Where can I find information on the polyend tracker performance mode “pattern play mode” Custom C1 to C20? There’s no information in the appendix . Thank you
Hey, I bought the
Synthdawg ‘Tracker Notebook’ when it came out (it doesn’t appear to be available on their site any more, don’t know why) and it has a section on it:
Tracker can remix tracks on the fly. There are two techniques worth noting when applying track mixing. Firstly the ‘Pattern Play Mode’ effect has 20 algorithms C1-C20 that allow pattern mixing based on predefined shuffling of existing patterns. This is called ‘Custom Play Mode’.
▌ USING A CUSTOM PATTERN PLAY EFFECT
Press [Perform] to select the Performance Mode page.
Press [Rec] to select record mode. Values and bounding box are red.
Navigate between effect slots, Press [Left] or [Right].
To load the effect for the selected slot, Press [Up] or [Down]. Select the ‘Pattern Play Mode’ effect.
Hold [PAD] + Turn (Jog) to change the value of the specific effect row. Fwd-Forward, Rev- Reverse and Rnd - Random options as well as ‘C’ options. Set the following example as a starting point. Any C1-C20
value can be selected:-
• Pad row 2 is the 2nd row of effect values Set to C18.
• Pad row 3, is 3rd row of effect parameters. Set to C19.
• Pad row 4, is the 4th row of effect parameters. Set to C20. It is possible to set up, other ‘Pattern Play Mode’ effects into other slots to cover more of the other C1-C17 custom presets.
Press [Rec] to turn record mode off.
Trigger the pads to activate the alternate mixes based on the predefined ‘C’ Setting triggered. Also it is possible to use slot 1 as a dynamic and temporary change by holding [PAD] Row 1 and Turning (Jog). This will clear when released.
(I don’t know if it’s OK to just copy-paste this here, I figured since the Notebook can’t be purchased on the site any more it should be fine but if not please let me know, or a mod can remove it!)
So they effect the second and third row etc of the performance mode??? V confusing
Thank you for this
this was the section in Tracker Mini Manual (it’s worded exactly as
@hfos pasted it above) that I couldn’t understand. The so called 20 custom algorithms C1-C20 “that allow pattern mixing based on predefined shuffling of existing patterns” are not explained anywhere in the manual.
could someone from Polyend point us to place where these custom predefined algorithms are explained?
otherwise, the manual is very well written.
i just managed to test these algorithms by assigning them and turning them on in performance mode and it seems like they are different ways how the tracker jumps around the pattern using different algos… yeah. it’s some kind of rhythmic stutter effect, a second level step repeater or glitch effect.
Is it like the play modes on Play?