During the past few years I had the BB as heart of my looping rig, feeding AEROS plus various external MIDI sequencers. BB was the first drumachine (or should I say MIDI player) that was made for guitarists. Because of the current state of the AEROS (past two years) I had to accept using only the 2x2 mode, as the tap dancing needed for the 6x6 was out of the question in my complex rig. It’s a big limitation, but there is little competition out there.
After the first serious expansion of the MIDI set of the AEROS and having experienced the complete creative freedom of external drummachines (like the Arturia DrumBrute), I don’t feel like working for a couple of hours just to have a song ready to go in the BB (first Ableton for recording then the ancient BB manager, then turn off BB connect USB turn on BB, Upload new song…). I had expected the SS would give itself an advantage with AEROS by selecting next Part as default in 6x6, but they did not feel like it. So there is not a single reason to keep the BB as master of my rig. I moved on and have now my main sequencer (Pyramid) as master unit. It gave me the chance to start working with the 6x6 mode.
I start with an empty 6x6 song. When MIDI start is issued, I am entering an empty Part1, and recording of the first track begins automatically and in sync, great. But when I switch to another empty part (cc102) without stopping the recording of the first track, strange things happen. It seems like the recorded track of the previous part is not properly stopped by default.
What I want is
- start with an empty 6x6,
- use remote MIDI for selecting Parts and local knobs to select tracks
- song starts, track1 of Part1 is recorded
- when I switch to PartX (not necessarrily Part2) by MIDI command, then
- track1 of Part1 is closed and saved in memory,
- track1 of PartX starts recording.
- I select another TrackX, same workflow as above, TrackX stays selected through all Parts