Electric Sunburst can't play single notes
Is this really true? This feels a little bait-and-switch, because how am I supposed to audition Electric Sunburst and conclude that I have to pay yet again for the upgrade, when I can't even audition E.S. without that arpeggiator plunking down some goofy rhythm.
Unless NI is going to send out a memo to the entire world that their products use a proprietary vocabulary which describes their products, I think it is entirely misleading and a little tone deaf for NI to come up with these questionable descriptors such as Playable.
First there was Strummed. And then came Playable. I would like to Play the Electric Sunburst please. Instead, the computer is playing it and I'm just choosing what notes it plays. Enough with this bad marketing. I'm feeling a bit burned that I bought essentially a Casio play-along keyboard guitar.
Your products are pretty great, and consistent. So it's really disappointing that you found this split purchase reasonably though out, and it really makes question wanting to invest more money in your products moving forward.
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It's true that Electric Sunburst can't play single notes, but this is something that's not really a secret. Not only does a walkthrough video exist, there are also past discussions like this one:
Key word: pattern based.
You can indeed play single notes in the Deluxe version of Electric Sunburst. It comes with a second melodic instrument/instrument for melodic playing.1
I think your implication that potential customers are supposed to read forum thread warnings before purchasing a product is foolish. This product presentation is backwards and I'm obviously not happy about it.1
The "pattern based" applies not only to the Electric Sunburst but also a few other libraries. "Playable" should mean (in practice) that I can modify the MIDI pattern if I can't play single notes. NI should really release updates to their pattern based instruments to allow for single note playability. This is what I dislike NI, they restrict certain content and I agree it's not very fair of them to be doing that and not making it very clear that they do.0
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