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Unquantized recording/note offset

tangramtangram Oslo, NorwayBeta Tester Posts: 27

Sometimes you really want to capture the groove and feel of a beat or a synth line. It would be great to have the Deluge (optionally) record unquantized notes. I also believe this would help the Deluge be recognized as a professional piece of kit, and much more of a contender with DAW sequencing or hardware sequencers like the MPCs or Pyramid.

This could possibly be implemented fairly easily by recording exactly the same way as now, but give each note an offset percentage (which would appear in the display) from the current grid resolution. This way, editing notes would be the same, you'd just be able to edit an additional parameter.

It would also be fairly easy to do a post-record quantize by setting all the offsets to zero, or even partial quantization (tightening up a bit) by reducing the offset by some percentage. If it was done more as a filter than an update, the quantize could even be non-destructive.


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    workergrayworkergray Gulfport, FloridaBeta Tester Posts: 222

    they could increase the clock division (zoom level) to 256. that could offer a more natural sound when recording. Even 128 could work in most situations, but I don't know if it's possible to completely decouple from quantization altogether. It would be interesting to find out.

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    tangramtangram Oslo, NorwayBeta Tester Posts: 27
    edited May 2017

    Right now recording is quantized to the current zoom level.

    If the current max zoom level is 64ths, the current shortest possible note is a 64th triplet, and the clock resolution is 96 ppqn (I think I read on Facebook), then 256th triplets should be possible, according to this chart. I might be wrong. The very first preview/manual video also says something like "higher zoom levels possible". Would be nice to have a comment on that.

    Sure, that would be a good solution. Might be as easy as changing a constant, for all I know. If the original unquantized start time and length are kept as metadata, that could be another approach for non-destructive quanitzation

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    Ian_JorgensenIan_Jorgensen Wellington, New ZealandPosts: 614

    recording at higher zoom levels is currently possible, but there is a bit of a hack workaround to it and I think for this reason Rohan doesn't want it to be implemented until he finishes designing a more elegant UI. Either a new UI for this, or disclosure of the workaround will be forthcoming in the not too distant - I'll pester Rohan about it :)

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    tangramtangram Oslo, NorwayBeta Tester Posts: 27

    Thanks for the quick reply, Ian. I'm sure we will get back to this at some point, I just wanted to get the request up.

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