It sure would be nice if the user could hold shift while turning the knob for track length, and it would double/quadruple (clockwise) or half/quarter (counterclockwise) the track length. When playing live it can be very frustrating to do this by stepping through all the other values which inevitably leads to tracks being off-sync.
Currently when the user wants double or half the length of a track, they have to step through all the Track Length values which has a high risk of going out of sync with other tracks
It would be nice if there was an option to restrict the manipulation of the Track Length to equal divisions/multiplications of the current length.
One suggestion would be that if the user holds down the Shift button while changing the Track Length value, it would cause the track to double or 1/2 it’s size.
Example; Track is currently 8 steps. The user hold Shift and turns the knob to the right which would result in a track length of 16 steps. Likewise a turning to the left would result in a track length of 4.
You can press Shift and extend the Step Pages to 16, 32, 48 or 64 steps - but this is only for lengthening. Shortening tracks from 16 to 8 or 4 (or more likely from 64 or 32 to 16) is not supported unless I am mistaken.
The closest thing is the Frap Tool’s USTA. This is an eurorack sequencer that allows the user to independently set a step length for each stage of the sequence based on a clock input. It has a function that if the user holds down a modifier key, and increase the length of a stage, it will remove a step from the next stage in order to keep the track at a consistent length. Equally if the modifier is held and a step is removed from a stage, it will add a step to the next available stage.
It’s not a perfect example to the user request, but it does show a functionality in a sequencer to keep a track consistent in it’s relative length.