A step triggering another track to jump N steps forward/backward

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.

What is the problem?

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.

What do you want to achieve?

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.

Are there any workarounds?


Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?

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I have removed a sentence that contains a wish inside a wish, because we have got feedback from the Polyend team that this complicates their review. Here it is:

Another possibility here, when we tweak numbers of steps, would be to reset a track and make it start from the beginning. It’s not the core of this wish, just an idea to solve two problems at once.

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whatever works for you, guys!

@here Thanks for your wish. It’s now ready for voting :slight_smile:

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