So the classic serge programmer has stage select gate inputs, right?
This is quite cool as it allows the user to select steps in a sequence using trigger outputs.
The programmer becomes something like a note and preset bank.
Now frames has the capability to act as an intuitive and quick programmer but it naturally lacks stage select inputs, instead you have to use voltage to select a stage.
Im imagining a small module with 4-8 gate inputs, each with a potentiometer to set a voltage -5 to +5 volt and a single output.
Now if you patch a gate signal to one of the inputs and the gate goes high, the selected voltage is present at the output until a different input receives a gate (or trigger)
This would allow the user to select keyframes according to a triggers from e.g. the six grids outputs.
If two inputs are triggered at the same time, the lowest-order gate will have the priority.
Basically, you can program six preset keyframes using frames and use them to set up six different sounds in a patch, then play this patch like you would play the sounds on a drum machine.
Im not technically inclined so I’ll ask you guys for advice on the practicability of this, yay or nay?