Yeah…I’m aware that there are ways to sort of do it. The problem with all of these workarounds is that you have no reliable feedback if you are not on the screen that shows the trigger circle.
Here are some examples of why I would like to have this capability:
Addac Latching Gates module could control a 4 different loopers. 1 latch for engage, 1 latch for punch (there are 8 latching buttons). The physical state of the buttons would reliably provide feedback - if it was down, then the engage or punch would be active, no guess work. It would allow you to control several loopers/players without confusion.
Another scenario: using @rbeny 's ultraviolet plugin - the freeze button doesn’t show you if the sample looper underneath is recording or not. If you could somehow link this to a latching gate, it would provide an experience closer to the Clouds freeze button.
@bc3 - I also use Walk that way, with Momentary output and watch Toggle indicator to provide feedback, but they sometimes get out of sync and have to be set up again. That being said, Walk has been the best option for me so far.
Anyways, I hope that clears up why I think this would be a useful option/setting.