I do similar/same as @kraftf suggested…
I copy an existing track to another track for editing.
however, there is a small issue with this.
its easiest to copy the entire track (rather than notes), as you don’t need to mess about with zoom (to get entire range), and it also copies FX etc.
but the issue is, if you have the transport active, it will immediately start to play the new ‘pasted’ track, along with the existing track… so theres a duplicate playing
what Ive suggested to @squarpadmin , is one of two changes.
a) when you paste a track, with the transport running, it should be muted initially.
this way , you could copy/paste, alter the new track, then just flip the mute state between the new and old track.
(repeat and rinse )
this might seem counter-intuitive , but I see no practical use, for playing an exact duplicate track, which a pasted track is by definition as everything is copied. only once you have edited something, does it become desirable to play it alongside the original track.
b) pasting should not change the mute state of the destination track.
currently, when you paste, if the destination track was muted, it will unmute it (actually I think it gets the mute state of the copy) … but if the mute state was left as before, then we could do as above… we would just make sure the destination track was muted before we did the paste.
this might be more intuitive, as mute states are part of the ‘track’ screen and are also kind of linked to sequences as well… so perhaps its more logical, that they are separate from track setup (notes, patterns, fx)
when I first tried to do this copy/paste for variation technique… I assumed the pyramid would allow for either (a) or (b), so I think, its something that will feel ‘right’ - (a) or (b) feels like quite a simple change, but open up a really quick n’ simple workflow for making variations on the fly. (*)
perhaps if you agree, then let squarp know via https://squarp.net/contact , perhaps if a few ask for it, and its technically not too difficult, they might consider it.
thanks @autopoiesis, I hadn’t thought of using patten copy to copy all notes… for some reason, I thought that only worked within a track - very useful
its not quite what i want, as copying the whole track also copies FX and the full pattern stack, but definitely better than I was doing currently with note copying