Request: Different divisions for tracks

It would be really great if we could have different divisions per-track. This is one of the things Elektron sequencers (and Oxi One) are great at. I’d really like to have one moving at 1/4 notes and another at 1/16 notes, and be able to change that on the fly. Is this on the roadmap at all? I think it’s an essential feature.

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i agree although i dont really use it. this would extend the effective loop range and is pretty standard among many sequencers.

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I’m also coming from OXI and miss this dearly. It would be fantastic to run the transpose track at 1bar/step and program 16 bars of transposition on one screen, and obviously way more if the patterns is extended.

OXI even takes this further and allows a mod lane to run at a different rate than the pattern containing it. Allowing the same kind of long-term variation as above, but to any arbitrary destination supported by the mod lane.

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So I just realized that I can get functionally the same behavior by hitting the minus button (right above d-pad) to zoom out on a track. When fully zoomed out (lower right corner of right screen will show /16) the behavior is exactly the same as an OXI track set to 1 bar. It shows 16 steps, and each step is a note that’s automatically set to be 1 bar long.

The inverse (zoom in) can also presumably be used to emulate higher than 1/16 divisions.

This is actually potentially more powerful because it allows me to set different sections of the pattern to different densities.

EDIT: Yup, just tested it. I can go from 1bar notes to triplets and basically anything else in one pattern with no trouble. I like this way better than OXI’s approach. So much fun on the transpose track.

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I see what you mean. I would like to see more info about this in the quick guide and manual because it’s not something that’s immediately obvious.

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I agree. Hapax provides a generalized toolset that can be applied many different ways to solve problems, so the documentation can’t account for all of the possibilities. But there would be a benefit to “tips” thrown in occasionally or as an appendix to help seed ideas or help transition from other devices.

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Regardless of the zoom method, I still think it’d be practical and useful to be able to change divisions per track.

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I would argue in support of a division display for the zoom method. I think it would be really helpful and practical to display the note division so that we don’t have to do the math ourselves.

What I would not like is an implementation of the OXI approach to divisions per track, because the only benefit of it is fewer button presses and a clearer display of current division. Everything else is a net loss of functionality.

EDIT: that comes across more confrontational than I intended. I support your request in principle. I just have become really spoiled by the non-destructive and much more granular possibilities of how Hapax is currently doing it.