with an audible click, though (no in-ear solution and want to be able to loop on-stage).
If we could synchronize haptic feedback to the MIDI clock of the Aeros, I could get so much more creative with my songwriting.
I know that this would be possible if we connected the MIDI clock to a DAW, and then used bluetooth to a Soundbrenner Pulse or audio out to a Peterson Bodybeat solo, but at that point, why not just use Ableton and a MIDI footswitch? The biggest appeal to me about the Aeros is the fact that you don’t need a DAW.
There are few possible solutions I can think of, but I’m all ears for creative suggestions! The most elegant: if possible, allow a Soundbrenner Pulse to connect directly to the Aeros over Bluetooth. For this to really work well in our situation, we’d need to be able to connect at least two of them.
Another, hackier solution that I think will work based on reading the manual: the Peterson Bodybeat Solo seems to be just driven by a standard audio signal. I’m still waiting for my Aeros to arrive later this week, but it might be as simple as just routing the click to the aux out, splitting that, and then sending it to two Bodybeats. It means wires, but is worth a shot.