Definitely a sustain pedal for live control over the sustain of the drone. Nice to be able to manually close it down, or create some variation if needed.
Also consider using midi CC to create this effect.
Enter the note for the drone
Send midi CC to sustain, or release to open up the drone
Send other CC to animate or modify the drone over time
Send CC data to close down the drone and “end” if you will
- Once the release is opened and the drone is playing it may not be desired to continue playing the original notes. This could lead to layers you don’t want.
- Might also be a good idea to create a track with the start settings programmed as CC so that if you get out of control or lost it is possible in a performance to return to the default setting without a program change which could potentially interrupt the drone.
- Using the encoders and the XY pad on the Pyramid can make it really fun to play with CC data over time so in effect your actual note track is quite short, but you may want the CC tracks to be much longer.
- Playing these CC tracks live also means that they don’t really have to be long either.
This sounds like a lot of fun actually, and I’m going to give it a try myself this afternoon.