I would love to see this as well (this was the first feature request I did when I just got the Hapax). It makes more sense to me to set the root note of the scale in the Project scale settings and use the upper left parameter to show and adjust the note that is at the bottom row (not root of the scale), to allow for scrolling up and down by notes within the scale.
Also, I hope you will enable the top row, even for 7-note scales. Just use it for 1 octave above the bottom row.
I really hope Squarp adds this. I’m finding the whole octave jump to be really disorienting when project scale is enabled. When its chromatic, it’s so nice to be able to scroll it note by note with the encoder.
I think the way it works now in project scale mode really inhibits my ability to work quickly and effectively while adding steps to the grid. I was just making a syncopated bassline with the root scale degree (E) and i wanted to add a few D’s so I have to scroll down a screen and now I can no longer see the E’s, which is disorienting when you’re trying to play with the rhythmic relationship between the E’s and the D’s.
The continuity that of single step scrolling in Chromatic mode is EVERYTHING!
Yes, it is quite weird. But I think it is quite a dilemma for a machine like Hapax. It would quickly go sideways if it tried to always name notes correctly in accordance to music theory. As I see it, they just went with the “most used” sharps and flats. It is ugly and wrong to have Bb to be the major third of a F# major chord, but I fear it would be too messy, if we had to deal with both A# and Bb, C# and Db and so on. Messy in the sense that Hapax would have to make some extremely well-educated guesses to name all notes as we would expect. In particular since music can be absolutely ambiguous regarding tonality, so no matter how hard Hapax tried, it would not be right all of the time, and it would definitely confuse people to have, say, a bass note that is a double flat E (and not a D), if it took “being correct” to the extreme.
For me it is more harsh that a chord consisting of C, Eb, G and Ab is called Cm6 (as Hapax does). Yes, the Ab is the minor sixth, but in real-life chord notation, 1000 out of 1000 musicians will play you C, Eb, G and A if you ask them for a Cm6.