Have you seen the Misa Digital NSC-32 yet? It’s a new 32-note sequence controller. Take a look at their introduction video:
As you can see, it’s a visual grid system, with 32 steps on the horizontal axis and 24 notes on the vertical axis. I like the visual aspect of it, where the note squares light up in different colors. I think it would work best in a live setting when put on a wall facing the audience so that they could see what was going on. Either that or have it filmed and projected onto a big screen.
Here is another video, showing its various functions:
And here’s one showing it being used to mess around with cut-up vocals:
I must admit, I do like this. It looks like it could be a lot of fun to play around with. However, it has a price tag of $1,795.00 USD, which puts it out of reach of many people’s budgets.
(There is also another instrument coming out that has a similar matrix style sequencer: the Arturia MatrixBrute)
One thing I’m not clear on is whether it actually has its own built-in sounds or any sampling capabilities? Or is it just used for sequencing other sound sources? Surely, at that price, it must have it’s own sounds and a lot of them to choose from, otherwise, it is a very expensive sequencer-only device. But there is no information on the company website other than these videos.
I’m also a bit cautious about this company, Mesa Digital, as they seem to have only made two other products, both of which have been discontinued. Here are videos of them both in action:
What do you think of these instruments? Do you think it’s worth paying $1,795.00 USD for a sequencer? Do you with those digital guitars had been continued? Why not post your opinions in the comments section below.
All the best,