It wouldn’t be confusing to me. I’m not talking about implementing it on Play, I was talking about Tracker. Yes it’s a master effect but we already have send, and there have been many many scenarios where I wanted to be able to control delay time as a step effect. If it’s possible, why not give it a try? I feel like more people would use it than you think.
As for confusion, I see it as more of at issue with tracks and the tracker ui, and editing global values per step. Delay sends still only send per track. What happens when two tracks trigger a change in delay time with a different value at the same time? Or a few steps apart?
The Tracker must already have a way to determine precedence between simultaneous-but-conflicting values for the existing global step effects, like T (tempo) and I (swing). Wouldn’t a new global effect like delay time follow the same rules?
I’m just not sure why it can’t be put into a beta and we can then see how it goes. If it doesnt work, so be it, but we can always say we tried. However, I’ll be the first to admit, I’m no programmer so I have no idea how difficult it would be to implement. Hypothetically, if it WAS easy to implement, let’s do it! It’s something I’ve run into a number of times on the Tracker, where I wish it could be done and it would have definitely added something needed to my particular project. Imagine how cool it could be…
momentarily switching the delay time- I do this all the time in Ableton Live and it produces some really cool, wild sounds. I’ll post a video or something.