Three Things that Messed Up My Workflow Today
I can't see the Beatmaker 3 screen in the sun! Is there a colour scheme setting that I missed somewhere? If not can we please get one. iPads are for bringing somewhere.
In Korg Gadget it is fast and intuitive to copy and paste patterns in scenes. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to take a one bar drum loop and duplicate it over 4 bars in order to add some fills (or when I did it never lined up). I like how in Gadget copying and pasting patterns is a new clear menu -- not trying to drag loop markers, etc. Also, some buttons I seem to use often are several gestures deep (clearing, quantizing, etc.) It would be nice if there was a live mode that focused on the kinds of tasks that are crucial when you are jamming out -- do I have to add a pattern and decide the length, can't I just start recording and have it stop and round out an even bar number when I deactivate record?
So I make this track all day and I go to save it and I'm thinking uh oh, bad feeling. Saving things. Usually I go in to the AUv3's and make user preset saves to make sure my intricate effect tweaks are not lost. But then I thought oh well, I can deal with that. So I do a save, rename the project -- called it "Sun Tunes." I thought I saved it. I mean I worked all day on it and gave it a name. So I close up BM3 and relaunch it thinking -- betcha its not there. And of course, its not there.
Are you sure you want to create a file with a new name and save your complex 4 hour project? What a dumb question -- maybe in the case of an overwrite. I swear I said yes. But then again I couldn't really see that grey on black screen too well.
Beautiful DAW though. So awesome.