Patterns mode could be more fit for performance if it would have its own selection of tracks and its own variations, separate from the Sequencer mode. By having the possibility to select tracks independently in Patterns mode, the performer will gain the ability to quickly tweak some parameters for a set of tracks, with no need to deselect anything and reselect again. By having separate set of activated variations in the patterns mode, it would be easier to organize patterns and variations on different rows so they wouldn’t overlap, a not unusual problem currently. Also, user will access the quickest way to activate/deactivate variations view for a set of tracks quickly and avoid making the sequencer view overly busy.
It would be just awesome to make patterns view remember selected tracks and activated variations separating them from selections/variations in the sequencer view.
Player could just press (or hold) “pattern”, select frequently tweaked tracks and adjust their parameters from there – no need to activate and deactivate them all over again, manually. On leaving the pattern view, regular view could have absolutely different set of selected variations or selected tracks (to tweak other tracks, too, fast and easy).
Patterns view would offer the same for variations, an own selection different than in the Sequencer. This way variations will never overlap with patterns unless player want them to and utilize the underused grid in that view.
Having in mind that you can leave the patterns’ view on release of the button, it would provide fast access for your progressions without all those manual activations and deactivations via the grid. On top of that, the mechanical button provides way more reliable access to what player uses the most rather than pads.
- Ability to switch between MIDI sequencer and audio sequencer's perform mode straight away, without switching views
- Patterns view should be over variations view