Just started to play around with the effects section of the Pyramid. Seems to be a great way to get some variety to the tracks, but I must be missing something basic. I have a track which I want to play with and without the randomize octave effect. I don’t want effect automation on the track, as it is quite short and I want to play it several times with an without the effect. I was looking for a way to control the effects in sequences, and found Assign automation, which seems to be what I want:
“You can record automation on a track filled with notes, or on a blank track. This allows one to create tracks filled only with automation, and thus mute/unmute, and sequence CC messages and effect parameter automation.”
So I assign an encoder to Randomizer enable on track 5A. I interpreted the above as that I can record automation on another track, and then mute and unmute this track in sequences. The automation gets recorded on track 5A regardless of the current track though. There is a cryptic passage in the manual:
“You can record the effect parameter automation on the current track only if the effect belongs to the current track.”
But if it works like this, then the assign automation is no different from the track effect automation, i.e. it will be recorded on the same track as the notes being played, and the effect control is not available to the mute states in sequences. It also does not fit together with the first paragraph I quoted. As this is a basic use case I must be missing something, so I’d be grateful if someone could tell me how to achieve this.
(I have tried to make sure the effect is enabled on the track where I try to record the automation, but I’m guessing it’s here I go wrong. )