This thread is for an idea I had to build on the excellent work of SokkOS 2.0. I love the things he's added, but there's one great big feature request I just thought of. I just got my xoxbox yesterday and have looked around the forum but apologies if this has already been discussed (if so please show me where)
It came to me when I tried the cv/gate outs to drive the MC-202. xox slides on the 202 sound great by the way. I also managed to personally put to bed the old myth that Higher States of Consciousness was done on a 202
. Anyway, got me thinking that it would be great to have 2 separate sequences running simultaneously, one for the cv/gate out and/or midi out, one for the xoxbox. The MC-202 has 2 sequencers too, however I don't like programming it and you can't save patterns easily. This would work much better for me. I do have a hardware sequencer but this could be a simpler alternative.
it seems user B/C are unused at the moment. Maybe there's something can be done with those? but the way i'd see it, is to have a button that would switch "view" or "focus" between the 2 running patterns so you could select and edit either one on the fly. Switching between them as desired. Something like:
- select xox pattern as usual, i'll refer to this as "pattern 1," press play on the master midi device
- hold a button combo to move focis to a second pattern location (not sure which buttons are free, but there has to be something)
- select a pattern for the external instrument, i'll refer to this second pattern as "pattern 2"; the pattern you just selected starts at the beginning of next bar
- use the same combo to switch focus between patterns 1 & 2
this should allow 2 simultaneous patterns of different lengths too. In addition, i'd envisage that "temporary" effects like looping smaller sections of the pattern, nudge or reverse, should be kept in place when switching focus between patterns. In fact, switching focus between patterns should not affect the other one at all.
Not sure how moving from Midi Sync to Edit mode could work, but see no reason in my imaginary new version of SokkOS why you couldn't drop into edit mode of the currently selected pattern, then back to midi Sync mode, switch to pattern 2, and drop into edit mode for that one too. All seamlessly without disturbing timing or playback
Sorry, i am not a programmer, if I would i'd be trying this myself. Anyone agree this would be awesome? SokkOS v3 anyone?