Been scratching my head on this one…here’s a little background on what I’m trying to do.
I spent some time setting up each of the 16 groups as a specific modifier via the slope settings and the non-destructive transforms. Additionally, each mod bus for a group is set up specific to what type of modifier is patched.
For example, if I have a 1V/oct voltage attached to mod-X, I set up the slope to 1.0 for CV-A if the group is targeting pitch. If the group is targeting duration, I set up a non-destructive transform with qt=6 (for 16ths) and a slope of + or - 6.0 so all incoming voltage is multiplied by 6 and then quantized.
Some groups are set to handle pitch elements, some duration, some gate masking, some randomization, and some quantization.
Most importantly, throughout the setup process, I completely ignored adding steps to each group. I focused on what the group was going to do and not which steps it did it to.
My spending the time to set them all up this way came from an observation of my workflow (and perhaps the workflow of the ER-102 in general)…Group step selection and manipulation is attainable very quickly via Euclidean masks, inversion, and rotation. However, group modifier set-up requires very deliberate strategy and planning on what musical goal you’re trying to accomplish.
Put more simply, selecting steps for groups is easily jammable, but group setup and the modifiers and slopes is less jammable and requires some detailed planning, potentially taking you out of the jam mindset
So there I was jamming away with all my newly created groups and came upon a moment where I wanted one group to have the exact same steps as another’s group. Specifically, I had a group that added a duration = dotted eighth notes and another that subtracted it, so I wanted to copy the exact steps from the one group to another, invert that newly pasted group, and BOOM I would be adding and subtracting the exact same amount of duration from a collection of steps, all with one gate-high message. However, when I copied the steps from group to group it copied the modifier info as well, so I had to rebuild the pasted group’s modifier…pause jam.
Hope all the above makes it clear what I’m after. I had the same trouble with deleting groups but found an easy work-around with setting 0 out of X steps with the Euclidean masks. I tried using the masks to copy the exact steps, but this is by no means foolproof and only works with certain Euclidean patterns of certain steps.
Anyways, any guidance would be awesome. Thanks for taking the time to read my long-winded question too