I’m thinking about buying an Organelle S and a MIDI footcontroller, and writing a PD patch to create a guitar looper that works exactly the way I want it to (serial/parallel playback, multiple tracks, loop decay, undo/redo, etc etc). My guitar preamp has a line out so that should be what I need for audio input.
I think this should work just fine, but before I pull the trigger are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?
Can I write arbitrary text (or draw graphics?) from PD to the little OLED screen on the Organelle, to display looping status? It looks like I definitely can, but is there anywhere I can go online to look at the documentation for how that works from PD?
For the actual PD patch, I’m sure with enough time I can create something that will do what I want, since I’ve got a fair amount of experience with Max/MSP.
No pitfalls. Everything you’re wanting is definitely possible. There is a little bit of a difference between Max and Pure Data but you’ll be fine If you’re looking to familiarize yourself more with Pure Data I recommend checking out this document
As for more specific Organelle implementations, I learned the most from opening up patches and poking around. I recommend checking out Locked Loops or my modification Verbed Loops as a starter for guitar looping. You can check out my Loopy or 4track modules for Orac for some good loopers that I made specifically for looping my guitar in the Orac environment