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0000054OpenMPTFeature Requestpublic2020-02-08 15:19
Reporterharbinger Assigned To 
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Summary0000054: Jump to Sequence command

I often compose my music in movements (ToB says she also does her EDM by section), and we use MPTM sequences for doing this. Speaking for myself, i'd like to be able to continue the song from Sequence to another, especially when recording, but also during playback.
I'd like to see an extension of the Position Jump command (Bxx) so that this can be done. I think the best way without inventing a new command is to create a new case for the Parameter Extension command (#xx), where xx would be the Sequence number to jump to. Then the Bxx command would jump to Position xx, as in this example:

.. .. ... B00 (jump to Order 0)
.. .. ... #01 (of Sequence 1)

I believe channels are reset when switching to new sequences, and i would need this to be bypassed (so that the same note and instrument memories, SFx assignments, etc. are remembered from one Sequence to another).

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Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2010-12-17 16:43

administrator   ~0000026

This has been mentioned before, but it does not match the concept of Sequences. Sequences are thought to be independent songs which are not linked in any way (unless you see the shared samples/instruments as a "link").
If your songs are connected so closely that the ability to jump between them automatically, I'd suggest to use one sequence and put end markers ("---") between the different parts.



2010-12-17 17:25

reporter   ~0000027

That would be a fine solution if i had the option to play from the last marker. I use Sequences for separate movements of a suite so i don't have to listen to the whole song when i press Play (altho i DO need to hear it from the past few measures).
Sequences may have started out being separate "songs" within the track, but with a little evolution, they can be chained together, since they obviously share enough similar attributes (samples and instruments) to be included in one module...

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2020-02-08 15:19

administrator   ~0004202

I still don't like the concept of sequence jumping, but in the meantime (well, a few years ago) a new feature has made it into the pattern editor which seems to solve the problem you describe: Playback locking. That way, you can restrict playback to a specific set of patterns (the movement you want to edit) and don't always have to listen from the start. Would that be a workable solution for your use case?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-12-17 15:12 harbinger New Issue
2010-12-17 16:43 Saga Musix Note Added: 0000026
2010-12-17 17:25 harbinger Note Added: 0000027
2010-12-17 20:12 Saga Musix Severity minor => feature
2010-12-17 20:12 Saga Musix OS XP =>
2010-12-17 20:12 Saga Musix Platform Windows =>
2010-12-17 20:12 Saga Musix Summary REQUEST: Jump to Sequence command => Jump to Sequence command
2020-02-08 15:19 Saga Musix Note Added: 0004202