I think this Believotron is not that usable in live situations. The joysticks are too small. They’re good for gaming, but for live use, at least for the way I use electronics live (fast response, versatility), I’d need joysticks that are larger and easier to grip, twist and bend. The knobs are completely useless, unless the changes that need to be made live are slow. And personally I wouldn’t need one or more screens. I am used to bulding instruments, practicing them and learning by heart what each control elements does for each instrument.
I think 8 knobs, 1 large joystick, 8 or more buttons would be good. Some buttons should be toggle buttons, so that we can physically turn things on/off. A led indicator for these buttons would also be nice.
There should be a way of programming this controller, so that we can change the midi message sent by each control element. Personally I’d be fine with CC and program change, but other MIDI message types are also welcome additions.
I would also love to see this controller acting as a hub for other controllers. I would like to be able to connect a Keith McMillen QuNeo (USB) to this for example and have both recognized by the Organelle as an aggregate MIDI device. A proper 5-pin (or minijack) MIDI in/out would also be awesome.
There should of course be receive symbols for the elements of this controller in Organelle’s PD.
A dream would be bluetooth connectivity, for both MIDI over bluetooth (which I’ve never used) and for connecting Nintendo Wii controllers. The only aspect I miss from my laptop performance days are the Nintendo Wii and Nunchuk.