Live Performance with New LXR Firmware and Waldorf Rocket

A short weekend knob-twiddling session putting aside the Octatrack and doing all of the sequencing just from the LXR drum machine.

I’ve just gotten a Waldorf Rocket for some instant-gratification analog filtering. This is mostly used to filter-envelope DRUM 1 from the LXR to make the bass, but some of the Waldorf oscillator gets mixed in there too. It’s a great way to add some interest to the oscillator structure of the Rocket.

I tried to do a pad-type sound with DRUM 2, that changes with the LXR’s ‘Morph’ control. This and some of the stab sounds – made by abusing the FM on the cymbal track – are also controlled with the ‘Macro’ controls I’ve just programmed in.

The Snare and Cymbal tracks also use ‘kit locks’ – where these parts can be changed to a sound from another drum kit with sequencer automation.

I also use a ‘transpose function’ I’ve programmed in to change the character of the hihats, and the notes played by the bass.

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If you have an LXR, you can flash it with my firmware and kits, to load the track, select performance 19 (‘Xotrop’).

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