I'm trying to do something with my MODX7 that seems like it should be easy but I'm getting lost. Here's what I'd like to do:
When playing live, I like to be able to switch instruments quickly in the middle of a song with a single button. So my understanding is that I should create a Performance that has the instruments I want (say, organ, piano, electric piano, etc.) each in a separate channel, and then I can assign each channel to a separate Scene. This works fine, i.e., I can start the song in Scene 1, play Organ for a while, the tap the Scene 2 button to switch set up a Piano solo, etc. So far so good.
But here's where I'm stuck. What I'd like is when I select Scene 2 (Piano) I want the MODX to automatically play a short phrase, say 4 bars, that I record. I want the riff to play only once, NOT loop or repeat, and then stop. (Or alternatively switch to Scene 2, then play a key to start the sequence.) When the phrase is done, the instrument should be left in Piano channel.
I'm thinking the "right" way to do this is to use a Pattern for the 4 bar riff and add it to Scene 2. But it seems like Patterns always repeat/cycle when they get to the end, which is not what I want. Is there a way to disable the repeat? Or is there another way to accomplish this? Maybe with Song mode? Or create a separate Performance for each instrument part? Arpeggios?
I'm farily new to the MODX7 so appreciate any help.