Ok so this is marvelous:
- ZLxx - SetLines Per Beat (LPB)(01 - FF, 00 = stop song).
Having the ability to increase or decrease resolution at will is a fantastic idea, however the implementation is problematic. For example, the white marking of the beat goes every 4 lines in a default LPB mode of 4. When I do ZL10, suddenly the beat goes every 10th row. I make it go back to default later, it comes back.
The white lines that signal beginning of a beat are always showing things wrong: first they show every 4 when at some point the 10 beat line is actually one beat (so “4” in real lenght, really), then below that there’s a 3/4 chance that the beat line will highlight wrong lines. Even if my problematic 10 beat line constitutes of the last 10 lines, it still doesn’t show this properly visually (highlights every 4th line).
I understand that the tracker registers the change when it hovers over the line but going with that logic is against intuition and messes up visuals which are very important when everything constitutes of numbers. The only good solution for this I think is making the software actively look for this command in every pattern and switch the view into properly whitelining the 4 beat and when the change comes, display the next white line after the number specified in ZL command.
My question is, people who use this a lot, how do you wrap your workflow around this? Do you send the changed beat into a separate pattern, or just learn to see things properly anyway? Or maybe there is some other approach to this?
Besides that, fantastic job with all those effect commands! It really opens up a world of possibilities! It’s nice to see how Studio One just show the world how they implemented arrangertrack so that whole track time segments can be moved around freely and then to look at Renoise and realize how light years away ahead it is with the pattern matrix. Not that Studio One is a bad software, on the contrary. Still