NDLR Rhythm Editor (Sneak Preview)

Conductive Labs shared this sneak preview of the Rhythm Editor of their upcoming NDLR Polyphonic Sequenced Arpeggiator.

The NDLR is designed to let you control up to 8 synths at once. It’s currently in development as an IndieGoGo project. See the project site for more info.

 

 

7 thoughts on “NDLR Rhythm Editor (Sneak Preview)

  1. I honestly don’t get why anyone would use hardware to sequence like this. The effort required to produce even the most rudimentary music is akin to digging your way out of Château d’If with a wooden spoon.

    1. I agree, if you are trying to author a “song”, it’s going to be challenging. We made it for jamming and noodling. Its great for inspiring melody ideas. But it’s really not a sequencer, its a four part, sequenced arpeggiator. Like most arpeggiators, you can pick amongst the variations of up, down, up and down, random, etc. While you can also edit these patterns, you don’t have to. You also don’t need a keyboard to play it, just press the chord buttons to get all of the parts to change with the current chord notes, or change key and mode with a twist of a knob. We made it for a simple out of the box experience. Well, simple once you figure out what the MIDI ports on your synths were set to! Once you get below the surface though, it goes quite deep.

      1. Thanks for the explanation of your design philosophy. I can see how this would be fun and useful in the right contexts. I sometimes make the mistake of judging products solely on my assessment of their utility in a production environment (deliverables, deadlines…). I’m sure it’s no small feat to design hardware with that feature set. My apologies to enthusiasts.

  2. Cliche, I know, but I would love to have this as an iPad app. In hardware, this seems like something the Eurorack crowd would love if it spoke their language.

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