Wednesday, May 03, 2017

First look: Ladik M 218


Published on May 3, 2017 UncertainMusicCorps

"Fresh out of the box for its first test. 8 hp of goodness to for getting the Nord Drum to behave itself with modular triggers.

The level of incoming triggers/gates are interpreted as velocity when converted to midi. There are 3 selectable scaling curves for this process. You can also increase the sensitivity of the trigger inputs via a jumper on the back. Button on the front panel to mute all channels is a nice performance feature.

Out of the box it has presets for the Nord Drum default midi setup and another for GM style drum synths. These are fully editable. Last setting is remembered on power up.

Little demo uses the original Pamela's Workout to deliver fixed level triggers. These are then passed through a VCA modulated with clocked random voltages to vary their levels to get timbral variations from the ND. The ND comes into the modular via the 4MS dual delay. Modular output is recorded dry.

(The new Pams Workout would probably work even better and need less patching)"

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