Hello! someone @ me… it’s Olivier btw, not Oliver, but you can call me o0.
I have yet to justify having tracks that use more than 16 sequences, but that’s because I really use sequences as cue points into the track rather than only control what happens to a track by switching sequences.
The core of my technique is that I perform the song live, by switching sequences, changing mute states and patterns sometimes modifying patterns on the fly to keep things interesting. So I never use song mode. This allows me to do the following:
The main motivation to use a new sequence is to change the active patterns of tracks, or to drastically change the mute states of multiple track at once.
I often create a sparse version ( most track for that section muted ) and a full version as a sequence, knowing that I’ll be able to control the build-up and takedown in a more fine-grained manner by entering the track mode ( with record off ) and manually add or remove tracks. This way I have 2 sequences by section, instead of 4 or 10 or whatever.
Also I modify tracks by manually bringing an instrument’s volume up or down while the sequence is playing, for a similar, but more gradual effect.
I also always set the sequence switch mode to be close to or a multiple of the number of bars of my main chord progression. This means I can cue up the next sequence, and got back to track mode and keep modifying mutes, of manipulate the sound at the synth level, or using the Pyramid’s encoders.
This means I get a lot more mileage out of fewer sequences. Also it means that it’s easier to remember what each sequence represents. Most of the time I only use the first page of sequences.
Top row is sparse versions, with different sections left to right ( so 1-8 )
Bottom row is the full version of the same sections, also left to right.
My YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/OlivierOzoux
I think the entire track is encoded in only 8 sequences. but each instruments/track has between 2 and 4 patterns each, and I probably end up using around 30 tracks ( one page of drums/percussions, one page of synths )