L Jefe wrote:I just got the VA Beast from the Amazon app store. I've been playing with it for several hours and I'm starting to know my way around, but still finding cool surprises. What a beautiful creation. It is running perfectly on my Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Using 8 voices it hasn't stuttered or glitched yet. The latency on the Kindle is frustrating (87ms), but the synth is still playable, especially with pads and, of course, using the arp.
I'm sure I'll have questions and comments soon, but for now, I just wanted to say thank you, it's fantastic.
Dauex wrote:Looked yesterday but did not find it - but now it is installed. [Fire HDX] [just don't expect me to catch up to the rest of you for a while]
[Now where are the instructions on transferring a sample to G-Stomper?]
Thank you very much guys for being the very first owners of the VA-Beast full version (on Amazon).
Thanks a lot man, I'm glad to hear that you like it
. Yes, agree, latency is an issue on Android, not on all devices, but still on many. Unfortunately it's not only the audio latency, there's also a latency of the touchscreen (the time between touching it and the moment android notice the touch). Even Midi over USB has a relatively high latency. But this gets better with every new Android release.
I'm curious how the latency is on the Fire HDX. Can you eventually check it in the VA-Beast settings (in the audio frame) and post it here? Would be very interesting.
Abouth the sample creation: For now, the VA-Beast is a pure live instrument, there's no way to export audio from within the app, but this will change in one of the next updates. There's a bunch of new things coming..
- Morph groups, dedicated controllers, where you can map multiple other parameters to (e.g. 30% of the filter frequency, positive or negative, etc.)
- It'll get multitimbral (which means, you can have up to n VA-Beasts at once when using it over midi)
- And hopefully some way to export audio... just don't know how exactly to do this in a proper way yet, that's the reason why it's not yet integrated)
For now, if you want to create samples with it, the only way is to record them externally when pressing the keys.