OK, let me try to bring it all together in a bundle..
Here is what we have:
a) Modify LEN factor using the LEN encoder in a direct way, or modulate via step events.
b) Modify the number of steps in a track using step skips. Not a modulation target.
c) Modify the time a track takes to play using tempo multipliers. Not a modulation target.
Here is what we (realistically want):
– For a): leave it alone – it’s useful!
– For b): enable the old operating way along with the new way. It conflicts with the track MUT functionanlity, but gives significant speed and as long as the new way works along, it’s not a tragedy.
– For c): make it a modulation target and easy to operate.
So the work is in c). I have some ideas that I need to try out. As always, no guarantees at this point