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+1 on Noah's idea for some kind of HotSwitch morph parameters – I was
actually just about to post some ideas on that in a separate thread but
saw it here.
I imagine a HotSwitch transition/morph mode would need to be set up
at preset-level as opposed to a global setting; perhaps the settings
could be a sub-menu accessed the same way as the [HOTSW CLEAR] function
by pressing both the HotSwitch and the encoder – and then drilling down
further from there.
From there, perhaps a [HOTSW MODE] menu could be available, where you could select:
- TOGGLE – the current default HotSwitch Mode
- MORPH – the ability to have the two sets of HotSwitch
parameter values change by a determined rate over time. Depending on how
the TEMPO Mode was set for the preset at hand, it could be set by
either seconds or be note-length based, similar to the various algo's
From there, there could maybe also be a [MORPH CURVE] menu, where you could select:
- LINEAR – the parameter changes occur in a smooth linear manner between the two sets of values.
- EXPONENTIAL – the parameter changes sweep through initially slowly, and pick up speed towards the end of the morph.
Of course, one could argue that you can already achieve these kinds
of changes using an expression pedal. However, having the ability morph
between two sets of values over time like this would give us even more
creative control flexibility simultaneously.
For example: imagine a preset based on the Shimmer algo where the
SIZE parameter could be controlled this way, while the A and B
pitch-shifters could be controlled Whammy-style with an expression
pedal, with the preset set to Tempo Mode.
Then imagine you step
on the HotSwitch right on the down-beat: the SIZE parameter could slowly
increase over, say, four or eight (or more) bars in a near-precise
manner….while leaving your feet free to get crazy with the
pitch-shifting using the expression pedal. I imagine a LOT of really
wild, creative tones could be achieved this way.