I’m reviving this thread, because I have just acquired a Little Deformer 3 and it’s blowing my mind Haha! What a wonderful and crazy beast!
As it was already stated here, the Little Deformers are complex, which is why I never dared to get an LD2. However the LD3 has a really well done interface now, without many button combinations and with a rather flat menu structure for its massive feature set. After reading through sections of the manual while waiting for it to arrive and then playing with it for two hours on the couch, I already felt quite at home.
Here’s a first jam session video:
… and a video blog, in which I talk about what this thing can do, what the hardware options are and how the interface works (skip to 9:30 for a UI overview, or to 13:40 when I make a quick simple beat)
The touch screen works really well, but because of the pots and the easily accessible “menu quick jump” buttons, one doesn’t have to rely on it constantly and just whenever it feels natural. The only time you really need to press two buttons at once is when selecting or muting parts and you can make this a toggle too now, so the part selection or part mute function stays active.
I hope more people will check the Little Deformer out now. The price is certainly not low, but the capabilities are incredibly extensive and the build quality is top notch.