switch to song mode from another mode, find yourself back @ step 1

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if you have a (longer) song going and need/want to change something in a program or in a sequence
when you do the edit and then switch back to song mode you find yourself not positioned where you left in the song but back to step/sequence 1
this is not very straightforward if you have a (longer) song
you need to scroll to where you were initially
how do you position best/fastest within a song?
the locate buttons don't do anything
the FF/FB buttons just skip bar(s)
you cannot FF/FB sequences, you need to use the screen to scroll down - which is a long way to scroll if you have a 100 sequence/step song going...
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tiger001

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Posted 4 weeks ago

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Eliza, Employee

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Hey tiger001,

Thanks for posting!

I tested this in a Project with 100 Sequences and wasn't able to replicate the behavior you described. I left Song mode on Step 86, made a few edits in the Main view then returned to find Step 86 still selected. If you press Play instead of Play Start then Song Mode will pickup exactly where it left off.

Does this happen even if you exit and reenter Song Mode without making an edit in Main view?
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tiger001

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yes eliza,

this happens all the time
but i exit song mode while the song is not playing
(cause i want to edit a specific sequence, the one where i stopped the song)

could that be the reason?

(it is also possible that i need to press start -after re-entering song mode- to 'jump' to the sequence where i exited song mode, but that is not really my intention - i didn't try that yet)

if i make an edit in a specific sequence, i want to know how this plays/sounds in the song, so i'll start 1 or 2 sequences earlier in the song)

joris
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Eliza, Employee

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Hey Joris!

I tried it again by stopping on Step 20 in Song mode first and then making adjustments to that Sequence in Main Mode. When I went back to Song mode Step 20 was still selected and in the list's focus. It may be that you're pressing Play Start instead of Play which will revert to the first Step.

If you try this and are still having trouble, let me know. I'll have to do a little more digging to see what's causing the issue.
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tiger001

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hey eliza,

still the same problem
i'm not pressing play start neither play and the song return to step 1
if i press start the song plays from step 1, not from the one i left when exiting song mode

f y i , i'm entering song mode by double clicking next seq button