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Understanding the poly sequencer

Understanding the poly sequencer
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:37:19 PM »
I have a couple of simple (?) questions about the poly sequencer after fooling around with it yesterday.

How does it know when to reset/where to loop?  For instance - say I enter a simple 4 step sequence from my keyboard. I hit play and it loops those 4 steps. Looking at the editing screen, it shows those 4 steps and then 60 steps of rests, but I don't see any indication of a reset step or anything like I do with the gated sequencers. So how does it know to loop those 4 steps, but not play the subsequent rests? What if I want it to play all those rests? Or if I decide I want it to loop after 3 steps instead of the initial 4? It occurs to me as I'm typing - maybe it just loops where ever you hit play after being in record mode? I guess I'll test that theory later.

I'm also curious how notes get distributed to the 'tracks' when entering a sequence. If I enter a 6 note chord on a single step, is there any rhyme or reason as to which notes go to which of the 6 tracks in the poly sequencer?