On UI enhancements. I’d like to see improvements to the step lock automation. Please.
Main irritation for me is that you can’t see steps that have notes on in the automation view. I’d like it if you could toggle to show these on lit pads or not with a combo button push or long press or whatever. Maybe steps with notes could flicker like muted tracks whilst the toggle view is enabled?
Better, would be if there was a way to get an optionable view of the piano roll in, for example the top half of the display on the step automation screen. That way you’d know for sure that the step automation you were placing corresponded to a step with a note.
OK, it’s not too hard to remember “place automation on say, step 1, 6 and 9” when you are jumping between pages, and it’s only one encoder twist to switch back and forth between them. But, because you are assigning a continuous control change to the step, the CC affects all the others after it (to be expected) so if your cut off is generally say, 60, but you want to place a CC for 70 on step just for a little bit of variation or accent, you gotta put another automation on the next step to send it back to 60. This means your step lock view can quickly fill up with steps making it even harder to figure out which ones correspond to notes and which ones are values to ‘reset’ the CC. It’s even trickier when you have a longer phrase and the steps are in different places on each page of your track.
It would be great if you could define a snap-back value in the automation screen when you want to use it specifically for step locking. A bit like how you set the central value in the LFO/CC effect. With this enabled, your step lock would not have to be reset/returned to default manually on an adjacent step and step locking would perform in the way that you might be used to on, for example an Elektron device where step locks (aka parameter locks) are very elegantly deployed: Hold down you step, dial in your value - boom, done.
Feels like Pyramid isn’t far off delivering this ease of use. Would be nice to have it.
Some people are never happy, eh?