This is a re-creation of a post I made that got out of hand. Forum rules say that I should make one request per post and I put far too much into that one post for that to be true. This post is to make the single request.
When the Aeros is in “new song” state, the ‘next part’ button is currently (correctly) greyed out because there are no parts to choose from.
My request then is this: the next part button be used to cycle through a number of song modes. My anticipated list would be:
- MIDI clock client. This is the current functionality. The Aeros accepts MIDI clock, time signature and transport commands over MIDI.
- MIDI clock master/Auto-quantise: This is not available yet, but when it is it will need a place to be activated. The Aeros sends the transport commands, time signature and tempo. That information, I anticipate, will come from two potential sources (a) the existing song settings, manually defined (b) when auto-quantise is used, the tempo is inferred from the first recorded loop.
- MIDI ignore. So that a drum machine can be used alone, without having to activate Aeros – whose looping one then has to fight with – MIDI start/stop would be ignored. It’s been pointed out to me that a workaround for this is to set the global-setting “MIDI start” to “playback only” – that’s great, perhaps exactly that functionality would be attached to this button in what I’m calling “MIDI ignore”.
(obviously nomenclature is secondary – what I call the modes is just descriptive, I wouldn’t really care how they’re labelled)