Over the weekend I thought of an idea for a new feature on Scales that I think would be fun and interesting to use. I just wanted to share it here to see if anyone else likes the idea or has any opinions on how it could be made better.
The basic concept is a note “bucket” or “pool” mode where the notes of the selected scale are removed from the scale one by one as they are selected until all of the notes have been played. As each note in the scale is selected, it’s eliminated from the “pool”. Then when the last note in the pool is selected, the pool is reset to include all selected notes again. This would mean that each note would only play once per cycle. I think this would have a different feel to the other modes that would provide some nice musically random results. I think Elektron has this as an arpeggiator option on the A4 and Octatrack and calls it Cycle or Shuffle.
This could be accessed in the Config menu by long-pressing the TRIG A button, and would then be indicated by a flashing light so you can still see if TRIG A is activated. I don’t think it would make sense for OUT B unless DUAL mode was active. Then in regular operation the notes could dim to 50% once eliminated, or flash between regular and dim. What do you all think?