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MLR mode for Deluge

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myecholaliamyecholalia Singapore

Probably a long shot, but definitively worth asking. A bit of context: I've been a monome user for about a decade now and have been using monome 64 and 128 devices as well as arcs. The killer app for monome in the early days was MLR, a live sampler, looper, and sample mangler. A lot of people are still using MLR or the later MLRV as a composition and performance instrument. One of the "concerns" always was that it's depending on using a laptop as it's based on Max/MSP. Also, because it's a Max-based software patch, some people have been complaining about instabilities with regards to Max versions, serialosc drivers for monome etc. Over the years, people have always asked for a hardware-based MLR, but up to this day something like that doesn't exist.

Now, in my mind the Deluge already contains all the building blocks for a hardware-based MLRV. Already as it is, the Deluge is immensely capable, but if a mode could be added to the Deluge that would make it behave like MLR it would not only add to an already killer device, but it would add an additional potential circle of buyers as well. I've linked the MLRV tutorial video as well as 2 performance videos that should give a decent idea of what this is all about. The last link goes to a github with latest version of MLR and some documentation. Looking forward to all comments.

EDIT: Download link for MLRV on the bottom of this page (which also has a ton more infos): parallelogram.cc/mlrv/

https://vimeo.com/22152142
https://vimeo.com/128746859
https://vimeo.com/460728
https://github.com/monome-community/mlr

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    MatthewGeorgeMatthewGeorge Cologne, Germany

    Wow, cool.

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    myecholaliamyecholalia Singapore

    It sure is, Matthew ;-)
    And greetings to my old home town.

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    kinakina New Zealand

    This would be awesome, but can the idea simply be copied across for free?

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    This is a good question that I've not considered before. If I'm not wrong, MLR had been released under GNU General Public License. I believe that because of that there would be absolutely no issue in studying the inner workings of the respective Max patches to create a derivative work. BUT: GPL dictates that derivative work also must be released under GNU General Public License, and if I remember correctly the Synthstrom folks were quite specifically mentioning that Firmware would not be any form of open source. Comments would be welcome.

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    This is a no brainier for this device. i expected it it to already function this way.

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    What would be of further interest and deeper scope would be to zoom as you do in the step mode but in the loop mode. Then whilst zoomed in be able to loop smaller and smaller sections of the audio. If the software could accomodate this I would buy it instantly. Dont get me wrong its quite impressive as it is. The functionality of the pitch and time seems wonderful. But to have further control of the loops and looping regions like in MLR or the re:mix patch for M4L would be mind blowing...

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    I posted this in the facebook group! Great minds!

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    Upvoted :)

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    +1

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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    EarthCryEarthCry Asheville NC
    This would make this device golden for live Loopers. I've been searching for a hardware mlrv device forever! Don't let this request die y'all!
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    edisonSFedisonSF United States
    +1000
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    VJFranzKVJFranzK Los Angeles USA

    There are Daedelus samples on the machine, I'm sure he has thought this. ; - )

    Perhaps a MLR-ish mode for the looped samples inside Deluge OS?

    Music, Visuals, Reviews of Synths, Drum Machines, Apps
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    LjkLjk Austin Tx USA

    +1

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    EarthCryEarthCry Asheville NC

    Maybe we should step back and approach this incrementally. The first thing we would need for the mlrv functionality is the ability to "clip chop" each pattern by pressing a corresponding track button in song mode which would restart the playhead at that position. As of now, if you press a grid button in song mode, it will take you into the track edit view. So essentially there would have to be a button press that enters you into "clip chop" mode or "mlrv" mode. Maybe the Keyboard button?

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