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save my nerdseq career
Caveat: I'm having a shit day and maybe I'm misreading your text.

& Of course you're free to compare apples and oranges or make such calls on why something didn't work for you, but it seems like that's something you write down in a personal notepad somewhere and not post on a public forum. I'm sure you didn't mean it but it does sound a bit rude to come here and write down all the reasons you didn't like something and then have to re-phrase it as a question, esp. when you've already made up your mind as you had sold it right after the post. Bits like "There used to be none on reverb" have similar vibes, it's an odd thing to say and I can't think of anything positive that might imply. Undecided

I mean, even if taken as feedback, I don't think anyone here can do much about ergonomics being bad because you put it in a position that forced you to sit uncomfortably.
(02-16-2021, 07:05 AM)Gminorcoles Wrote:
(02-14-2021, 07:29 PM)Demure Wrote: I think the closest comparison I could make is that the NerdSeq is like having a gameboy with LSDJ in your rack (If not multiple).

But hey, in the category of things that sequence things (Which seems one of the few points on which you could compare it to a DAW) it's all about what works for you. That's why I'm always happy to see new ways of sequencing compared to another oscillator.

For me the NerdSeq is one of the workflows that works the best for me. I feel like I can quickly key in things and importantly I just have a good time working with it. Triggering patterns is no issue for me from the front panel, but beta launchpad features / game pad input are nice alternative options and I enjoy switching it up.

You say you still 'love the idea of the NerdSeq', but I think you're missing that what idea you had of the NerdSeq when you bought it, just isn't what it is or ever was. It sounds like you had no previous experiences with trackers, considering you don't enjoy keying in sequences and seem to think triggering patterns externally is the 'core use' of the NerdSeq. That' ok! You had an idea of what you were getting into, and it just wasn't it at all or didn't have the energy to give it a longer try. It happens. Just sell it, try something else or something you already liked. Smile

I made a lot of good sequences with it. But since the summer I started gradually using it less, and once I realized that I had this reckoning. I stand by what I wrote, I love the nerdseq as a thing, and as a piece of design skill, and I love the idea of what it can do. 

I am always looking for sequencers because I also don’t love sitting down at the computer always to make music. But I cobble together what I need from different places. I still use the daw, right now mostly as a weird clock to drive the hardware sequencers once I figured out that I could do that with the Nerdseq and the midi breakout. 

My previous experience with trackers is Renoise. It’s not a fair comparison for reasons thst Thomas alluded too. Screen real estate, and pattern length, not a limitation in that computing environment. 

My own limitations caused me to bail on nerdseq for now, but while limits have to be respected, and the context and ethos of modular informs some of these limits, I don’t think it is bad to identity which limitations Of the nerdseq were the ones which I identified as most salient. I also think that it is absolutely acceptable and even important to compare apples and oranges, the comparison does not harm either fruit, and by discriminating we hopefully can improve our judgement. 

It is likely  that I will buy another nerdseq when I am better adapted to its workflow. I have revisited other gear and it has worked out much better After I learned more as a musician.

perhaps Nerseq is just too good for Eurorack

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