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modey last won the day on October 16 2020

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  1. I'm not really into any of the trackers. I tend to prefer using buttons rather than a touch interface for that kind of software. However, if you're into granular synthesis, both Fluss and Borderlands are great apps and use the interface well.
  2. just came here to find an old topic I made probably 10 years ago lol it still blows my mind that there are posts and content I made 20 years ago on xlt that still exist on the internet
  3. Ah, I tweaked some settings and it seems fine now. I/O vector size was on 2048; it performs much better at 32.
  4. Funny how the discussion here over the past few days has gravitated towards hardware sequencers, coincidentally just as I've been starting to obsess over them again and read/watch some reviews (or, tax return money has started to burn a hole in my pocket ?). I've found myself in posession of several synths that don't have sequencers built in, and I'm now looking for interesting ways to sequence them. Of course, I could just sequence everything from the Octatrack, but that's a very specific and deliberate sequencing style that I seem to be less interested in recently. It's the same reason why I very nearly bought a Syntakt but decided against it because the sequencer, despite having all of the Elektron tricks, is still a bit rigid. I've looked at the Torso T-1, which looks pretty ideal, but is a bit on the expensive side, and is maybe a bit of a one trick pony; I know there would be something that'd annoy me about it. Other similar format sequencers like the Korg SQ-64 look cool with some interesting features, but ultimately seem like they'd be a bit fiddly. I ended up buying a decent price used Monome Grid, with plans to use it with Max/MSP and/or Norns to make some sequencers myself. I'll probably keep riffing on the Nanoloop clone that I started for Norns (perhaps with some generative features), and port across the browser based sequencers I've been developing over the past few years. I saw that there is also a Processing library for Grid, so that makes it even more interesting in terms of porting my existing sequencers across. Some drawbacks to this idea: Max/MSP seems a little unstable in terms of timing on my M1 Mac Mini, perhaps there are some settings I need to tweak. And my Norns shield is a little clunky, I need to replace an encoder and possibly build a new enclosure for it as the 3D printed buttons scratch against the (also 3D printed) enclosure when I press them. I also pulled out my old BCR2000 with Zaquencer and made a new laser cut overlay for it, to replace the crude printed-and-taped version I had on it before. I remember having fun with that sequencing my Nord Lead, so I'm keen to have a play with it again.
  5. Volca Keys is the one I miss the most. I sold it when I got the Monomachine, which can arguably make similar sounds, but there's something really fuzzy and weird about the Keys that makes it unique. Ha, what did he do? Nah.
  6. out now ? https://0f-digital.bandcamp.com/album/isometry
  7. I don't mind the AFX/Autechre comparisons, because I still rip off Autechre pretty regularly. The worst one for me is when I include even the slightest hint of a slow minor chord arpeggio and people say "sounds like stranger things!!".
  8. Complaining about small synths has been done to death.
  9. Oh yeah they're not huge analog keyboards with stupid woodgrain sides so they must be worthless, right
  10. Sometimes. I've used it with my Nord Modular, mostly for reverb/delay which the Nord doesn't have. But I also use it almost like a Kaoss Pad, using track recorders and flex machines to glitch things up.
  11. My GAS thoughts lately, now that I have a stable income again: - What if I sold my Monomachine and bought a Syntrx? - I want a Monome Grid but maybe should settle on a Launchpad Mini Mk3 for messing around with custom sequencers in Max/Norns - I saw a $700AUD TR-09 on ebay which would be a bit redundant because I have the TR-06, but omg the toms and cuteness - It'd be fun to have a Kaoss Pad again - It'd also be fun to have a Lyra-8 again.. this time the white version, the black one was a mistake - Maybe I should get one of the next production run of M8s instead of any of the above, so I can keep my beta version at home / make 2x M8 tracks Money is a curse. yeah this. I'm avoiding even watching videos because I know I'll want one.
  12. welcome to vintage style drum machines lol I actually think it sounds great though. I got some ridiculously excellent footwork jams going at my friend's place a few months back.
  13. Awesome! Keen to dig into this. I've been trying similar things because I'm sick of visuals reacting to audio. I want audio to react to visuals!
  14. It means transpose all notes in column up by one semitone. I see you've fixed the issue, but it seems a bit of a long way to do it for just one note, when you could just re-enter the note at the octave you want?
  15. Champion, thanks! I also sadly lost the tons of recordings I made. I really should have put them on bandcamp or something..
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