The Morningstar MC6 is a direct competitor for the Midi Maestro - it is at a similar price point, and if SS release comprehensive MIDI implementation documentation for the Aeros , and ensure the Beatbuddy docs are up to date, then there is nothing that the Maestro will be able to do that cannot be done with the MC6… or is there ??
SS need to give us a gap analysis of where the functionality will differ (initially) and where the functionality will differ when their longer term plans for the Maestro are realised.
For example the MC6 has 30 banks, with each Bank having 2 pages of 6 buttons each… allow 1 button per page and you have 10 presets per Bank… and each preset allows several different types of button press (Press, Release, Long Press, Double-press, Long Press Release etc.)
Each preset has a total of 16 possible MIDI messages with any combination of CC and Program Changes… The MC6 can be edited by connecting your PC to a website via USB, by downloading the editor program onto your PC, or on the unit itself (which is actually a bit clunky, but it can be done)
As I have said before on here, MIDI is MIDI… so, apart from a nice looking unit with slightly larger LCD display capabilities than the MC6, what will it do that is unique …what is it’s USP ??
It’s a fair question because I bet that a lot of potential buyers think that MIDI is really complicated and the only way they can control their BB and/or their Aeros is with a Maestro… That’s not the case - unless SS tell us something different…
Thanks for reading.