Most complete transmitter I've ever had
Let me preface my review by disclosing that I was an early tester of the MZ-32. I like to think I'm objective in tech matters, being in a tech occupation, but take this review however you like.
The feel of the sticks is like no other transmitter I've had. I've gone through a DX7, X9303, DX9, MZ-24, and MZ-24 Pro, and the gimbals on the MZ-32 are noticeably smoother than all of them. A lot of the credit goes to the use of Hall Effect sensors, which are contactless and, therefore, don't suffer from the friction effects that potentiometer-based gimbals do.
While I don't agree with some of the UI decisions made, the UI is consistent at least. Once I got used to the paradigm, navigating the interface was very intuitive. Having contextual help available for almost every screen helps immensely, and although not yet mature, the help text is mostly understandable and useful.
As for the programming capabilities, the MZ-32 has everything I could realistically want. Logical switches allow for combining physical switches together using digital logic and allow the definition of software latches, which allow a control function to be engaged in one switch position and disengaged in another switch position, even on a different switch. A simplified version of logical switches is also available, called Multi-Switches, which allow you to assign an on/off function to a group of switches, with each switch in a particular position representing the "on" condition.
Something else I discovered only recently, and that is not yet documented in the help text, is the ability to use sequencers as time-delay switches. By defining a 0-100 step on an unused channel after a time delay, and assigning a control switch for the sequencer, the output control can be assigned to any channel or other function that takes a control (e.g. logical switch, multi-switch) and made to trigger the specified time after flipping the physical switch. This capability allowed me to implement functionality that I couldn't even dream of doing with any of my prior transmitters.
Overall, I'm very impressed with this transmitter.
Reviewed by: Alan Somers from Texas.