Drambo's built-in PADS/KEYS could include an "Audition" ON/OFF toggle for clean live step recording
As an avid elektron Digitakt/Digitone user, I've grown very familiar with the components involved in order to be able to build a groove without ever triggering an unwanted note or having to stop the beat.
One of these crucial components is the capacity to be able to effectively configure all the information relevant for a given step on a given track, including its pitch (or pitches if it's a chord), without having the step's pitch(es) be audible until all of the step's parameters have been configured to the user's preference including but not limited to:
- timing offset
It is very apparent that Drambo is heavily inspired by the workflow refined with the elektron machines and that's awesome. With that said, considering that close to all of the elements of this workflow have already been put together to enable Drambo as a live musical instrument/system I do not understand why a button to disable note audition hasn't been included.
Even though it would be ideal, my request is NOT even about adding functionality similar to elektron's "Trigless Trigs".
Instead my goal is simply:
[WHILE THE SEQUENCER IS PLAYING] To be able to tell the step sequencer at least the pitch that I want for a step that I intend to to add subsequently (whether it's a single note or a chord) without having Drambo systematically/invariably play whichever note I happen to be pressing on the keys/pads to define that pitch, as my KEYS/PADS presses will generate unwanted audio that will ruin the flow of music.
When I'm using the step sequencer, I'm in a programming mindset, not in a "live performance unquantized recording" mindset. In that context it is not appropriate for notes that are not synchronized to the beat in a deliberate manner to be heard UNLESS I'm using Drambo typically by myself in a manner where I explicitly want to audition pitches in real time to choose relevant ones without having to wait for the sequencer to cycle to the step that's going to have the pitch I'm configuring.
I really hope it's just me that hasn't found the option and that someone can enlighten me on how to do this, but I went through the manual, tried Google searches and couldn't find anything conclusive.
If I remember correctly though I DID find information somewhere on what appeared to be an older version of Drambo with a button named "TRIG" that I can no longer find in the current version, perhaps that was the magical button that did what I've been looking for?