I’ve read through many of the other posts talking about various workflows, and I’m attempting to refine mine. I’m aiming for something where I can hit record and lay down tracks and variations ideally without stopping the transport. I’m ok with toggling record and tapping undo on a pedal.
What I’m wondering about is how opting to focus on tracks over patterns supports a more “improv” style. It’s clear to me that patterns are clunky. I don’t like the idea of multi-finger button combos while jamming (e.g. to enable patterns or copy parts on the go.)
But how are you achieving flow with only tracks? I assume that you have multiple tracks pointing at the same device/synth. Is this mostly a matter of adding additional notes to that synth and then periodically muting the additions? Do you start a new track and then mute the old, right as you play into that 2nd version? Then I assume you move to another sequence and possibly turn record back on?
Also, I’m wondering about omni-mode. Doesn’t the use of omni-mode limit you to recording into only 16 channels? E.g. if I set Omni-Mode to channel A, then my understanding is that only tracks 1-16A receive notes. Where-as if I turn it off, I can select any one of my 64 tracks and play (and record) directly into it. Do I have that right?
Fwiw, I’m using a Launchpad, a couple MF Twisters, and MTP as well.
And I get that midi FX can bring variation.