Have a feature request or suggestion? Post your idea here!

Publication

7 abonnés S’abonner
2
Avatar

About squid new firmware?

Hi all,

Any news on updates and new requests for Toraiz Squid?

The last update is October 2019,
and there are many requests for improvements and bug fixes,
but no response from Pioneer.
Thank you very much
Roberflash Répondu

Vous devez vous connecter pour laisser un commentaire.

10 commentaires

1
Avatar

why would you expect a firmware update?

pioneer are well known in the music producing community for not caring about its customers, for delivering incomplete operating systems for machines, and for stringing the customers along saying these products have not been discontinued

 

so far 4 music production products - ALL with incomplete unfinished operating systems

toraiz sp16

toraiz as1

pioneer djs1000

pioneer squid

you really have no excuse for not knowing about the appauling pioneer product philosophy as the internet and even this forum is full of posts by unhappy and frustrated customers

 

so they will tell you the squid has not been discontinued, but no fixes will be delivered - they will tell you that development have been informed about bugs - thats as good as it gets

 

 

 

 

 

NonExistantProductDevelopmentSupport 1 vote
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
0
Avatar

They appeared to be working on firmware that would make this thing amazing. Did a survey of squid owners too. It’s so close.

Ryan 0 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
1
Avatar

Yesss, this would be great to hear about a new update.

Thank you

Roberflash 1 vote
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
0
Avatar

support wrote me that no update is planned

verstaerker 0 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
2
Avatar

I'd die for this. It's a good device but it be so close to being the perfect one if only we had...

  • pattern chaining
  • cc/pitch/gate live recording
  • more pattern sets
  • possibilities to use the phrase arrangement section in global ways affecting all running patterns.
  • And some extra small things like changing a pattern set continuing at the same spot in time, not resetting it to the beginning
Morgan Lechner 2 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
0
Avatar

A dedicated drum track like Korg's SQ-64 has it would be great. About pattern chaining there should be no discussion, it's simply obligatory. I know, it is meant as a performing tool, but it could be so much more.

The Squid is a good machine with some really unique features - that's why I bought it - but it could be a terrific sequencer if Pioneer would listen to their customers. Take Akai for example with their current MPC-line. They are constantly improving their devices. On the other hand it seems as if at Pioneer they shut down their development department as soon as they start shipping their first units.

Dynho B. 0 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
0
Avatar

yes Pioneer missed an opportunity  here... as their first sequencer it was a really great start. It had many fresh ideas. They should have made more improvements to the firmware and listen to professional users and then come up with MkII.

I can only guess that the initial sales weren't high enough so they gave up. What a shame

verstaerker 0 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
0
Avatar

Verstaerker, I totally agree with you. The key to sell a product is listen to its customers - before and after sales. With firmware upgrades you can turn a good product into a better one. 

I just wonder why they do a survey if they don't intent to improve their product anyway.

Dynho B. 0 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien
0
Avatar

that survey is quite old now... i also had high hopes that they will come with a big new firmware

they really should look at elektron, wich is a small company and they bring new feature-updates even to years old hardware 

verstaerker 0 votes
Actions pour les commentaires Permalien