I made an account explicitly to voice support for the idea of allowing extended monitoring/sequencing without paging.
That’s the TL;DR, time for the long version:
As a composer of linear, classically-minded music (but with plenty of overlap into the modular, generative, & loop-based territory) who has struggled to find the right sequencer (and whose knowledge of theory goes quite a distance beyond my capacities as a pianist), this device -almost- solves every one of my problems. It’s missing the usual limitations without spiraling into being overwhelming and clumsy to use, and in many ways it seems capable of replacing piano roll or sheet music for me, with the immediacy necessary for translating thought into sound.
The only hang-up I have is that, having only 16 steps visible at a time (unless I am willing to view fewer tracks at a time) is very limiting and makes the process much less immediate, and much less capable of creating contrapuntal, complex pieces, which the multitrack sequence mode is otherwise perfect for.
This is a problem I have with every sequencer except the Polyend Seq (which struggles with pattern chaining) and the Misa 32 (which has little documentation and seems difficult to track down online). Even 32 steps feels only half-way there to me, but is close enough that I’m willing to concede. The option to buy (or DIY) additional banks of 16×8 (preferably without having to shell out for an entire additional sequencer), or to buy a 32 or 64 ×8 version of the sequencer, would absolutely remove the Polyend Seq from my wish list and be an instant pre-order from me.
I know that, in the current market, this idea may seem a bit out of step or over the top, but it would make y’all pretty much the only sequencer on the market capable of pulling in the linear, non-beatmaker types (who currently struggle our way through the clumsiness of mouse & keyboard), and would make me your #1 fan!!
PS: thanks for being one of the most active & user-facing development teams I’ve seen.