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Disable Light Animations in Keyboard View

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In Keyboard View the Deluge lights up every instance of a note in every octave when a note is pressed. This might be done to help educate the user about the logic of the isometric note layout. I think the drawbacks outweigh this benefit:

1) Flashing lights make it harder to see the pattern of illuminated lights that describe the current scale. Every time a note is pressed you no longer can tell the root at a quick glance. Sometimes I stop playing so I can see the scale lights better.

2) Flashing lights distract player and neighbors. I felt bad on a dark airplane making all these flashing lights even with the Deluge dimmed all the way down.

The player is already expected to memorize shapes for every other musical interval on the isometric layout, why should they need extra help for the octave? Can we please have an option to turn off this animation? I think it would be OK to just cancel the animation altogether instead of adding another keyboard shortcut. Linnstruments originally had this same animation of lighting up like notes but Roger Linn removed the animation for similar reasons.

Thank you! Overall I'm a huge Deluge fan of course.

Comments

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    LarsDanielLarsDaniel DenmarkPosts: 21

    +1
    As a Linnstrument user, I feel at home at the Deluge keyboard, but please let us turn off the “light pollution”.

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    Topo_ChrisGTopo_ChrisG San FranciscoPosts: 8

    I wanted to respectfully bump this request. Holding down one note in keyboard view obscures the root of the current scale. It's hard to spot where the next note is when one note is being held down. I often find my self releasing notes just so I can see the scale lights again. I suggest to cancel the animation altogether instead of adding a shortcut option to disable it. Linnstrument made the same decision and the users are happy with it. Thank you for reading!

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    wooderswooders Oxford, UKPosts: 13

    For balance: As a non keyboard player I find the notes lighting up really useful, it's definitely helped me to navigate the pad keyboard. So, vote for not removing it altogether

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