Responding to the “Playability” of the ER-301 going on in the firmware v0.3.0 thread:
I don’t see the ER-301 as necessarily “the” playable element in my setup, it is a programmable source that requires some outside elements that allow me to “play” it.
I use the Monome Walk and two foot pedals for gates/triggers into the ER-301, great for a hands-off focus.
I do look forward to getting an ADDAC 304 Manual Gates with 8 gates at some point to give me the hand control near the ER-301 that would lend itself to that level of playability.
I, like @bjlogic, use one of my Levit8’s as a modulation knob tool and to that end…
I’m looking forward to the Faderbank from some of the guys on the Monome forum that are working on a 16 slider stand-alone device with midi control and CV out. From the top image in the link you’ll notice there was no consideration for the CV outs, they were a very recent addition: