Deluge + Novation SL MK3: My thoughts so far (Tips and Tricks are mostly welcome)
I am currently working on a SLmk3 template for the Deluge and wanted to share my thoughts so far, hoping that someone with more experience than me will give insights / tips / tricks. The Deluge is my only hardware synth so far and am not planning on adding meat to the plate (an Op-1 would be nice, but waiting for a good second hand to show)
What I noticed so far is that Deluge seems to remember all the mappings done via MIDILEARN (I usually connect the SL via USB) on a per Song basis: This takes away my initial need for a CC list for the Deluge (I did not find it in the manual), for I would just need to create labels for the knobs / Faders and then map them once on a Track which then would become my starting point for composing.
This solves the faders and the rotary knobs, but does not take care of the buttons, which I wanted to use for stuff such as Program change (swap between patches) or other tweaking for the synth engine.
What I did not understand so far is also how to make a good use of the 8 tracks, meaning whether it would make more sense to keep the Mixing / Panning / Tracks and section Triggering part on the Deuge itself and use the controls to have a live sound design station for each patch or use the SL as the centerpiece of the performance and the Deluge as a sound unit.
How would you guys work on connecting the two? Every thought is more than welcome: I actually got the SL mk3 as an Ableton Controller to avoid this entire mapping madness altogether, but could not picture myself using a computer on stage and ended up falling in love with the Dawless vibe
All the bests from Vienna, Austria,