I have enjoyed using my MCX8000 in Standalone, with one specific gripe: Slicer mode. I don’t know what this mode is accomplishing, but unless its primary function is to aggravate users, I can assure you it is not working.
For an example of a successful Slicer Mode implentation, please reference Serato DJ. This is how Slicer is supposed to work; hitting the pads will take you to a specific slice of the phrase playing, whether that phrase is in looped mode, or not. Serato’s Slicer nails it on the head providing you have proper beatgridding set; Engine’s does not and is essentially a less-useful Roll mode, which already exists in Engine (and for what it’s worth, Engine’s Roll mode functions flawlessly).
Before anyone says, “But, that’s just copying!” I can assure you, Slicer as a concept is not one that is trademarked. Just like Roll, it can be implemented in Engine without stepping on any toes. To those of you who say “Just use Serato then, if it’s so much better!”, thank you, but one of the primary reasons I got this controller was to not have to carry around a laptop. It just seems silly to even advertise it as a function if it’s not going to function as one would expect.
Many thanks and appreciation in getting Engine’s Slicer mode to a useable state. I’m sure I’m not the only one would appreciate this!