Hi jmcecil,jmcecil wrote:Ok, you forced me to think it through and my conclusion is that you should NOT treat the knob as just a different "more" button...Obviously this conclusion may be one of those things that looks great on a drawing board (or in this case chasing squirrels around my skull).
I think about an Auto-MORE option every time I program One. But I keep getting stuck at the "what to do about messing up the initial parameter value" problem. And, like you, my squirrels keep going back and forth about it.
I think, in the end, I would still like to have Auto-MORE as a feature, but definitely NOT as the default behavior. Here's why:
On synths that don't have a screen readout, grabbing an unused knob ALWAYS wrecks the preset value, and I don't even think twice about it. So, until I'm ready to do uber-fine OCD types of program finessing, I think having the screen follow me around is far more convenient for those who grab knobs quickly and fearlessly.