I just bought the Midi Maestro to go with my BeatBuddy and Aeros…I love it. Except…setting it up is possibly the worst experience I’ve ever had. It’s almost like you didn’t do any user testing on it.
Here are my gripes (from the perspective of an app developer):
Considering a lot of commands are similar, there should be an option to copy and paste, or at least duplicate.
Updating the Maestro
The update procedure looks to be timed at one minute, so every time I want to try something out on the Maestro I have to lean down, press the bluetooth button for a few seconds, then click the update button in the app…and now wait 60 seconds. I would expect it to update until successful and then restart the device. Every update!
No ability to move a command
So I just realised I need to move some commands into a new page. Oh dear…I have to set them all up manually, I can’t drag and drop onto a page and make it a subfolder.
Why am I ranting? Because I’ve just spent a few hours trying to figure out how to change the BeatBuddy drum kit and 2 hours and 30 minutes of that was spent swearing at the user interface in the app and then waiting to update the Maestro, only to find it didn’t work and I have to start again!
I hope the MorningStar MC6 Pro comes into stock soon, because their user interface is how it should be done.
TL;DR - Please re-think the application or at least update it with some features so it isn’t so frustrating. The device itself deserves it, because it’s ace.