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Reminder: this review is about the Android app only. The AX-Edge itself is a powerful synth and controller. The Ax Edge editor is an interesting mix of completeness and inconvenience. Every parameter of every program can be found if you dig deep enough. Unfortunately, to make so many parameters available on tablet or phone screens, it requires a seemingly endless pile of separate pages. If you want to backtrack -- say, reassign a controller -- you have to visit a page for the modulation matrix, a page for the family of parameters (per part -- or is it partial? Tough to remember sometimes.), and hope you've kept track of them all. There are other problems: (1) Initial loading is done with every startup of the app, and it's a fairly slow process. (2) moving from one mode to another is slow, often requiring yet-another reload (see (1)). End result: an app that is both comprehensive in cope, but frustrating (if not unusable) for the bulk of its users. A thoughtful port of this app to a PC would be very helpful -- and it might even be necessary if Roland wants the AX Edge to thought of as more than a preset synthesizer.
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After reading any review here... I'm still going to take a chance on this one. It can't really be THAT bad. Right? UPDATE -deep breath- man I really love the AX itself. Haven't had any connectivity problems. Read the manual carefully. The UI is garbage. I can't think of any way to improve it other than scrapping it and making it a PC based editor. This app is only useful if you go at it all random like and just see what comes out. So 2 stars because it technically "works".
I ignored the other reviews thinking i could be patient enough to use the keytar and program the tones i wanted. I regret it. It can take over a half hour to load the existing tones into the app via bluetooth, and a lot of the times it fails to load anything and the process has to be started over. After a month of searching i can't find a way to get rid of that godawful deep echo delay, even with IFX allegedly shut off in both the tone, program and system settings. Debugging tone issues is an absolute pain. I'm entirely stuck.
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