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What functions other than velocity is possible tweak per step in sequencer mode?

On the Akai Force, in the sequencer, what parameters are you able to modulate per step other than velocity? I'd love to be able to modulate more parameters per step like after touch, LFO amount, ect. Basically anything that can recieve a macro.
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  • Hey Dannyomalley,

    Thanks for posting!

    You can assign specific values for parameters to specific locations in a sequence by using automation. With that in mind, just about anything can be tweaked per step.

    In order to automate a specific parameter on a track in your sequence, first open Mixer and set automation for that track to Write. Write is represented by a red W icon next to the record enable button. Before getting started, I would recommend familiarizing yourself with how automation works by referring to page 71 of the Force's user guide.

    When a track is enabled for writing automation, you should first assign parameters that are to be automated to the knobs so you can dial in values as the sequence plays. To do this, select the track on which you want to record automation, hold Shift and press the Knobs button. This screen will allow you to assign functions to knobs that you can then automate as the sequencer plays.

    When you want to stop writing automation, return to Mixer and toggle automation to Read (green R icon). If you want to turn automation off, set the automation icon so it is white. You can fine tune automation values with the List View in a clip. More information about List View can be found on page 131 of the Force's user guide.

    I hope that helps you!
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  • This is helpful as a work around, but for those of us who find the Event mode more intuitive than the list mode it's a bit complicated. If we could add the a lane of macro values like there are velocity values per note in event mode that would be a smoother process. The piano roll is a lot more intuitive for musicians with a DAW background.
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