Drum sequencer emulating roland-style pattern programming.
created by Stretta
A pattern can have up to 16 steps, but any length up to 16 steps. One pattern can be written while another is playing.
The top row determines which pattern is playing.
The second row determines which pattern you are editing. This is so you can edit one pattern while playing another - it is deigned to be played 'live'
If you hold down an edit button while entering a step, TR-256 drills this edit down to all layers. This enables you to make one master pattern, then make individual variations on that pattern live.
The third row is the pattern length of the currently edited pattern. The length of the pattern is editable. If all 16 are lit, this is a 16 step pattern.
The rest of the buttons simply edit the currently selected pattern. Each horizontal row outputs a MIDI note. Lit LEDs trigger the MIDI notes at that step location.
Although this app is primarily a 256 app, it should also mostly work on other units. If you're using a 64 or 40h, you'll see 'half' of the steps. You can set the loop length to the eighth LED and you'll get sensible results.
TR-256 evolved into residue.
Developers in the community could make an optimized version for smaller monomes - the loop length could be rethought or moved to the bottom, etc.
The video for ”residue,” a derivative app, is also helpful for TR-256: