I’ve been using Patterning since the first version and have used it mostly for building backings for duo performances, so therefore using the Song Interface A LOT. Here’s some thoughts and requests after all this time. I know this will all be towards Patterning 3 by now but just thought I’d put in my thoughts.
The song page is quite unforgiving at the moment. ATM making a mistake (one of the classics is when dragging thro the timeline and accidentally making one of the blocks a lot longer) in the timeline means a lot of fiddly shifting about and remembering of what was there. An undo button would be amazing help here. This would be an undo button specifically for manipulations of the song patterns.
Cursor following would be great also. At the moment the interface jumps between the patterns at the top but doesn’t allow for the following of the cursor, so cue lots of horizontal scrolling.
Having a loop selection (like in Logic Pro) would help when working on particular sections. Another one here would be section headings and colours to help orientation.
Being able to rename patterns with meaningful names would also be v helpful.
Another thing would be the ability to have the timeline wrap onscreen so that there is more of the structure showing. Along with this being able to dismiss/minimise the pattern bar and the tool buttons at the bottom would be great, again a real estate for structure thing.
Feature not related to song. The ability to layer sounds in the kit editor. I almost always layer kick and snare sounds and it takes up valuable slots.
Thanks for your amazing programme.