The latest loopop video takes a look at the Conductive Labs NLDR, a multi-part polyphonic arpeggiator.
The NDLR was introduced at Knobcon 2017. There, we talked with Conductive Labs’ Darryl McGee, who gave us an intro to the NDLR:
NLDR (pronounced “Noodler”) from Conductive Labs is quite a sequencer, if it can be called that at all.
If I had to summarize what makes it different, whereas with a typical sequencer, you enter notes to express your ideas – with NDLR you provide the musical ideas, and it takes care of the notes for you.
By “musical ideas” I mean a key, a scale, a live or programmed chord sequences, and “motifs” – which are a combination of note interval patterns and the rhythm with which they’re played.
Of course, the biggest question is – what are the trade-offs? What are you giving up by handing over partial control of your music to NDLR?
0:00 What is NDLR?
2:15 Interface overview
6:00 Controlling Drones
7:20 Pad parameters
9:45 Motif parts
11:20 Pattern options
12:35 Editing Rhythms
15:30 Using LFOs
16:20 Mod matrix
18:40 Hardware overview
19:30 Pros and cons
Details on the NDLR are available at the Conductive Labs site.