Enable pattern by default?

Is there any way to just enable patterns by default when you load in a new track? It feels a bit tedious and unnecessary to have to enable patterns for every track when I do want them on every track, every time. :slight_smile:

you can save it as your default track settings, using save track info (note: its per track)

with the pyramid i think its expected that what you do is:
setup the pyramid tracks settings (and general settings) as you like for your normal setup for every track (e.g. midi channel, source, midi in modes, pattern enable, if to use mappings) ,
then use save-> save track info,
save-> save settings

these are used for the default NEW project.

if you want to have a different set of defaults, just save a few projects as ‘templates’,
then when you need these, load that template project, an immediately do ‘save as…’ so you dont later accidentally overwrite your ‘template’

(unfortunately not ‘protect option’ to stop this… but not too bad if you do it accidentally, as there is a backup on the sdcard you can grab )

this is at least how I use the pyramid… its great, its ready to go when its powered on (with defaults), but easy to switch to slight variations.

(in fairness, its pretty much the same way I use daws too :wink: )

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Ah, yes, of course! Can’t believe I didn’t think of that, haha. Been doing that in Ableton Live for 10 years, haha. Awesome. Thanks a lot (again) for the info! This will make working with this thing even faster. Have only effectively been using the machine for a couple of hours, but have already made more music on it than a few months with Push 2 (which was a nightmare to use with hardware). Thanks again, it’s ace having you around on these forums! :slight_smile:

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"with the pyramid i think its expected that what you do is:
setup the pyramid tracks settings (and general settings) as you like for your normal setup for every track (e.g. midi channel, source, midi in modes, pattern enable, if to use mappings) ,
then use save-> save track info,
save-> save settings

these are used for the default NEW project."

Ok this just made my day- thanks for posting! I’m working on setting up a template right now and knowing that little bit of info is just clutch. You have my gratitude.
Also, hi @Daisuk long time no see!
Great community here, very helpful.:+1::eyeglasses:

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great, after all these years I still wasn’t aware you could save track info like that :slight_smile:

thanks for the tip!
My setup is way to flexible to set any other defaults, but patterns default on is a great timesaver that is useful on all tracks…

I know patterns were added “later” in the pyramid, but I don’t understand why they chose to make it a toggle and not have it always enabled… Seems there’s no downsides? Or is that so that you can keep some tracks “static” with MISC->AUTO PATTERN enabled?

where do i find this, it’s not under Save. There’s just Save, Save as, New, Load. Using latest OS.

Thanks

Do the settings survive firmware updates? I feel like I’ve gone through this process, done firmware updates, and then I lose all the careful work I put into setting up my defaults.

Anyways, I can’t quite remember - but I think a firmware update cost me those defaults at some point so I ended up making a template project that’s less work for me to maintain.

[2nd]+[FX] → [Save]

Right here in the manual: