an mlr hacked by soundcyst for larger monomes
current version: _mlr_cyst_3
the main difference between mlr_cyst and standard mlr is the functionality of the control row. while the standard release of _mlr256 adds 8 rows of samples to the 8 row version, it does not add any additional functionality to the top row, leaving 8 buttons unused.
by taking advantage of these 8 buttons, mlr_cyst adds the following features:
the pattern recorders in mlr_cyst take inspiration from bonanza's repeat, which is a complete overhaul of mlr focused on beat-repeating a la Akai MPC.
the pattern recorders now record group kills and group mutes.
by making use of the shifters, you can now stop a pattern without erasing it, recall the pattern, and overdub new hits.
to more briefly document this, the following will refer to button 8 as PR0, button 6 as S0 and button 7 as S1.
pushing PR0 operates just as before, activating the pattern recorder, and starting recording as soon as the next sample is triggered.
pushing PR0 again also operates as before, stopping and erasing the pattern.
if you've pushed PR0 and have a pattern recorded, holding S0 and pushing PR0 will stop the pattern. this function is not a toggle, so after P0 is stopped, holding S0 and pushing P0 will not do anything. to re-activate the pattern, let go of S0 and push PR0 again.
if PR0 is playing a currently recorded pattern, holding S1 and pushing PR0 will enable overdub recording. overdub recording will start as soon as the next sample is triggered, similar to regular recording. this button combination will not do anything if PR0 is stopped or empty.
holding both S0 and S1 at the same time and pressing PR0 will erase the pattern even if the pattern is stopped. if the pattern is playing, this has the same functionality as simply pressing PR0.
the other new feature is the option to record each group's output as a stereo aif file.
to do this, open up the options window, as you would to record standard output. you'll see that there is now a checkbox to the left of the save button.
check this box, then click save and enter a name for your files. mlr will automatically create 6 files in the location specified named “the-filename-you-entered group 1.aif” thru “the-filename-you-entered group 6.aif”
click “start” to start recording, and then “stop” when you are done, as usual.
there is a possibility that these files may be off from each other by a few milliseconds, so you may have to do some nudging once you bring them into your daw.