Hi, fellow Pyramid lovers!
I love MIDI FX. They are a powerful performance and composing tool that set the Pyramid apart.
I love the Chance effect. It’s great to be able to inject randomness into whether or not a note plays.
I love FX stepmode. Pre-programming changes to effect parameters on specific steps adds variety and excitement.
Wouldn’t it be great — and powerful — to be able to inject randomness into whether or not an effect happens, the same way we can inject randomness into whether a note happens?
The purpose of this topic is to see what the interest is among users for such a feature — or whether the feature already exists and I’ve somehow overlooked it. If such a feature doesn’t exist and is sought after by more people than just me, I will formally submit it to Squarp.
The idea would be to have chance available as a standard parameter on EVERY midi effect (except Chance itself). It is a percentage, and determines the likelihood that a midi effect happens.
The Chance effect remains unchanged, as something that impacts whether notes happen. This is different. The Chance parameter (again, available on each effect) impacts whether the effect happens.
The Chance parameter, like other effect parameters, would be available to be modified by the user real-time or set on a per-step basis (via FX stepmode), so that the user could set one step to get the effect 100% of the time, while another step gets it 50% of the time (or whatever probability you enter).
It seems to fit within the Pyramid’s current architecture quite well. No new key combos or new types of screen on the display. Just one little additional parameter on each effect.
What do you think of this idea? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has thought of it, but I couldn’t find an existing topic in the community about it.
Rob (alias “thus”)