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Old 08-31-2019, 03:17 PM
titus titus is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2019
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Couple ideas, things that would be neat, and less of a "request":

Arpeggios have been called out as a feature. An arpeggio could also be thought of as a ratchet+transpose. For example "//+4", "///M", or "///M7" could be how an arpeggio is described, using the step's pitch as the root of the arpeggio. The neat thing about this is they could also possibly be chance operations, which could be fun.

Transpose Mask
Allows steps to be removed from having incoming MIDI transpose them.

How it might work: Press pitch 3 times to reveal the transpose mask screen. All steps default transpose to "on". Each step's transpose behavior can be adjusted with encoders 1-8, or all adjusted withe encoder 9. Initially, the only transpose behaviors might be "off" and "on". Turning transpose to "off" means that the original step's pitch will be played, even if transpose is enabled on the Rec screen.

Being able to disable transpose on certain steps would be powerful enough to use creatively, but additional modes could be added over time too.

Ideas for additional transpose mask modes: "nearest octave" (same pitch but incoming MIDI only moves the octave up and down), "within chord" (using the step's pitch as the chord root, users could select "M" or "m" or whatever, and transpose would only snap to notes in that chord).

Ambiguity/Impact: How would transpose mask relate to transpose set by the sub-sequencer? Seems like it should probably still apply. The latest firmware makes transpose via sub-sequencer more of an offset which plays in to thise.

Likewise how does transpose mask relate to the chance-based transpose operations? Does disabling transpose on a step also disable the chance operations? I don't know if I'd expect it to do that, but for consistency it probably should.
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