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Dogboy1973 2005-09-06 12:08

NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
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I keep going on about this & I'm not going to stop until we get it! I'm convinced (although I know nothing about programming) this this feature would be easy to implement but it would make a big difference to using the Combinator as well as Combinator skin design. Let me explain ...

... Controlling pattern based patches from the Combinator rotary controls is a bit of a hit & miss affair. On my own patches I might have a rotary knob assigned to a matrix with the range set (in the programmer) from 0-7 thus controlling matrix patterns A1 - A8. The problem is the way the rotary knob, with it's full 0-127 range, 'switches' between those 8 patterns - Clockwise the pattern switches at one point, anti-clockwise it's different! This means that you can't even add markers onto your Combinator skins to indicate the position of the pattern change! They might be accurate clockwise but anti-clockwise you'll notice that the position is different! As such it's best not to use any indicators on your skins at all becasue they are just not accurate & don't help much at all with pattern selection.

This could all be resolved with a simple notch mode for the Combinator's rotary knob's - Right clicking on the knob would offer the option to switch the knob to 'notch mode'. The range of the notch mode would be simply selected from 1 of 4 options i.e Notch mode 1-8, 1-16, 1-32 & 1-64. Now the Combinator Rotary knob would operate much like the r
'Resolution' knob on the ReDrum & as such patten switches would now be 100% accurate.

PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS IDEA. It's a no brainer as far as I'm concered. It's a simple change that i'm sure wouldn't be difficult to implement but would make a huge difference to using the Combinator for pattern based patches.

dioxide 2005-09-06 12:45

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
Yeah totally agree on this. Also I'd like +1/-1 value buttons for smaller increments (Shift click increases increments to +10/-10).

zero01101 2005-09-06 14:10

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
i'd use it.

approved. :D

hprieger 2005-09-06 16:49

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
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Hi,

I second that! You really hit the point. I had the same issues/problems with the Combinator on Pattern sounds.

We have to have this!

Great for pushing this issue!

Marvin
www.marvinstyles.com

Dogboy1973 2005-09-06 19:12

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
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(Made a small change to how that menu should look. This is what I would love to see when I right click those Combinator rotary knobs!)


I'm surpised this wasn't implemented from the start. Especially since there are plenty of pattern controlled patches in the factory soundbank.

I've got some ideas for performance/pattern based patches but they require a lot of patterns some of which need to be labelled clearly on the Combinator's skin in order to make the patch properly usable. This would be practical with a notch mode because I could label each notch individually on the skin. It's not possible as it is though because the labels on the skin wouldn't nescessarily correspond with the position of the rotory knob in relation to the pattern change!

Anyway KEEP POSTING IF YOU WANT THIS. It's a simple feature. It's not like we're asking for a new device! I'm hoping that if enough people ask for this then the Prop's will take notice & implement it in the next update. I'd be happy to download Reason 3.0.5 if the only change was a notch mode for the Combinator! I want/need it pretty badly!


particlejunkie 2005-09-06 19:46

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
good idea. we should get this next time around.
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Dogboy1973 2005-09-11 13:37

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
Keep the votes coming please

I've given up on the Combinator patch I'm working on because pattern change doesn't work how I need it to!

WE NEED A NOTCH MOODE ASAP!!! PLEASE!

Dogboy1973 2005-09-11 13:37

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
Keep the votes coming please

I've given up on the Combinator patch I'm working on because pattern change doesn't work how I need it to!

WE NEED A NOTCH MODE ASAP!!! PLEASE!

Osseous 2005-09-11 17:49

Re: NOTCH MODE FOR COMBINATOR ROTARY KNOBS
 
I'm with Dogboy on this one. I just can't figure out how the props managed to make so many performance patches without notch mode. It must have been very frustrating for them, especially when they could just change the reason code a wee bit.

Thanks for the post Dogboy and the graphics that go with it.

Cheers

Oss

Stompp 2005-09-12 14:28

Yeah this would rock, totally agree! :) n/t
 


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