What I’m trying to do is copy a pattern while it is playing to another pattern, and then switch to that new copy — all seamlessly while the sequencer is running.
Basically - I’ve made something I like live, I want to mutate it further, but keep what I’ve got so I can go back to it - perhaps much later (so I know about Save/Reload Ptn, but that only seems good for short excursions…)
So, while things are running, I get out of GRID RECORDING (where I seem to spend all my time), and press [FUNC] + [RECORD] , and I copy the current pattern. Then I switch to an empty pattern, and press [FUNC] + [STOP] to paste. This results in one of two bad outcomes:
the sequencer switches before I can do the paste operation, so there are a few beats of silence (the new pattern is empty), before the paste happens.
the sequencer hasn’t switched before the paste, so the paste just pastes over the first pattern (a no-op), then it finally switches to the new pattern, and get nothing ('cause it’s empty)
This is REALLY undesirable in a live situation.
In the manual, on p.34:
After selecting a pattern, and before releasing any key, [RECORD], [PLAY] and [STOP] can be pressed to copy, clear or paste patterns.
This looks like just the thing, but I can’t get this to work. I think that is telling me to press [PTN], then press and hold a trig, and finally press [STOP] to paste. This always just stops the sequencer, whether or hold [PTN] throughout the operation.