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    The title says it all; is this possible? I have this preset that I want to run for, say, four bars before going back to a specific base preset. Right now I have to watch it like hawk and first go into the preset (with a theme with twice the tempo) and then go back to the original with yet another preset change. There just has to be another way, what?


    Cheers,

    K

  • #2
    Using Timeline?


    Originally posted by koenig View Post
    The title says it all; is this possible? I have this preset that I want to run for, say, four bars before going back to a specific base preset. Right now I have to watch it like hawk and first go into the preset (with a theme with twice the tempo) and then go back to the original with yet another preset change. There just has to be another way, what?


    Cheers,

    K

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jcrystal View Post
      Using Timeline?
      In theory, yes, but that means (if I am not mistaken) that I will have to use the timeline for everything. In my case I have a break which introduction is not fixed in time but when it happens, it is only for four bars. Something like this:

      Noodling (for a while) -> break (four bars) -> noodling (for a while) -> break (four bars)…

      So I can not foresee when the break comes, only that I trigger it with a preset change from the Launchpad when I am there. Today I will also have to trigger the going back part but would rather spend that time with all fingers on the main keyboard, than doing my octopus impersonation…

      K

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      • #4
        Page 23 in the manual


        Originally posted by koenig View Post
        The title says it all; is this possible? I have this preset that I want to run for, say, four bars before going back to a specific base preset. Right now I have to watch it like hawk and first go into the preset (with a theme with twice the tempo) and then go back to the original with yet another preset change. There just has to be another way, what?


        Cheers,

        K

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jcrystal View Post
          Page 23 in the manual
          What I don't understand, from the manual nor from my experiments, is how this applies to my problem.

          From what I have gathered is that if I enable the Preset Playlist all presets are subject to this. What I want to accomplish is to have all presets and to be able to pick and choose, but when I select one particular preset just that one should go for four bars and then return to the original.

          Example

          Preset 1: slow tempo
          Preset 2: slow tempo, variation
          Preset 3: slow tempo, variation
          Preset 4: double tempo

          So I would start the sequencer on preset 1 and then move to 2 and 3 whenever I choose, but when I go to 4 it should play for four bars and then go back to, say 3. From there I could go on, picking 1, 2 or 3 whenever I like but when I go to number 4 it should repeat itself but going for four bars and returning to 3.

          Does this make sense? Am I wrong in my understanding of the Preset Playlist that this scenario does not apply?


          Cheers,


          K

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          • #6
            ..... That may be possible by abusing the playlist loop a bit, but I'd have to run some tests and won't have a chance till tuesday. What you would do is have the first preset be the loop start, all the others the loop end, with the others set to a preset length of 16 beats. To keep the main preset always playing, you may need to dup it and make it a 2 preset loop.

            ... there are probably other options, so I'll mull it over a bit more...

            Jim

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