Question related to adjusting transporting properties

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lickle_emu
KVRist
112 posts since 1 Feb, 2014

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:01 am

Hi Colin, I am wondering whether it is possible to adjust a sequencer's transport properties - such as duration or speed - in a 16 bar loop and then have Architect reset to the initial values at the beginning of the loop?

I may not be phrasing the question particulalry well, but I would like to be able to play around with modulating different parameters and then having them reset after x amount of bars.

Does that make sense?!

colin@loomer
KVRAF
1844 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:47 pm

Yes, that does make sense. One way I can think of doing this is using the step outlet, which will feed back into some [data] modules that in turn write to the sequencer parameters. I *think* that the step is sent after the transport information is established for a step, so if you compare the step value with, say, 127 [assuming 8 steps to a bar * 16 bars - 1 because step indices start at 0], then if they are equal you know to send the initial values back through their corresponding inlets.

That made sense when I wrote it; perhaps less so on reading it back! If you need a clear example, let me know and I'll see if I can make you a quick preset to demo the idea.

Thinking ahead here, I've made some progress on having the transforms (as seen in the sequencer editors) run from the graph. I think somewhere down the line, when I've got it all working, an easier way of doing this would be just to send a 'copy' event at the start of the sequence and then 'paste' at the end to restore it to the previous state.
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lickle_emu
KVRist
112 posts since 1 Feb, 2014

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:24 pm

Thanks, Colin. Seems like my reply somehow got lost, but I'd be most curious to take a look at a preset if you find yourself with a spare moment.

It also may be a very similar question, but I was wondering whether something else is possible? I'd like to use a single global performance macro to adjust the time division, such as 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 on simultaneously running sequencers, yet have the adjustments still fall in with the master 4/4 - basically like it would be switching through a synth preset and having everything still stay in time. Again, I hope that makes sense!

colin@loomer
KVRAF
1844 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:40 am

lickle_emu wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Thanks, Colin. Seems like my reply somehow got lost, but I'd be most curious to take a look at a preset if you find yourself with a spare moment.
Will do!
It also may be a very similar question, but I was wondering whether something else is possible? I'd like to use a single global performance macro to adjust the time division, such as 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 on simultaneously running sequencers, yet have the adjustments still fall in with the master 4/4 - basically like it would be switching through a synth preset and having everything still stay in time. Again, I hope that makes sense!
Just so I'm clear, here, are you wanting to set all the sequencers to the same division?
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lickle_emu
KVRist
112 posts since 1 Feb, 2014

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:58 am

Yes, that is what I would be aiming for.

colin@loomer
KVRAF
1844 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:10 am

So, for the first question, something like this. I've attached the preset as a zipped XML file.

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If you alter the mono step seq's division, it will always reset to the default 1/8 before the loop restarts. Is this basically what you need, or I have I misunderstood the question?
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colin@loomer
KVRAF
1844 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:13 am

As for the second question, you can either use inlets and write the division value to all the sequencers at the same time. Or, and I'd probably favour this, use a remote mapping, mapping a single source (eg, MIDI controller) to multiple properties so to control them all with a single parameter. You could also use an [internal source] module as the source for all the mappings, and send a value to this on the graph to write to all properties simultaneously.

Is the clear enough, or would you prefer a preset and screenshot example?
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lickle_emu
KVRist
112 posts since 1 Feb, 2014

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:32 am

Hi Colin, I really appreciate the attachment and the reply. Am quite busy at the moment so will check it out when I get a moment and then get back to you. Cheers!

colin@loomer
KVRAF
1844 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Re: Question related to adjusting transporting properties

Post Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:36 am

Thank you, no rush!
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