Can we rotate sequences in a pattern?


#1

Hi there,

can we rotate a pattern ?
I mean, you have this:

X__X_X_____X_X_X_XXX

and you shift the whole into one direction (upward or backward) like:

upward + 1 = __X__X_X_____X_X_X_XXX
upward + 2 = X__X__X_X_____X_X_X_XX

etc

Is it possible ?
If yes, could we rotate only notes (and not CC?) or only CCs ? or ?

thanks in advance


#2

yes, you can rotate a pattern :slight_smile:

http://squarp.net/modestep#ancre11


#3

I looked for but didn’t find it.
I will figure out if this is destructive or not (live manipulation and go back to initial saved stuff can be interesting)
thanks


#4

The Loudest posted the correct link. The manual’s can be a little light on detail though.

This is for OSv2.3, not sure if earlier versions are the same:

  • Turn on track mode with display on
  • Pick a step with a note, press & hold it
  • Press the ‘<’ or ‘>’ pads to move the step

To rotate the entire track just hold shift & use ‘<’ or ‘>’. Move multiple notes by holding the pads for the first & last notes, then press ‘<’ or ‘>’.

Rotating & moving is destructive.


#5

That’s very clear.
So we play pattern,we alter it on stage, we play another pattern, we come back to the first and this latter is altered one?


#6

Yes, that’s correct. What you could do is to have premade patterns with different offsets as a somewhat workaround. Step mode is more for actual editing than for playing live, I guess.


#7

Actually, that would be easy to have the project duplicated. One is the master, the other one is a temporary one duplicated just for the live performance, deleted just after etc.


#8

You wouldn’t duplicate the PROJECT, you would duplicate the TRACK (or maybe better, PATTERN on a TRACK). Then alter that, play it, and then switch back to the original TRACK/PATTERN. To do that for more than one PATTERN/TRACK at once, I would use a SEQUENCE slot. That’s the Pyramid workflow in a nutshell.


#9

thanks for this.
that’s a nice workaround for coming back to initial, if required :slight_smile:


#10

You’re welcome and good luck!


#11

Please, because I never matched this feature and never tried before, and because I can’t try yet at home,
can someone explain me please what mean ROTATE for Pyramid ?

I thank you very much.


#12

@Fabulous you can move all the events of your pattern
(to the right or to the left)
and since your pattern is actually a loop, if you move for example to the left, the beginning of your pattern will end up at the end of the pattern.

shortcut for ROTATE in step mode:
2ND+ left/right arrows


#13

oh my god … I don’t get it… at least fully… so , it is like I pre 2nd+> and what? I am moving through my pattern fsrther or I just switching pattern like this ? :thinking: … its first time I match this option ! really !


#14

check the first post of the thread. X are like … events. _ means no event at this step.


#15

:frowning: Damn now I can’t try for many reasons… but thanks to show up… I would never find that if not in the mailboz.
thanks again


#16

No.
:slight_smile:
the shortcut to move through patterns is a simple press on left or right arrows (hold to move faster for long patterns)

the shortcut to switch pattern is STEP+PAD 1-16 (and with the left/right arrow to switch the pattern bank, 1-16 or 17-32)

the shortcut 2ND+ left/right arrows,
ROTATE
allows to move ALL the events of a pattern (notes or automation points depending on the current mode)

in fact, this function currently has a duplicate (appeared over time with the updates) in the STEP NOTE mode
it’s the same thing when you are in MONO edition and you select all the notes of a pattern (by pressing REC) and move them with the left / right arrows

Note: since we can’t move individual automation points the same way we can move notes (with left/right arrows) unfortunately! :tired_face:
this “duplicate” function doesnt exist in the CC screen
you have to do 2ND+arrows to rotate