The topic was discussed a while ago in this thread Confusion with 102 Group and I’d like to bring it up again as feature request.
The concept of Groups is one of my favorite features of the ER-102, but I’m still struggling with the question:
Why are all Groups always active simultaneously?
Currently we have to use the Group Modifiers to create non destructive variations of a Pattern. If we ignore Slope, we have 3 variables (x, y, z) with binary states (low/high), so we can create
2^3 = 8 states: 1 neutral state (no transform) + 7 non-destructive variations.
With Group On/Off switches for each of the 16 Groups we could create
2^16 = 65536 states:1 neutral state (no transform) + 65535 non-destructive variations.
When playing with Group transforms I always think that on/off switches for Groups would open up a whole new world of flexibility. Would it be possible to implement “bypassing” individual Groups or are there technical/conceptual reasons against it?