Monday, September 21, 2015
Friday night, my friend Wally stopped by with a real box'o'fun - the Abstrakt Instruments Avalon. Here we have a fuzzy photo mainly provided to prove I actually got to put my hands on the thing.
And man, it is fun. Unlike the x0xb0x, all of the controls are super-accessible, and the whole surface seems really well developed for "feel-based" editing and performing, rather than having to gawk at a screen or (especially) a computer screen. While I like the Octatrack and all, the Avalong is one of those boxes that you could love - and love it almost immediately. It also is as solid as a rock (Wally pointed out that it could be a great self-defense weapon).
Pretty damned awesome.