Dirtywave M8 Tracker - Handheld Synthesizer + Sampler + Sequencer

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KVRist
40 posts since 15 Oct, 2020

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:29 am

Sick. Yeah, this is gonna be really fun

How versed are you with the tracker workflow? I've never actually used one beyond messing with Renoise for a couple hours once. Do you have any recommendations for being able to grok the workflow possibilities, how to think about modulations/modifiers (? not sure the nomenclature), etc?

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tl
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717 posts since 8 May, 2002 from ... , germany

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:50 am

thresholdpeople wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:29 am
Sick. Yeah, this is gonna be really fun

How versed are you with the tracker workflow? I've never actually used one beyond messing with Renoise for a couple hours once. Do you have any recommendations for being able to grok the workflow possibilities, how to think about modulations/modifiers (? not sure the nomenclature), etc?
The tracker workflow is not unfamiliar to me... Fasttracker, OpenMGT and Renoise. To be honest they were never my most used or favored tools. But I see the M8 as great handheld hardware addition to my regular software based workflow.
M8 has a specific approach to the tracker paradigm as it's based on LSDJ - a gameboy tracker. I don't have real experience in working with LSDJ but I see the advantages of its concept in handling and embracing the limitations of the handheld game console.
Modulation or modification of instrument parameters work with LFOs, tables and commands.
To learn and get into the M8 workflow I have prepared a Teensy with the M8 headless firmware. Together with the M8 meetup videos and the preliminary manual I feel confident that it will work out for me.

Regards,
tl.

KVRist
40 posts since 15 Oct, 2020

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:15 am

thanks tl! i think we're in a similar boat then.

'note' progressions and sequencers aren't super interesting to me, so i'm quite curious in the other sequencing parameters, and having spoken with a friend about their nerdseq, i think there are all sorts of clever potentials in what the sequencer can do. i just don't have the context to wrap my mind around it yet. i'll wait and figure it out when it's in my hands, or mess around with renoise in the mean time to get the general paradigm across a bit.

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