I have an idea for Stages that I would like to try or propose (as it most likely will be beyond my abilities.)
Somewhat analogously to Enhanced Sequencer mode, a GATED RED (looping?) segment followed by UNGATED GREEN LOOPING segments would form a harmonic block of LFOs, where the GATE IN of the first segment would be propagated simultaneously to all the following segments, which could then div/mult the clock as in usual SINGLE GATED LOOPING GREEN behavior.
The POT of seg 1 could be a div/mult of the clock coming in, and thus the whole system could be sped up or slowed down together.
When the CV signal or slider of seg 1 goes high, the clock is stopped and all LFOs are re-set. When the CV or slider goes low, the system runs.
I’m not sure what the output of the first segment could be–perhaps just a copy of the clock coming in to the gate after it’s div/mult by the POT of seg 1. (Or maybe, wild, but if the OUT of seg 1 was patched back into the GATE of seg 1, then the POT of seg 1 could be tempo of a self-generated clock?)
Maybe the processor can’t handle this? – But I think it can? The easter egg is basically harmonic oscillators.
Maybe the architecture isn’t set up for the clean resetting of the LFO? – This is what I don’t know.
Maybe this interferes with another already established behavior? – Not sure, but I don’t think so? Like, “if seg 1 is RED && THEN ALL LOOPING GREEN in gated group, then THIS MODE,” kind of just like Enhanced Sequencer?
“Why not just use an external mult to patch a looping green LFO out to the gates of several other looping greens?” – It’s messy and you can’t reset the LFOs to sync phase.
“Is this even fun?” – Yes, I’ve tried it with external mults going to all the gates and it’s super fun, but you can’t sync the LFOs phase.
Anyway, this is what I’ve been working on. Thank you all for reading this!