I've made some unofficial modifications to the firmware that may be of interest:
tempo mode : pattern plus encoder adjusts swing (submitted to the firmware maintainer as I think this is helpful for all?).
random generator: random button which quickly changes the seed on each press but keeps your other settings
Beat Generator (called QuickRandom for now) that has buttons for :
- sparse, medium or nearly full gate patterns
ideal for hitting over and over to get something you like.
- "Beats" key which cycles through common rhythm motif's
- "Notes" key which generate random notes (no smarts to it yet) but keeps the notes in an approx. 3 octave span.
Open to your input and suggestions.
After I learn the code organization more I want to create a generator that randomizes notes and gates at the same time (or generators that in general take the contents of other tracks into consideration when generating their output).
Would also like to build a mini-grids that puts common beat patterns on multiple tracks with a single interface.
https://github.com/jstefani/performer/t ... l_features
The code and built setup are really easy to get started with btw if you have thought about working on it. i can share my pre-built firmware if needed.