Hi Harry and Max,
Before I compile this into an official transmission to the Pioneer DJ development team, I want to make sure I'm clear on what you mean by certain key points. Thank you for your positive words about the SP-16, they don't go unnoticed. And thank you for your feature and improvement suggestions.
1,2) recording of more than 4 notes onto a MIDI track - yes, this has been discussed before. I will convey this to theam, but I'll also say that MIDI tracks for external triggering are to be thought of as an enhancement of the SP-16, vs a core feature (being sampling) - as MIDI sequencing is handled by the dedicated Squid MIDI sequencer, which of course can store 8 notes of polyphonic MIDI data on a single sequencer step.
3, 4) these have been conveyed and I agree they would be great
5) to clarify, you mean you would like the data knobs below the screen to record your parameter changes in real time, for things like real-time filter sweeps or reverb washes, etc?
Having an additional effect processor so that you could use both send effects and master effects simultaneously is a strain on the available DSP resources. I will convey this but it's not likely to happen.
OK, I hear what you are requesting with the delay engine. I'm going to be honest with you. You seem like a creative producer who knows what you want to do and you've used some sophisticated tools before like Elektron, etc...You might be better off just adding a dedicated, physical delay effect processor and just running certain tracks out to it with SP-16s many available outputs vs. waiting for a rather sophisticated rewrite of Pioneer's delay engine. But I will convey this to the development team.
Being able to modulate the analog filter would be cool, but yes, a long shot. Suggest using the digital filter effect instead.