I thought a little bit about my favorite theme triggering things in mulch and make mulch a little easier and faster in the musical process. God thanks there appear two pieces of a possible solution: The container for sub-patches and the way you can program the synth twin2 (from fabfilter) combined with patterns. (no midi used)
My idea was to have a window in the patcher to contain a subpatch, which can be fold or unfold, which have (unfold) two touch-points within the frame (something like mulchs 8x8 mixer) at the top and the same again at the bottom,
and it keeps at least one musical phrase with the help of internally automation.
The window (fold) is a “8x8 mixer”. You can´t see the inside.
Now, how to program? There are patterns in the property-window of the container to control movements of the knobs and sliders in the sub-patch-contraptions like the normal automation.
It comes to twin2. Here are envelopes and LFOs, which can be assign to the main knobs or within each others knobs to make together complex movements.
In the mulch container you could assign 4 LFOs, 4simple plus 4 bigger envelopes to the wanted knob. Within these, too.(example: right-click +“automate with container”+3.LFO instead of just right-click+“automate”)
The envelopes are the patternbased ones. The LFOs run freely, if they should do.
To internally automate the snapshots of a sub-patch-contraption there have to be a tiny flag-automation in the container-property-window.(this automation must not be as precise as the others )
-the container has its own snapshots
-one field in the property-window allows you to automate, when the sequence and the contraptions should start to play and loop if you want. A normal on/of- automation(flags with cross)
-all can be automated normally, the contraptions and their container.
-the 8x8 mixer (bottom) is replaceable by any mixer ,or a patch with a mixer can be embedded
-The simple ASR V1V2V3V4(attack/sustain/release)envelopes have four “velocity”-stages which define the sustain-level. You push the patternfield 3times,(it gets light-green to grass-green to bluegreen)to get a trigger and velocity-stage 3!
The bigger ADSHR-L-(ADS/Hold/R-----Level) have a trigger-pattern and a ties-pattern.
-The ADR-velocities are normal knobs (again: they could be automated)
I think its better and more mulch than the midi-southpole