Using 8x8 controllers (Novation Launchpad, Ableton Push, Akai APC, Synthstorm Deluge, Akai Force…), it could make sense to have an option bind all seven patterns to rows in the grid (instead of using keyswitches).
I now realize that I can use the +/- buttons to bind a row on my Launchpad to the active Scaler pattern (with “Active Bind Keys” set to
To move to another pattern, I need to keyswitch using the major scale pads lower in the grid (the so-called “white keys”, from piano-style controllers).
What would be neater is if the whole control surface could work directly to trigger chords without having to switch.
Use case: exploring a large variety of chords to select some for chord progressions.
Expected behaviour: the grid controller gives direct access to all chords from all patterns as each of the grid’s pad binds to a chord in the Scaler pad.
Observed behaviour: keyswitches are required to go from one pattern to another and then use the same part of the grid.