I have to agree that having some kind of "minimum standard" hardware would help the axoloti platform a lot.
Patching is very time and brain consuming, and even simple things like remapping controls can be quite confusing for a simple musician / user.
For the moment, I think the user base of Axoloti is orientated towards "geeks" more than "musicians".
And it's a shame, because axoloti has so much to offer to artists, and I think artist will have just as much to offer back.
I think the axoloti control will be a big leap in the way we could share instant usable patches.
Having tested (and made two boxes with) two rotary encoders and a OLED screen, I'm realizing how complicated it must be to implement such an interface into the axoloti workflow.
I'm actually having great fun trying out sub menus and such, but I'm sure it's much more fun for coders.
I think a great way to democratize the axoloti would be to have a ready made hardware range :
- a simple 61 keyboard & controllers with axocore & axocontrol
- a eurorack module with voltage converters with axocore & axocontrol
- a ribbon synth (everyone wants a ribbon synth" with axocore & axocontrol
- a small desktop (or big foot pedal) device with axocore & axocontrol
If someone gets out these modules at a reasonable price (250 € maximum), I couldn't imagine any musician not having at least one in their arsenal.
And sharing patches for each device would be so much easier.
Anyway, enough dreaming... back to work
I'm now, for some silly, probably f-Artistically obscure reason, making an "Interactive Audio Adventure" that takes you across a load of different patches, where you need to unlock a certain "audio quest" to continue your adventure (change patches).
The silly thing is that it will only work on my last two axoloti boxes (I make them by two now, as I make them for someone, and for some reason always like the design... and so much easier to share patches)
But I love the idea of audio adventures, playing around with synths, sounds, words and actions , but I wouldn't mind having some kind of standard interface to share them easier
oh and here's my springbox