As I understand there is work underway to develop a Zynthian sequencer using the Zynthian box as the UI. This has been going on for a few years with great progress.
I recently purchased a Novation Circuit device and was quite amazed at what you could do without a display and a bunch of buttons from a user interface perspective. That got me thinking…
Novation also has a number of controllers in the Launchpad/Launchkey series, some of them quite inexpensive like the Launpad mini ($99 Australian dollars). These devices not only provide input but also they provide a fair bit of feedback: lighting pads, different colours on pads, etc. Also Novation publish the programming specification for these devices on their website.
I think adding these devices to what could be done on screen would render quite a powerful sequencer capability. At that price point, it doesn’t even make sense to develop a homemade (arduino based or similar) midi controller device to add input/feedback functionality.
I was wondering if anyone else was interested in exploring this option.
Thank you for your time.