Finally had a chance to deep dive into the step sequencer today! Lots of fun!
Some random thoughts again:
Reset and Restart Terminology
“Reset” is traditionally the terminology to reset a sequencer to step 1, so it was a little confusing at first. What if Reset as it is now is renamed “Defaul (or Clear)” and “Restart” is renamed “Reset”? Default would ideally clear all the step data as well, as i don’t imagine many scenarios requiring just a tempo reset to 120BPM. I know I could just delete the tile, but there’s many scenarios where you may want to dial in a different sequence after defining your G1/G2 triggers.
Step Audition Idea
There’s two empty button buttons slots when moving per 4 steps. What if there was a function called “Audition” in one of those spots that when pressed would allow you to immediately audition what the step value is you’re dialing in?
So my thought is, you press the ‘hold’ button, it lights up, any clock internal/external clock driving the sequencer is disconnected, and the moment you turn encoders 1 to 4, it would immediately output (and hold that value) from the MPE output. So, if i.e. CV output is connected to an oscillator you could hear the change of pitch immediately. Anytime you move any of the encoders for the selected steps, G1/2 would also fire high (in case you were triggering VCAs). You could then jump pages and quickly dial in values. When done, you could press ‘hold’ again to turn it off and you’re back to normal.
P external control wish
This would be a fun one for external CV control! Any chance of getting this in the input modulation list?
StLs Range Ceiling value based on one of the halves (less math)
If the user could dial in the maximum voltage ceiling of the sequencer that could solve some requests I’ve seen throughout the forum… it would also be easier if when dealing in a range of i.e.: 10, that would imply +/- 10 instead of having to dial in 20 currently. Makes more sense for a situation like below:
If I was using this for i.e.: pitch, I could set the max range to i.e.: 3volts, set my StLs to 36 (for 3 octaves of a 12TET scale), and that would give me a range of -36 to +36. As I’d be using it for pitch in this scenario, I’d ignore the negative range and just dial in some chromatic stuff in the positive range
Pattern Range Highlight if < 64 steps
In the Same idea as that light green highlight per 4 steps, but with a different colour? That or hide any unused steps until StLength is increased?
step CV hold mode, with step 0 val ignore
What if you could engage a mode called “CV Hold”, so if the following step is 0, the previous step would hold it’s CV value on the output until another step arrives with something other than 0. If the user wanted to use the value zero as part of the sequence, there could be a toggle in the +/- EN of that step to disable CV hold for that 0 value.
G1 and G2 Buttons reflect on/off on the steps
Would be nice if the large buttons were also highlighted if engaged in a step