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  1. Weird reasoning. I didn't buy it just for the buttons..(?) I bought it to eventually replace nanoloop2 in case my carts/GBAs fail. Oliver says it'll eventually exceed the functionality of nl2 so that's something to look forward to.
  2. To each their own, but I never really gelled with the iOS app. I was talking about the physical interface with gameboy style buttons.
  3. No it doesn't, you put them in from the back. There's a trick to it, but it gets easier once you've done it a few times. He said there'd be an analog channel, then that concept got scrapped and he announced that there will be an analog version in the future. The latest update says this is still happening, with a more compact form factor apparently. He develops the cartridge circuitry himself, and has been for many years. I agree there have been some questionable choices for this device (bare LEDs, open construction, the dome switches), but he's not just a "software guy". If you buy it purely for the sound, you're gonna have a bad time. For me, Nanoloop is about the interface being conducive of a certain way of working that I can't achieve with any other gear, even my Elektrons. Of course, soundwise, it's not doing anything special (even compared to NL2), but it's the crazy things that can be done with it, even in its early state, that make it worthwhile imo. And the analog version may be cool in some ways, but Nanoloop Mono is *very* restricted compared to NL2 / digital version.
  4. I don't think I like the idea of Weekly Beats after all. It's cool to pump out a ton of jams, but I feel like I never really make anything of substance. Nothing I've made has ended up on any releases, at the most I keep them as patterns I can mess with during live gigs. That said though, I think next year I'm gonna aim to have some kind of script that automates the entire process—generating and rendering a short piece of music, uploading it to the server, and writing a generated description. I'll have to talk to trash80 about getting access to the APIs (?) behind the WB's upload page. I'd love to be able to pump out a song a week and not even have to listen to them 😛
  5. Actually that reminds me that one time I posted a video online and my nails just happened to be painted silver. One of the comments was "omg it a girl <3". Then when I clarified that no, I'm not a girl, he replied with "u break my hart" or something stupid like that.
  6. Yep. I will absolutely be more likely to like, comment etc on a track made by a woman (or non-binary person, or other under-represented person), simply because of that. We need more diversity in electronic music and under-represented people need to be encouraged as much as possible. If other women see that women posting their music is getting some positive attention instead of gatekeeping dicks telling them they're not using their gear properly or whatever, that'll allow the diversity to grow, at least somewhat. And that positive vibe cascades down to the younger generations as well, where if younger girls are seeing women making sick electronic music, they're more likely to want to do that themselves.. at least that's my somewhat optimistic view. lol, this is hilarious "I'm a man and I see no barriers to women making good art, just join in!" EARLIER THAT DAY... "This woman joined in and got positive comments, wtf why?!"
  7. This is a good one. I can't say I've done it a lot, but it's kinda like plunderphonics but with your own music.
  8. No, the OT doesn't allow program changes to be parameter locked, for some reason. That's been a big request for years, and something I find confusing, since the Monomachine has it, as well as the Digi boxes..
  9. !! OT UPDATE !! Octatrack OS 1.40 comes crammed with new features such as Parameter Randomization, Tempo Per Pattern, MIDI Trig Modes, Parameter Locking Multiple Trigs simultaneously, Trig Preview, additional performance improvements, and much more yesssss So good. Gonna spend the day with it tomorrow 🙂
  10. Yeah that's not a real thing. The thing they were teasing was the anniversary black OT mk2: https://www.elektron.se/products/octatrack-mkii-anniversary-edition/
  11. Finally received my TR-06 preorder yesterday. Such a fun drum machine, takes the vibe of the 606 and really extends it with some very useful features. I just sat and zoned out with it and the TB-03 for a couple of hours today, so good. Might add the SH-01A tomorrow for some electro vibes 🙂 I think my experience with it (and the other boutiques) has been made even better by people shitting on the Roland Boutique range by calling them "VST in a box".
  12. It turned up the next day lol. The CD preorder direct from Bleep (that I ordered when it was announced) took way longer than the vinyl preorder from JB Hifi..
  13. lol I haven't even received my SIGN CD yet
  14. I keep forgetting about tracks like this, all their one-offs and compilation tracks. I'd buy a b-sides collection release even if it doesn't include any new tracks, just to have everything in one nicely compiled release.
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  16. I think sweepstakes said it better than I could. I actually haven't been using mine much at all since I built it and had an initial burst of inspiration with it. That said though, I'm working on a teensy-based grid clone so once that's done I'll probably be pretty keen to get back into norns development. Speaking of, Lua's really not that hard to get started with at all. The tutorials on the monome site are great; I was up and running with the beginnings of my little nanoloop clone in a couple of hours. Even if you don't think you'll make anything for it, it's still worth checking out the tutorials. From there, it's nice having that base knowledge for any time you might have a "what if I had a thing that could do this?" situation. Plus, getting something right in code, at least for me, provides a unique kind of rush (adaptation, backwardness etc) that I haven't experienced with anything else. As for Orca, I found it wasn't really great compared to the desktop version. It may have changed since I last tried it, late last year/early this year, but it just seemed incomplete. For me it's better on a screen where you can see a lot more.
  17. Yeah was gonna say this. Unless it has sequencing built in (like the Elektrons) I find it to be really hard to keep track of. It's not so bad on a rompler or when using presets, but switching between channels and tweaking the individual sounds on a knob per function synth like the Nord Lead is a bit painful.
  18. Two trains leave different cities heading toward each other at different speeds. When and where do they meet? Train A, traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet? Show all working.
  19. Yeah ecol4 is wicked, light Parhelic Triangle vibes imo. Also X4 is definitely the prog epic of the album, so good!
  20. 7FM ic is a weird one isn't it. Not sure if I get it yet. Can't tell if there's a melody behind all the pew pew.
  21. I feel pressured to get this on vinyl now that I've ordered SIGN on vinyl.. god damnit
  22. yeah I don't understand promotion hype tbh like, we're gonna buy it, just fkn give it to us
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