Arpangel wrote: The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:I’ll be using it for arpeggiating and basic sequencing.
That being the case I'd offer up the Synthstrom Deluge for your consideration. I've found it to be excellent for getting basic sequences going. It's very visual. It can do far, far more, of course, but I've not much interest in that direction.
It has USB, MIDI and CV/gate outputs, so it will fit into pretty much any system.
Ouch, that’s expensive, and complicated looking :crazy:
Yep, it ain't cheap, that's for sure.
I do agree that it looks very complex, and the oodles of special key-presses required to make full use of it's deeper features (synth, sampler, audio recorder, looper...) is not a task for which I've any appetite, but the basic functions are pretty simple. For me that's enough.
What it's trying to do is be the heart of your system. In this respect it is very powerful and very clever, but I don't use it like that. Being able to quickly rattle off note and control sequences is exemplary, though - much simpler than most rack sequencers I've seen.
It has proved invaluable for some Teutonic 70s/80s material I've been called on to recreate.