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Hardware => BeatStep => General Discussion on BeatStep => Topic started by: totoro on June 01, 2014, 05:17:25 pm

Title: Sequence Shortening
Post by: totoro on June 01, 2014, 05:17:25 pm
Hi Folks  -- I have heard that during a recent West Coast workshop on the Beatstep (Wonderful piece of gear, folks!) there was a method presented to shorten the sequence length, apparently using both control parameters-- but I can't find a description of it, or a discussion of it anywhere. Can anybody help with this information?? Thanks!
Title: Re: Sequence Shortening
Post by: mrclean on June 01, 2014, 08:52:59 pm
Press Shift + Chan buttons and then then pad for the length of the sequence you want.

It is in the manual but not very well highlighted. See bottom of page 11.
Title: Re: Sequence Shortening
Post by: totoro on June 01, 2014, 10:13:32 pm
Just tried it-- MAGIC!  Thank you so much, Mr. Clean-- I haven't found a simple, functional step sequencer that I like this much in YEARS! Combined with a couple of other pieces of gear, this makes a really great addition to a songwriting scratch pad-- set up an obligato line on the beatstep, synch it to a bit of a drum track, and then noodle over those two with guitar, vocals, a lead keyboard, or even something like the Korg Kaoss Pad, and let the fun begin! And now that I can kick the thing more easily into a three-beat, more fun still! Thanks again!
Title: Re: Sequence Shortening
Post by: benway on August 09, 2014, 05:19:08 am
it's a nice feature. however that means that the sequence always begins from the first pad. Is there any way to cretae a shorter sequence in the middle of a longer way? For example if I have an 8 step sequence, can I make a sequence that runs from steps (pads) 3 to 7?