I can only say I dont agree with your friend. One of my friends have had a Kyma system for years... And kyma sound SUPER smooth and VERY powerful. Thats my opinion.
It has to do with the "consumer stuff" that is used in Axoloti. If it had to do with coding, why dont someone remove this annoying -15 db saturation? For example you cannot use Axoloti as a send effect. If you send in a signal that is louder than -15db it will be saturated.... Which is completely useless in a studio set up. If it cant match the other gears level. You send -8db to the Axoloti and -15 comes out... Not very loud imo.
Yes was thinking about something like that. All though I still would prefer to fix it at the source, on the Axoloti. Would be loverly to have an Axoloti on steroids, with lots of more power and "pro grade" electronics, so we are not stuck with the low level output. Low level really bothers me a lot, compared to most of my other gear Axoloti is just too low in volume. For example my Virus synth. It can EASILY make sounds louder than 0db!!! Goes to +4db, cause it is prograde.
Yes I could do that. But I am moving away form using UAD stuff. Really dont like their marketing approach their sales tactics and how they, in many cases threat their customers. They tell you too much BS, lie and whatever to sell their stuff. Sorry, I understand their business now and dun't want to support it anymore.
Everyone, I KNOW that I could just add an anolog gainstage. But that doesnt remove the fact that Axoloti is made of comsumer grade electronics and NOT pro grade. Which does play a role in how Axoloti sounds. I think this is pretty clear after we got some of the MI objects. They dont sound ANY where close to MI own eurorack modules. ANd mostly the difference is the hardware and also MI gear is mostly 96 khz not 48khz. What I am saying is fix it at the source and not try to polish something later on... Always best to fix it at the source...
I wouldnt mind paying a lot more for a limited version of Axoloti if it was a beast with a lot more dsp etc. It is just too annoying having to work with 3-4 Axolotis at the same time....
Maybe it would be a good idea to integrate more than one Axoloti into the same patcher. A bit like the Nord g2, where you have 4 parts in the same patcher. Maybe Axolotis could use that approach, loading 4 Axolotis into the same software. This would make it easier to work with.