Polymetric Looping Question
I am not a current Deluge owner, but I am on the hunt for a looping system that fits my needs. Specifically, I am trying to find a looper that has polymetric capabilities while still being clock/tempo synced. I have been through many different loopers, most recently, the Boss RC-505Mkii, which greatly disappointed me with its buggy midi clock syncing capabilities, and inability to have loops of different lengths (3/4 vs. 4/4, 7/4 vs. 6/4, etc.).
As I understand it, the Deluge does support looping of tracks of different lengths, assuming the lengths are set in advance. My question is, is there a capability for the Deluge to live loops tracks of different lengths, without setting the clip length first. In videos I have seen, the end of the loop will be quantized to 4/4 time, so when you hit the launch button to end the loop, it will automatically sync to the 4/4 time. Is there a way to adjust the quantization of the track length so that, for instance, the loop will sync to the nearest quarter note (clock trigger), rather than the bar. So for instance, if I started to record a live-loop, and I hit the launch button to close to loop right before beat 3, it would create a 3 beat loop (12 step).
If this is not the case, is there a way to set audio clip lengths ahead of time before looping? So for instance if I wanted a 15/16 bar, could I set the audio clip to be that length before live-looping? As I understand it from the manual, there is no way to lock an audio clip length ahead of time, unless there is already audio recorded into that track. Empty audio tracks can't be configured to clip length ahead of time.
I appreciate any and all help!