Bar snapshots/pattern snapshots

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borfo
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Bar snapshots/pattern snapshots

Post by borfo » 01 Mar 2014, 05:07

It would be great if you could save "bar snapshots" and "pattern chain snapshots".

A bar snapshot would save the steps in a bar as well as the settings (step velocities, transposition, bar chord, bar octave, etc.) Basically, it would save the complete state of the bar.

Press and hold the "save bar snapshot" button (one of the round side buttons), and then press one of the 64 square buttons to save a snapshot of the currently selected bar into that slot. Slots that already have bars saved into them would be indicated by a lit LED.

Press and hold the "load bar snapshot" button (another of the round side buttons) to enter bar load mode - slots with bars saved into them would have lit LEDs. Press one of those buttons to instantly load that saved bar into the currently selected bar.

A pattern snapshot would save the whole state of B-Step - all steps in all bars, all bar repeat and chaining settings, etc.

Press and hold the "save pattern snapshot" button to save the current pattern into one of the 64 save slots.

Press and hold the "load pattern snapshot" button to load a saved pattern into the sequencer.


With these snapshots, you could work on a pattern or bar until it sounds good, then save it. Then you could change it around a bit, and save the modified version, etc. You could quickly and easily recall saved patterns and bars and switch back and forth between them. This would make the songs and performances on B-Step a lot more complex and interesting.




...I'm thinking of the launchpad UI with the "press and hold" stuff here, but the feature should also be accessible from the GUI.

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Re: Bar snapshots/pattern snapshots

Post by monotomy » 13 Mar 2014, 20:10

Also Accepted. Sounds good. This will improve the launchpad handling a lot!
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Re: Bar snapshots/pattern snapshots

Post by TonE » 14 Mar 2014, 09:31

borfo wrote:A pattern snapshot would save the whole state of B-Step - all steps in all bars, all bar repeat and chaining settings, etc.
Calling this 'global snapshot' is better for understanding *maybe*? Pattern sounds as if effects only a single pattern, but it does not in this suggestion.

When talking about snapshots, in general, I know, like and use following variants, beside the two mentioned above:
- bank select + program change snapshots
- mute snapshots


For above idea, are there still 4 free buttons available? If yes, which are those? Do we have an overview which buttons are still free and which are mapped to something already, for given products, like Launchpad?

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