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What do you think? 3 months 2 weeks ago #19889



They also have one with 6 assignable midi switches


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What do you think? 3 months 2 weeks ago #19890

I came across this a few weeks ago as I was thinking about getting a new midi foot controller. I do find these combo interface+controller interesting. Hard to argue with the price. The newer 6 button is also appealing, but the smaller one's 3 modes by click+hold make it quite flexible for only 3 switches.

There's another one I came across that is similar (MeloAudio Tone Shifter) although that had some criticisms about the midi programming limitations.

But because I only need a new midi controller I am probably best sticking with a dedicated controller - with the top choice being the Morningstar MC6 - but then this Xsonic is cheaper....
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What do you think? 3 months 2 weeks ago #19891

Finally I will try it. I bought the new Pro version with 6 footswitches. Can't go wrong as I need a small footprint midi controller. The bonus will be the mobility.

I will use it with S Gear though. Not BIAS :-)
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What do you think? 3 months 2 weeks ago #19892

Good choice! Definitely looking forward to hearing your review. As their newest model, it looked like the pro might have an improved A/D conversion as they listed a better dynamic range.
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What do you think? 3 months 2 weeks ago #19893

It will be interesting to see the dynamic range of the unit. My main interface is an Apogee Element and I must say it is by far the best one I used to own. However I would not unplug everything just to carry the interface so the XTONE should do it properly. Unbeleivable what they can do now for such a low price. May be not low for some but for what you get.
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What do you think? 3 months 5 days ago #19939

I got the XTONE yesterday.

First impression out of the box. Well built and solid. The lay-out is very well done and all hardware componements seem of good quality. The switches are smooth.

I took 10 minutes to test it as an audio interface this afternoon.

At a buffer of 64 at 44.1kz latency (Round trip) was at 8.3 milliseconds.
Sounds very good and the phones output is very good.

This week-end I will test the midi controller functions.

I bought it more as a midi controller and told myself the audio interface would be a bonus. I think the audio interface is very good and the midi functions would be a bonus for many users. :-)
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What do you think? 3 months 4 days ago #19940

Thanks for the update. Also interested in whether you'll keep the Sunday Driver before the interface? I saw the Xtone has a 1M ohm input impedance so curious if you still hear improvements in clarity running the SD before it.
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What do you think? 3 months 4 days ago #19942

My Sunday driver will stay there whatever interface I use. I use an Apogee Element 46 and I kept it.

With the XTone I get two things.

An Interface I can use when I travel with my Laptop and a small footprint midi controller to control some of S Gear parameters
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What do you think? 3 months 4 days ago #19943

I tested the midi functions. It works flawlessly.

Very easy to use with S Gear or S Gear within Logic X Pro.

I would have liked to have a kind of mode where we could save up to 6 snapshots of different effects or parameters.

The unit is really plug and play on a MAC.
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