A few questions

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    First of all I just have to congratulate the Genoqs team: Though I am only in the process of discovering the basic ways of working with Octopus, it is like musical ideas and inspiration is just pouring big time out of its solid construction. It is demanding but so rewarding in so many ways. I just can´t wait to get back and play.

    A few questions (sorry if they are covered in the manual, but I haven´t found them yet).

    (Here I will refer to the "classic" version of LED colours, so everybody can follow.)
    I had a situation today where there was a step in a track that was orange. I could mute the step but the orange LED would be on at all times. When pressing and holding the step, the circle did not display the usual stuff. The lit step only disappeared at some time when I pressed RND for the track.
    So what is up, when a muted step is still lit?

    I have noticed, that stop does not work when you are in step mode. I am sure that there is a good reason, but what are the thoughts behind it?

    I also noticed that ESC does not take you from PAGE to GRID whereas it does take you from STEP to PAGE. Again there must be a good reason, I just havn´t figured it out.


    Hi Lars, here some quick shots..
    A step will be orange (again, in the traditional color scheme) in one of two cases: a) the step holds an event, or
    b) the step holds a chord.

    In the a) case the step may have a note trigger or not. But the event is always active regardless of the note trigger status so it is shown "in the foreground".
    Also, you cannot turn the event off by pressing the step, so the orange light stays.

    In the b) case the step will trigger a chord but only as long as it has a note trigger with it. So you can toggle the step as you normally would.

    In the case of skipped steps, it is a question of preference if you want an event step that is skipped to show red or orange. Consistency says it should be red, since it is skipped. In practice I found it useful to know that there is an event, and where, such as to activate it directly as soon as it is needed. But glad to discuss :-)

    Stop does not work in step mode, indeed. The reason is that the play doesn’t work either. What?? Well, the play buttons (one, two and three triangles) in step mode have the function of multiplying the step length. So the idea is that letting you stop the machine but not restart it is kinda mean..

    ESC is used to always bring you back to page mode. It is not used to take you one level up, but always to page mode of the last visited page, since that is where we accuse you of spending most of your time. As always, ymmv.


    Great, thanks for clearing up my questions.

    It could be that I accidently had created an event. I havent looked into events yet. Looking forward to that.

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