The Mocante is interesting in that you have all those mini patch points in the middle too, so I presume there's quite a bit of chaotic control/input to things. The form-factor is quite nice too. The nice thing about these 'bare metal' controllers (mocante, manta, rene/pressure) is that the response type is really fast. The "pressure" is artificial but perhaps it is useful enough.
My old university has a Manta in the tech store that I can probably borrow, so it might be worth having a go on one to see how it 'feels'.
As in the CPU overhead of the Soundplane, or in general? I guess, because of how it works, that it does some heavy lifting to get such a fast response time and high resolution.
I did see something about a Soundplane Model B on the forum, so maybe that could be a way to go in the future. Has anyone encountered any specific info about it?
Yeah I saw that. Also seen a couple other pressure sensitive DIY controllers out there, though my experience with that kind of 'mushy' controller is that it doesn't 'feel' fast, in terms of action/playability.
There is always that, or an iPad pro + pencil, as you get lots of rich data (pressure/tilt/etc...), but either would tether me to an implement that I'd have to hold play playing something else, which isn't ideal.