Looping on parts of a pattern

Looping on a selectable set of steps in the pattern view would be awesome.

What is the problem?

The preview of selected steps only plays once while you sometimes might want to loop a section when you micro edit a pattern. For example, when finetuning the last 16th steps of 128 steps pattern, you edit some steps so you loose your selection, so you have to select again to get a single play of it.

What do you want to achieve?

Looping on a selection could be really useful when focusing on small sections of a long pattern. Besides, temporarily keeping a selection to loop on and having the possibility to edit the steps in this selection could really improve the workflow!

Are there any workarounds?


Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?


Yes, this is a great feature and a problem that happens a lot to me. It would be awesome to loop a range


@here thanks for contributing. The wish is open for voting! :slight_smile:


Thank you @miropoly for reviewing, editing and opening votes on this wish!

It would be nice to have an option to loop a pattern from any point, e.g. from step 16 to 32.
In my opinion this woould even help in playing the Tracker live.

I could not find any workarounds - would love to see that implemented.

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Possible workaround (but slowing the workflow)

Copy the section and paste to an empty pattern with the proper amount of steps.
Edit wile looping
Copy and paste black at the right place in the original pattern.

Not ideal, but that’s how I proceed for now.


im all for this feature. Is a like or reply a vote?

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just found the vote button !

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I have a couple of ideas I’d like to propose - how do I create a topic?
Many thanks

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Many thanks.