This is a kind of a questionaire: would you use a MFL device with proper automation of FXpansion Guru?
Last month Computer Magazine published a (crippled) version of Guru. But interestingly registrees of that had the opportunity to upgrade to the full Guru for about € 90 last weekend.
I suppose the days of Guru are counted now, like those of DR-008.
But Guru is not just another drum sequencer. It has capabilities to slice loops and let you use the hits for your own rhythms in a very easy way.
Live and Guru are no good friends helas. Live redirects all MIDI channels to channel 1, while Guru needs all 16 channels. Guru doesn't send the usual VSTi parameter-touched information so Live can't pick up this for it's automation layout. Besides, Guru uses MIDI for a full set of automation, the VSTi parameters only cover a subset of controls.
I'm considering to create a MFL device that sports Guru in a vst~. It will also use the jMidi library of Hans Hübner mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Hans agrees to this, as long as his name is mentioned). This means I can overcome the MIDI channel issue.
The device would be geared toward Novation Nocturn and Trigger Finger, but it could use Korg nanoKontrol (or any MIDI device with a similar layout) instead of the Nocturn.
But before I go on and spend a lot of time I ask the community, you, are there other people who would use this device? Or have you found a solution for matching Guru and Live already?