Ideally, this should be an editable parameter. But 24’s a good default, within that.
Long rambling explanation to follow.
You’re right; Linnstrument does give you onboard controls to set the bend range. This is fantastic, but it’s not what anyone else is doing.
Roli’s Seaboard line, the Sensel Morph, Artiphon Instrument 1, Joué, KMI’s QuNexus, or their upcoming K-Board Pro 4 all require a software editor to change this parameter.
…and they don’t all default to +/-24, either.
- Seaboard Rise 49 defaults to +/-48
- Seaboard BLOCK also defaults to +/-48
- Seaboard Rise 25 defaulted to +/-24 when it launched, but is probably +/-48 now.
- …because ROLI’s “Noise” app (the iOS version of their “Equator” synth) is just kind of stuck at 48. (If there’s a way to change that, I haven’t found it.)
That last bit is especially ugly. Switching from this iOS based synth to the SSP, we now need a whole other computer to make the transition possible.
(Or, say, an Axoloti or Teensy based go-between, to scale the bend signal as needed)
And while that is more Roli’s problem than yours, I’d argue that the problem is universal. Anyone using a fixed bend range should probably change that.
Of course, nothing’s ever that straightforward, either. As the inew MIDI-CI spec takes effect, this will either cease to be a problem, or become a thousand times worse. Honestly, I’m not sure which to expect.