I’m still advocating for this feature. I think it is a big missing carry-over from some of the legacy trackers and many people still have workflows built off these older trackers. It seemed to have had a good amount of support from the thread I started a while back in the suggestions forum.
Here are my ideas attached in mockups… either a three-state icon that does not change color in any of its states (as it currently does).
Or a dropdown labeled something like “loop” or “wrap” that functions similar to the “FX” dropdown.
Contents of the dropdown could be something like:
-Wrap continuously between patterns
-Wrap within current pattern
-do not wrap
I don’t consider this high high priority but I will say for me personally it slows down my workflow in spots when there is no way to turn loop mode off while editing a pattern. Simply put, I have kb shortcuts I use to navigate around a pattern so I don’t want the program doing that for me.
Also attaching 3 icon concepts for the proposed 3-stater.
First one should be for “move continuously”
Second - familiar loop pattern icon
Third - no loop.
just ideas. Note I worked out the “no loop” icon a bit further from where I had it in the first mockup posted here. I think my second attempt as the single icon is a bit more clear and works well with the proposed “move continuously” icon. I think, IMHO having the third icon, instead of being confusing would help to explain the “move continuously” icon.
I know this is late in the game, but I wanted to let everybody else’s priorities go through before I pushed for this again, and I didn’t want to push for it again until I thought it out a bit more and had some concepts to possibly help move it along.
I find myself actually switching between the current loop modes, depending if whether I’m in the more writing stage of a song or mixing/effecting whats already there. If this third “do not wrap” option became available it would be also very helpful to have a kb shortcut to cycle through the three modes.
Further edit: instead of “loop”, the drop down in my mockup should read “wrap”
Thanks team for your late consideration on this.