Making longer songs ease of use / keyboard input
So, I don't actually have a Deluge...yet. In fact I posted this on gearslutz, but I found this forum and realized this was a better place for it...so here's what I am curious about:
On one hand I would like a SEQ with a DRM1 to go with my external synths, on the other hand with the Deluge I could use the onboard sampler and eliminate the need for a hardware drum machine saving a good bit of space...and about $1,000.
So, a couple of questions for users:
- If I am understanding it right, basically it is linear in function/song mode in that there aren't sequences/pattern chains like a lot of other sequencers. I saw a little how you can launch things manually/mute/have a track repeat on the fly, but I'm not interested in that because I don't want to have to deal with changing mutes/patterns while recording (I don't think it can be saved as a song like that?).
As I understand it, the song length is basically unlimited, so you could have like a 1920 continuous piano roll style (step) sequence that would be your song (or am I misunderstanding this?).
Which could be ok, but for those that have made longer songs (has anyone tried to make 4+ minute song with this?), how difficult has that been regarding jumping around to edit from originally seeing a single 16 step view in song mode and knowing where you are/finding where to edit? I wish there was a video showing off what this would be like (without simply repeating the same thing and launching parts on top of it).
- Also, without finding it at this point, I assume you can use an external keyboard to enter notes recording both live or as grid input when the sequencer is not running, correct?
Thanks in advance.