after five days (and many hours) i'm finding it very much worth the money, time and effort. the one glaring glitch, pad colors, i fixed myself with forum help (thx y'all)
the Push replaces my Axiom 25, which i've had for a several years. it's a toy compared to Push, really
I wanted quick easy access to DAW and plugin parameters, Push gives me that. i wanted the same smooth knobs i have on my Micron, Push gives me that. i wanted quick easy access to VST and VSTi plugins without using a mouse, Push gives me that. i wanted more pads with greater sensitivity, Push gives me that. i wanted to get away from the piano paradigm...yes!
there's more, but that's the major stuff i was looking for
i've been re-discovering some plugins that i've kept cuz i knew they had potential. but, mousing around made them so tedious (Axiom knobs suck) that they just sat there on my PC. Push completely changes that. it really is an instrument, and that beyond playing notes...i can now play my effects as well (i had to stop the fun to come and write this)
as always there are some things i'd like to see added. here are a few...
- make TOUCH STRIP assignable to other parameters, at least MODWHEEL
an open/close plugin GUI function. among other reasons, occasionally, what you see on Push is not the reality in a third party plugin. example: delay sync on a plugin has 2 indicators for sync, ON and SYNC. in Push it'll say OFF and SYNC will turn to milliseconds on the plugin but SYNC is still on until you turn some more and then the plugin says OFF too. Not Push's fault, just the way it is in some cases
more functionality for audio and midi clips: add other settings, like follow action, groove, launch nodes etc
a "fine" tune function for knobs (maybe hold shift). it's difficult or even impossible to get precise with some third party plugins
one little niggle that can't be changed on the present Push... the IN and OUT buttons (next to MASTER button) should be swapped and called PREVIOUS and NEXT. left button to go back, right button to go deeper