Patterns (P) are very helpful if u know how to use them.
Tips for using track patterns
-To quickly change a P; be on the track u want, hold Step & 1 of the 16 white pads (press < or > to go from P bank A/B).
-Shortcut to P display window; Press Step & Track.
-Use them as a way to brain-storm by quickly organizing lots variations for a track when your jamming. “Just get it down now, get it right later”
-Store variations of Euclidian rhytms & manual cc /fx mangling madness.
-Each P can have a different pc# so as your going thru sound presets u can keep the presets u like that fits the melody. Then figure that mess out later.
Some P’s from this list of keepers u may want to copy to its own track & have even more control or just play it together as a layered sound & so many more options.
-Remember u can merge P’s together.
-If u setup a bunch of P’s that work together u can switch between them in real-time to spice things up without wasting tracks. It’s like having sequences within a track all nice & neat.
I hope that helps I’ll add more if i come up with anything else.
I just wish there was a Track & Pattern exchange feature like on the RS7000 so we could switch data between tracks or patterns w/o having to do the copy, paste, copy, paste, copy, paste & delete finger dance just to switch a pattern or track around.
So if u got P1 & P2 but want to switch the location of them quickly we could just hold copy & press P1 then P2. Simple! (I hope) I’ll make a request.