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Deluge with the NDLR

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vanklomkvanklomk United StatesPosts: 14
edited March 4 in Showcase

I'm still learning the Deluge but got the NDLR yesterday and couldn't wait to pair them. Still learning how to control everything and working out the kinks.

Had the house to myself for 2 hours today so I made this demo.

This is also the first time I've made a YouTube video so I need work on that.

I really wish I could manually set the midi in channel on the synth tracks without the learn button. It works ok here but took a few tries to get all 4 parts working. I'd love to set a template where my first 4 tracks are set to channels 1-4 so it's ready to go when I hook up the NDLR.

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    JRatronJRatron United KingdomPosts: 5

    thanks for this and the setup guide you did. very helpful :)

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    EddyEddy ColognePosts: 150

    From my opinion all those features could be implemented in the Deluge by origin without stealing to much CPU Power.
    But that would be a total new direction in software developpment and I don´t think that this is part of Rohans ideas.

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    vanklomkvanklomk United StatesPosts: 14

    @JRatron said:
    thanks for this and the setup guide you did. very helpful :)

    Thanks!

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    71777177 (:Posts: 30

    @Eddy said:
    From my opinion all those features could be implemented in the Deluge by origin without stealing to much CPU Power.
    But that would be a total new direction in software developpment and I don´t think that this is part of Rohans ideas.

    Yah, I think one could do it that hardware but it's the total opposite of Deluge's design concept. It has this supermonstrous deterministic sequencer which makes it easier than on any other groovebox to program notes controlling every aspect like you'd write music in say musescore, whereas the ndlr is a sequencer geared towards the (semi)random generative style of composing the modular folks love. They are opposite sides of the spectrum in a way, can't see how you could marry the two except bying a ndlr and slaving it to a Deluge hehe

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    EddyEddy ColognePosts: 150

    I don´t see the NDLR such a random, chaotic device: Everything is structured - you have four parts to play chords on certain buttons and exactly that chord thing is the feature I am missing (as mentioned in other discussions)

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    vanklomkvanklomk United StatesPosts: 14

    In my mind, they are very different and complement each other well. I see the NDLR more for live jamming, but if you have a sound you like you can easily set the Deluge track length and record it, then go back and tweak steps, add/remove notes or whatever.

    For me, the benefit is that I can play more interesting chord progressions than I would otherwise with my limited theory and ability. I end up staying in G or C major otherwise, just because that's my comfort zone. I ordered the Kordbot as well, and we'll see if that's a keeper. I planned on trying both Kordbot and NDLR and just keeping one. Now I know the NDLR is a keeper so we'll see if the Kordbot complements it or is redundant.

    Most likely scenario is I'll sell the Kordbot to help fund a Zoia and then someday end up with a Theoryboard.

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    EddyEddy ColognePosts: 150

    I am very curious about comparison Kordbot with NDLR: Please let us know which one will be the keeper.

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    71777177 (:Posts: 30

    @Eddy said:
    I am very curious about comparison Kordbot with NDLR: Please let us know which one will be the keeper.

    Didn't knew about Kordbot, thx for pointing out it exists (:

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    DannoHungDannoHung Posts: 6

    Please keep us up to date on NDLR and Kordbot. They both seem very interesting!

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    vanklomkvanklomk United StatesPosts: 14

    The Kordbot still hasn't shipped. Pretty annoying.

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    GameDudeGameDude EarthPosts: 24

    @vanklomk said:
    The Kordbot still hasn't shipped. Pretty annoying.

    How long have you been waiting? I see that ISLA is working on another device now called the SP2400. Hopefully you get your Kordbot soon :)

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    vanklomkvanklomk United StatesPosts: 14

    In the end I decided I was happy with the NDLR and didn't need the Kordbot. Then I bought a Linnstrument 128. Decided to sell the Kordbot the day it arrived. Owned it for less than 4 hours and never plugged it in. Then I ordered a ZOIA. That'll be here next week. :#

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