It would be great to make selected steps to cause playback jumps N steps forward/backward. A simple thing that may add a lot to project organization and sequence randomization.
No problem at all! Just imagine you can select step and tweak two parameters: a track’s number and number of steps (+/-). When the step is triggered, that track’s playback makes a move.
For example, with this feature you could use far less steps and make less page switches. Have you ever had tracks with just one sample every 16 notes, with 64 total steps? Just make a track 4 steps long total, set speed to «stop» and make other steps trigger its playback by +1. With just 16 steps you can achieve 4x longer sequences than with 64. Or place additional triggering steps in some unusual places and make that affected track move with inconsistent speed.
The other way would be to use regular playback speed for that track and trigger jumps to add some randomness and inconsistency. Already spiced up/randomized tracks may change their flavor constantly with this feature.
With jump back option (track N, jump: -4, let’s say) we could use that triggering steps to cause stutter effect.
The ability to bind multiple tracks is surely desirable, as well as chance/randomize options for it. With chance it could affect its own track in useful ways.