Question about Deluge for orchestral music
For years I've been looking for a workstation that can create orchestral arrangements, and I think the Deluge might be the right device. The approach I would take is to use the synth or sampler to create decent (they don't have to be perfect) orchestral instruments. Then use a keyboard and eventually a wind controller to record specific tracks, and layer and arrange the tracks into full pieces.
The top end workstations from Korg, Yamaha, and Kurzweil can do this, but I'm looking for a straightforward and simple user interface. I used to own an Ensoniq MR-76, and that keyboard had the best interface for music composition I have used, but the Deluge appears to have some real advantages over the Ensoniq. I have a question though. Is it possible to record sequences in real time using an external MIDI controller? In other words, does the Deluge work like an old school sequencer that acts more like a tape recorder than a beat box?
Anyone who with tips about doing classical music on a Deluge please chime in.
Thanks in advance!