PROJECT PLAY: if not all pattern are available, at LEAST 96 sequences in the total


#21

holy shit, i had no idea you could change patterns using the step button, i was always having to open pattern mode in track mode by holding track+ rotating main encoder and that was a pain!

maybe i will actually start to use patterns now…


#22

yeah, Pyramid is all about shortcuts…
and, actually, that’s what makes it so effective to work with
once you master these shortcuts
you do not need to lose yourself in menus / submenus :wink:

(this “pattern submenu” is a pain, indeed…
I would wish it be a real 5th mode, independent
cause there is no logic to use the STEP button for pattern change while the pattern mode is currently in a Track submode…)


N00b realisation: Track Run Modes are *Per Pattern*! Woo!
#23

you are so right about that!

and there is also a confusion on the parameters displayed in these modes

because for example when you do 2ND+TRACK there is some parameters which belong to the patterns (PC/MSB/LSB, Run mode…) and others are more at a track level (name, ptrn ON/OFF…)

same thing for the DISP screens
it would be nice to display different informations for patterns and tracks

on the old forum, some users had proposed STEP+TRACK for a real independent pattern mode

I hope the Squarp team will take advantage of this next update to better organize things
the workflow is the most essential element for a hardware sequencer imo (even more than the number of features)

personally, I’m not in a hurry for this update, I prefer that they take the time to do things well
so…if @squarpadmin hears us… :slight_smile:


#24

yes

also in DISP screen, track length indications are actually “pattern length”
while we could have other helpful indications for tracks (for example I have suggested a simple screen with all the tracks names on another thread)
even the Time Signatures are at the pattern level now (which is nice)

I think the problem comes from the fact that the pattern mode was not planned from the start
and since v2.0, things have become a little more confused in the Pyramid hierarchy
but it is not a big deal to be fixed !
just have to tidy things up :slight_smile:
indeed STEP+TRACK=PATTERN MODE would be more logical, and handy

edit: and I would love to free up the STEP+PAD shortcut for something else (more “step mode related”)
like to indicate loop points in the PianoRoll for example… :stuck_out_tongue:


#25

oh my…

like :

  • “step+pad number…x”
  • a pop-up screen appears with a question like “left or right locator?”
  • press left (or right) arrow
    and voilà!
    one locator assigned

???

:smiley:
loop points havebeen discussed a lot in the old forum
I don’t know if it be part of the features taken into account by Squarp
but THIS method would be awesome

great idea! :raised_hands:


#26

Yes. Something like that :wink: