Conductive Labs NDLR Modulation Matrix Hands-On Demo

Conductive Labs shared a couple of new videos, demoing some new features of their NDLR MIDI arpeggiator.

The NDLR is a hardware arpeggiator that’s designed to control up to 8 devices at once.

The first video, above, demos the NDLR Modulation Matrix. In the video, the NDLR is modulating several of its own parameters. The instruments used include: Oberheim Matrix 6R, E Mu Orbit, Korg Volca Bass and Volca FM (on the same channel) and Korg MS-2000R. Everything is being controlled by the NDLR.

The second video, below, walks through setting up modulation for one arpeggio:

Conductive labs says that nearly all parameters of the NDLR can be modulated – not just the knobs, but functions in the device’s menus.

Modulation sources include:

  • Sine, Ramp (up or down), Square, PW, Saw, Sample & Hold, pitch bend, velocity, after-touch or a user defined Pattern created in the on-board pattern editor.
  • The first two modulation slots have a variable Probability setting.
  • Much like a synth’s LFOs, each source has adjustable Rate, Amount, and Offset. Rates can be synced or free running.
  • For internally modulated destinations (inside The NDLR), the source is scaled to the parameter being modulated. This keeps things in control and predictable. For external destinations, the wave will be the full range of MIDI, 0~127. The wave will clip when Amount and Offset cause it to peak.

Pricing and Availability

The NDLR was initially funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign, and is expected to deliver in March 2018. It’s currently available to pre-order via Indiegogo for US $219, with April 2018 anticipated delivery.

4 thoughts on “Conductive Labs NDLR Modulation Matrix Hands-On Demo

  1. This looks interesting. I’d like to see somebody do Tangerine Dream style sequencing with it, seems like it could be perfect for that.

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