I come from the mpc60. And I never had this problem…
Let’s say I am working on an 8bar pattern, and recording in some very long, sustained, 8bar long pads, chords, strings or fx sounds. (it could even be just 4bar or 6bar long).
If I try to record these long sustained 8bar long notes or chords, on let’s say starting on the up-beat of the last 8th bar, or even 7th bar, or even on the one on the 5th bar… it’ll totally cut off when the 8bar pattern repeats on the next go around.
Musically, this handicaps creativity and kybd playing big time… this forces you to only be able to play long sustained notes/chords/pads/strings (esp. that are the same length as pattern) starting on the one of bar1. Which, will make the song/jam sound pretty boring and dull.
My ex-mpc60 never had this problem.
It always recorded the exact time the notes were held down, and never got cut-off on the next go-around loop.
Heck, even better, you could actually record notes longer than the pattern length itself…
ie: if you were working on an 8bar pattern, you could hold down and record a string that was let’s say 32 or 64 bars long.
Of course, during regular looping pattern mode of an 8bar pattern, it would keep “stacking” that super long sustained note/s and cause polyphony (and sound) issues… but, during song-mode, it works perfectly and is super useful for strings of very long pads (since it’s not looping the same pattern anymore… ie, you only have that long pad/string inside only one pattern within song-mode).
Can you please add this feature? …to be able to record long midi notes without being cut-off upon next pattern loop?
And, if possible (and even better!), make it be able to record super long notes, longer than the pattern itself? (like the example above… say an 8bar pattern, but recording a long 16-64bar sustained note within that pattern… for song-mode)