Make overdubbing act more like recording

Does anyone else think it would be great if we had a setting that made overdubbing behave more like recording in terms of the measure’s beginning and ending? You can’t queue up overdubbing or ending overdubbing, and it is causing timing issues for me, making overdubbing something I don’t like messing with. @DavidPackouz, how difficult would this be?

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Yes! I’ve been actually wondering why sometimes the recording just starts immediately and not from the first beat :slight_smile: So this explains that but I would definitely use an option to sync overdubbing to full bars, if that would be possible.

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Yes. Both ways can be useful.

IMHO, by default the looper should be consistent across all actions. If the user wants to change settings so that overdubs are different, that’s an advanced feature, IMHO.

Ideally there’s a way to make the choice of queued versus immediate overdubs on the fly. For example, I usually want overdubs queued so I can get into the groove before it overdubs, but every once in a while I want to fix up a gap and not wait for the measure.

Big challenge is that SS hasn’t mastered secondary actions via the feet. It’s not easy, but it’s critical. This is a $600, elite device that needs to be polished, intuitive, and provide lots of features via 4 buttons and a scroll wheel.

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Yep, a setting to do both would be great, and I agree, I usually want to queue up overdubbing and have it synced to the measure.

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A setting would help, but also need some way to do it just once, preferably on the fly via a footpress.

That gets hard as Aeros is having a hard time making all the basic features accessible via footswitch. Perhaps in addition to the setting, there’s a command that changes the behavior of the next overdub.

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This can be done as a setting.

The reason overdub is designed to be immediate now is because it’s a layer on a previously recorded track, so the start and stop length of the overdub isn’t critical to keep it in time with the rest of the music like recording the first layer of a track where the track length is being set. With overdubbing you can press the overdub button but you don’t have to start playing until you’re ready, same with stopping overdubbing.

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Bonus points if we can change the setting “live”.

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Hey there, I wanted to add that there are now ways to make this happen.

  1. While recording an overdub, set up another track to start recording. You must be in a mode that has a set-up time for this to work.
  2. If change song part/ stop all is set to End of Loop, overdubbing will continue until the part stops/ changes.
  3. If in quantized mode, overdub will always wait until at least the next measure when receiving next part, next track, stop commands.

Are you referring to a mode where overdubbing always acts like recording? If so, it would not ber very high priority as of now, but we could look into it.