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13.2.3 Step Edit - Normal Mode


By Default, an initial Pattern comes without any Automation Events.

In Step Edit - Normal Mode, if you create a single Automation event (set a Parameter value at a particular Step), then the Parameter gets set at this Step and it keeps its value until some later Step sets a new value. The Parameter actually keeps the value, because there’s no other Event in the Sequence, which sets another value.

Depending on what you want to achieve, this behaviour might be essential, e.g. if you want to set Key Steps for the Auto-Complete Parameter Automation feature.

(see Chapter: Auto-Complete Parameter Automation)

In other situations it might be better to initialize all Steps with the base value of a particular Parameter first, e.g. if you want to keep a Parameter value over the complete Pattern length and you only want to change it on a particular Step.

To set a value on all Steps, and then just change on one or more particular Steps (e.g. to play a sample backwards at some steps while all other steps play it forward), you have to initialize the Automation of the desired Parameter in advance. You can initialize all Steps for a Parameter …

• … using the the Initialize Parameter Automation function (see Chapter: Initialize Parameter Automation)

• … or, if you don’t want to care about the initialization, by using the Step Edit - Auto-Init Steps Mode

In the Step Edit - Auto-Init Steps Mode, if you create the first Step Value for a particular Parameter, all Steps get automatically initialized with the base value of the edited Parameter. (see Chapter: Step Edit - Auto-Init Steps Mode)

Important Note:

If you want to set Key Steps to be used for the Auto-Complete Parameter Automation, the Auto-Init Steps Mode must be disabled. With the Auto-Init Steps Mode enabled, all Steps get automatically initialized, which means in fact, there are no more gaps to be auto completed.

(see Chapter: Auto-Complete Parameter Automation)

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