The digis don’t have song mode. Sad. Here’s an idea that I’ve been kicking around for a while. I wonder if anyone has tried it?
I was going to reply to this thread, but I know I’d just get lost in the mayhem over there. I’m starting this thread to avoid arguments about whether song mode should exist or what other devices are better because they provide it.
Song Mode In A Box would be some software running on a computer (ideally on a dedicated piece of hardware. Maybe a raspberry pi. Maybe a microcontroller). It connects to the digibox via midi and has several modes of operation:
It could play an editable sequence of patterns on the digit box by sending transport and pattern change events via midi. How does it know when to send the pattern change events? I guess it could receive clock/tempo from the digi and send the pattern changes at just the right time.
It could be set to record the pattern changes (and I guess other events) from your performance on the digi. You could then modify them if desired and play them back as above.
Maybe this has already been done. Maybe it’s not possible. From what little I know, I think but should be possible.