I’m looking for some clarification of the Hold mode and to understand why the ER-101 seems to be acting differently than I expect it to given what the manual says. It’s possible there’s a bug, but that feels unlikely given the maturity of the firmware…
When in Hold mode, I make the changes I want and press commit once. When I press commit once, the LED should blink until the end of the track, pattern, or step that I am focused on. For example, let’s say I have an 8 step pattern and the focus is on Step. I decide to change the note on step 7. When I press commit, let’s say I hit it on step 3, then LED should blink a couple of times until it hits the end of step 3. When it stops blinking, I am now on step 4, the change has been made, and I will hear the new note when I get back to step 7. The pattern never interrupts and always moves sequentially from 1 to 2, 2 to 3, etc., etc., ad infinitum. If I change a note value, the steps stay the course.
You can probably see where this is leading…
When I edit step 7 and then hit the commit button while I am on step 3, at the end of step 3, I will return to step 1 as if I have hit the reset button. So the order of steps I will have heard is 1>2>3>1. When I get to step 7, I indeed heard the change that I have made, but I had to go back to the beginning to hear it. This also happens when the focus is on pattern as well. If I have 3 patterns and have changed something in pattern 3 and then press commit while on pattern 2, I will go back to pattern 1 like a reset.
Am I missing something?
While I’m at this, and what makes me think it’s a bug, is if I set a loop start point and then do a quantized commit, I always go back to pattern 1, step 1 even if the loop start is in pattern 15. When I finally get back to that point, the loop continues like it should, but I would assume that the intent of the quantized commit is that you stay within the loop that you define. (Though, this brings up that point that you could theoretically never hit end of a track, and therefore, never hear the edit… but, I digress.)
Finally, for reference, I got my ER-101 new on March 2 and it is connected to a 102. They’re running 2.09 and 2.19, respectively. Thanks!