As a for instance: it's really disheartening to find that I can't map the Envelop Modes (i.e.: cycling between stock Prophet, MSEG, and DADSR). The vast majority of all the included presets use the stock Prophet envelop (whose parameters-represented by no. of Points, and their Time and Position values-are

*also *not available for mapping

). So, if I want to select an envelop whose full compliment of parameters are mappable, I am forced to mouse into the dropdown menu, cycle past MSEG (whose parameters are the exact same story as with the stock Prophet parameters), in order to reach DADSR-the only fully mappable envelop in the program.

How hard would it have been to make the Mode drop down menu mappable-to "Paint it Purple", as I call it? How hard would it have been to paint all the parameters, in all three Envelop Modes, purple?

How hard would it have been to paint purple the Envelop Group button, on the front panel, thereby giving users a convenient way of switching between manipulating the Mixer, or the Filter, or the Amp Envelopes?

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A possible answer lies in SQ80: press MIDI Learn on the Synthesis or Effects buttons and you will be greeted with a veritiable sea of Purple-mappable parameters! By my count-just on the Synthesis tab-there are a

*full 164 mappable parameters* (remember: each one of those tabs-for Env 1, Env 2 and Env 3, as well as the tabs for LFO 1, 2 and 3-are gloriously replete with their own compliment of mappable parameters).

So, 164-just on the Synthesis tab-for SQ80 (I chose not to count how many more are included when you calculate the mappable parameters for all the Effects, because it would have taken an astoundingly long time to do, because-by the looks of it-every single knob offered by every one of the 12 possible effect choices is also assignable. A cursory glance tells me that each Effect carries an average of 10 knobs, and the Effect tab can carry a maximum of 4 effects, so I'll say that at any given time a user can add 40 more assignments to the 164, for a total of 204. But that doesn't even tell the whole story: the full story is that Arturia still stocks SQ80 with waaaay more assignable parameters than any user can possibly assign, because all of the rest of the 8 un-assigned effects still carry their assignable parameters with them, at the ready. So that's

*an additional 80 assignable parameters*, plus the 11 distinct assignables from the front panel.

So, by my estimate, SQ80 carries an Assignable Parameter estimate of 295! That is positively huge. So, given that they have proven just how many Assignable Parameters they can stuff into such a great VST as SQ80, I'm finding it very hard to understand why they would be so neglectful and stingy with the Assignable Parameter compliment of the equally great Prophet VS.

Prophet VS is a truly awesome VST, and has quickly become one of my favorites, and I would deeply appreciate many, many more parameters painted Purple, for those of us who love to map to our controllers and make our experience as mouse-less as possible.

Anyone else notice this about the Prophet VS?