I do a particular "chill music" live gig every week where the entire list of songs are sequenced in pattern mode on my MotifXF. The songs are made of of 3-5 patterns that are 4 or 8 bars in length, and the arrangement is then created on the fly by muting and un-muting tracks, and moving to different patterns when it feels right.
I'm thinking about adding Cubase, on a laptop, as a MIDI slave. (mostly for fun, and for extra VST sounds).
As you can tell from the scenario, at a maximum, I have sequenced only 32 bars of music, or so, per song. Ideally, I would create a Cubase song that would be of equal length, with the bars corresponding to the pattern lengths, sizes of the patterns on the XF.
Will Cubase follow the patterns? In other words, If I played pattern A (four bars) and looped it, will Cubase also loop bars 1-4 . . . and then, if I jump to pattern B, 8 bars in length, and loop, will Cubase also loop bars 5-12 of the Cubase song? ( I hope I've explained this clearly).
Another possibility - - I would create ONE Cubase song only, with many tracks, and I could mute/unmute tracks as needed on a per song basis. Would this work?