I’ve used and am using Patterning to drive all of my setup (eurorack, FH-2 midi to CV with expanders, for total 64 Midi > CC outs). It is one of, if not the best app out there (imho beats modstep in many points). Kudos to authors as it really made my life lotta easier, and music just flows :).
That being said there are few things that would make it even more amazing / especially with Live performance in mind.
Stuff (feature requests - just take in mind that i don’t use audio side of the app completely):
Pure management features (easy ones?):
- ability to customise the name of tracks 1-8 (can be now done by uploading a mp3 files with names and making a drumkit but its a chore tbh:P)
- ability to name layers - i have up to 18 CC for each of 8 tracks, i need to remember what goes where and keep a cheat-sheet close…
- ability to name and sort patterns in song view.
A bit more stuff:
Live Mode - disable the Record, Drum kit, Mixer, Fx tabs
Song view - pattern matrix instead of a timeline. Options for Looping and “One shot” fireing of a pattern.
Cross Over - lets say you have pattern A that uses tracks 1-4. You want to loop it. You have built pattern B that is “one shot” and uses tracks 2-8. So when you press pattern B it goes Over pattern A. That way you can make versions & variations of pattern A while still having pattern B to play separately (on trigger or sth) this would be gamechanging
Note editing Octave slider/range - currently putting melodies is a bit of a chore as the range is so big it makes operating within one octave troublesome to do.
MIDI CC Randomization : ) - would be super neat to have.
MIDI CC Automation - would be great if it was presented same way as it is in audio not just on per-step basis, as its 0-127 range that can be recorded over time.
I have strange MIDI CC reaction - when i set up CC on step X (does not matter which, just one) for any value lets say 50, all the rest of the steps take this value instead of going to 0 on the next step. I need to manually swing it to 0 for it to behave correctly.
That’s all folks, again thanks for epic app, looking forward to further development.