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W26: Siesta Station

By boorch on June 26, 2024 12:47 pm

I recently acquired a Sonicware Lori-12 XT. It's a... unique device. I love how lofi it sounds, but once again it made me realize how good Elektron devices and Deluge are in terms of workflow and UX. Frankly, I thought I'd make some nice crunchy lo-fi house with this device but because of some very basic features missing (like being able to parameter lock "note length") or demanding "Mortal Kombat fatality level" button combos and sequences, I had very low motivation to wrestle with this device. Luckily the developers are very proactive regarding user feedback so hopefully most of the issues I've had will be addressed.

Anyways, just like I did with SP404MKII (which is another device I own but not very fond of its capabilities limited by software) I decided to play into its main strengths, which is track polyphony and rather simple, but playful "randomization" features. Basically you have control over trig change (called DICE here, but for some reason doesn't go beyond 25%) and sequence playback randomization (not direction, but which step it should jump to), which would help you create semi-generative stuff.

So the final verdict is: I think I like this device. Perhaps this would be my main "pocketable" ambient machine.

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