After doing some playing with Sam Pluta this weekend (videos soon!), I loved how quick/expressive he could be with his Manta.
Been thinking about perhaps incorporating something like this alongside my monome/arc core setup, and wondering what some of the options out there are.
I really really love the look of the Soundplane, but it's like gigantic, especially for my purposes. There's obviously the Manta, but not crazy about the resolution (only 210 steps per pad), and the fact that it's "fake" pressure (via contact surface area). I don't like the feel (look, and sound) of things like the Seaboard/Linndrum/Quneo, in that they are 'slow' to respond (physically and programmatically), and have a "shitty MPE" sound to them. Likely due to the slow and deep thresholding so it doesn't chatter, but I can really hear that in the playing coming out of them and I'm not into it. There's also the Continuum, but in playing one (briefly) I didn't like the 'action' of it, not to mention the very keyboard-heavy orientation isn't something I'd be into exploring.
From the reviews I've seen of the new/little Roli's they require a lot of pressure to play (and have latency), so also a no-go there.
I've not played one, but the look (and response time/resolution) of the Soundplane is, by far, the most attractive, but the size isn't something I'd want.
Are there any other options I'm missing here, or anyone with experience with some of these things have some additional insights about them?