We’ve seen how to change the pattern loop settings, and how to recall other patterns on the fly temporarily, but there’s another option that let you organize your sequences in a fixed form: the Song Mode.
- 1 USTA
- 1 FALISTRI
- 1 FUMANA (Optional)
- CGM and reverb (Optional)
- Set up a basic usta patch as described in CV, Gate, Length.
- Compose some patterns: see Edit & Performance Mode and Pattern Loop for some ideas.
- Hold ESC and push the pencil button to edit the Song content.
(The guitar-shaped LED will light up red: it means that USTA is still in Pattern mode, but now we are editing the song.)
(The Channel LEDs –CVA, CVB, Length, GTA, GTB– will all become red: now the 16 encoders stand for the 16 song slots.)
- Rotate the encoders to define which pattern will play in which slot.
(The LED arc will light up from left to right: every light corresponds to a pattern from 1 to 16. Once the full arc is lit, keep rotating to access patterns from 17 to 32: the led will progressively turn off from left to right.)
- Push any of the channel button.
(The LEDs will turn green, and now it is possible to define how many times a slot will be repeated.)
- Rotate the 16 encoders and define the repetition number.
- Push the navigation encoder to access the Track Menu.
- Scroll until the Play Mode option, and select Song.
(Now, if the track is in Edit Song Mode, the stage LED:
- will be blue when that slot has a repetition bigger than zero;
- will be red only on the current playing slot;
- will be cyan on the stages that are playing on that pattern.)