Assuming you keep the step count to 16 steps 1 bar, is there a technique for a step triggering only every 16 bars? The max for a trigger spark is 8 bars.
Plus what is the point of having a trigger spark being set to 1 when it fires every step anyway? Seems like a missed opportunity to set 1 to every 16 bars.
Would love to hear anyone’s techniques with step components…
My latest one to have low probability random is to use a trigger spark set to random combined with a velocity component set to mute and also trigger randomly so the two randoms overlap and the sound is made less frequently.
There is another option, that works in certain situations. You can use the “jump” step component with the “component spark” to repeat a section of the sequence several times. If you have the jump set to trigger every time apart from the last (you can do this by pressing the number multiple times when selecting the step component), you can repeat a section up to 8 times. This extends the pattern while keeping the resolution. You can do this with multiple jumps together, which has a multiplicative effect on the length of the pattern. Does that make sense?
Yeah, pulse and hold are both useful for extending the length, although it starts to get a bit more difficult to reason about. I usually resort to using a pen and paper to make sure I’m doing what I intended to do, although that’s part of the fun for me!