hi @legos, yes I think we all have had similar ideas…
personally, I love the compact nature of the Organelle , but then at times I want to go a bit further, so want a bit more hands on control.
however, the issue for me though is not getting knobs/sliders, as its the Organelle has usb midi , so any number of control surfaces will work… just pick the one that suits your needs best.
no, the issue is , once you have your new shiny surface, your going to have to then edit the PD patch to map controls… even if your familiar with PD, this is pretty tedious/slow as you need a screen/mouse to do it.
so ive spent a while working on a new way of doing this for all my patches , called ‘Kontrol’, this provides midi mapping (via a simple midi learn) and many other features related to allow other controllers to control Organelle patches… I put out a beta about a month ago and posted here
since then Ive been steadily improving it get it ‘release ready’, and I am about to release new versions of all the Mutable Instrument patches which are now kontrol enabled, and have a few other new features.
the new version is much smoother , and now allows complete remote control of patches, say from your desktop, or phone/tablet*
once the MI patches are out, I plan to look at creating other Kontrol enabled patches - partly conversions of others patches I enjoy, and also totally new ones.
(the goal behind Kontrol was also to make patch creation much easier/quicker, and it really does )
anyway, just grab a control surface and watch this space