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[Solved] Keystep pattern chaining
« on: March 25, 2016, 12:24:09 am »
It seems like selecting sequences in Keystep is only done by a rotary knob. This is unfortunate for live players who want to go through different sequences in the same song. It is extremely hard to turn a rotary knob to a sequence without missing the beat. For example, going from sequence 2 to sequence 7 at the end of a measure.

Letting the sequence play all the way through before switching would help, but even that has its own performance limitations. 8 dedicated push buttons could have been a solution.

I guess I'll have to wait for Keystep Pro?  ::)
« Last Edit: June 29, 2016, 10:35:49 am by ben arturia »
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Re: Keystep pattern chaining
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 10:11:04 am »

The Keystep has been conceived to be transportable, easy to use and affordable.

So it's interface is very simple and refined.

Include a pattern chain in this interface seems pretty complicated.

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Re: Keystep pattern chaining
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 05:23:31 pm »
Hi Man-Machine,

In fact there is a kind of pattern chaining in the Keystep:

1) First, you can select through the MCC how the sequences will be switched (Next Seq param)
  • End: the current sequence will play till it ends (last step) then, it will play the new selected sequence starting from first step
  • Instant continue: The new sequence will play immediately and will start at the step it would have been if it has been played from the beginning (since play button pressed)
  • Instant reset: the new sequence will play immediately and will start from first step
2) Moreover, there is a trick to switch immediately from a sequence to another even if the two sequences are not contiguous. This is achieved by pressing and holding the "Shift" button while turning the knob. So while the "Shift" button is pressed you can turn the knob and it will have no effect. When the "Shift" button is released, the selected sequence will be played.
For instance if Seq1 is playing and we want to switch to Seq6:
  • Press and hold pressed the "Shift" button
  • Turn the knob to select the next sequence (Seq6 for instance) - The Seq1 is still playing
  • Release the "Shift" button when you want
  • As soon as the "Shift" button is released, the sequence selected by the knob (here Seq6) will start playing (of course, depending on "next seq" mode configuration described in point 1 above)

note: This feature is available for time division Knob as well.

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Re: Keystep pattern chaining
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 04:28:35 pm »
Wowwwww this is great!!!


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Re: [Solved] Keystep pattern chaining
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 07:38:52 am »
why can't it be done from MCC in a software update? Either a very basic 'chain seq' function could have just one setting - play back all 8 sequences one after the other. Or it could be more complex - allow to make an arrangement for the seq playback order. Or maybe more basic but more useful could be to have one button added in MCC which is 'advance sequence'. And this button could be activated by midi cc. So the user can advance to the next seq at their wish by pressing a footswitch.


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