Yes, that works pretty well. It's too bad that the software can't take = care of things like that automatically. What I'm eventually going to turn = this piece into is background music for a game. I have a really easy way to determine the "excitement" in the game. I want each pattern to repeat indefinitely until the groove changes (which happens fairly often, = almost always rising), then play its resolution over the next pattern's = beginning. So, segment triggers will work, but is there any easier way to make it happen without explicit triggers? Thanks again! -Anders =20 -----Original Message----- From: directmusic-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:directmusic-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Saul Bottcher Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 7:54 AM To: directmusic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [directmusic] Re: Question about extension measures Hi Anders, > 2. Overlap the resolution chord the follows the first pattern with the > beginning of the next pattern (the use of "End" added in an extra, > non-overlapping measure when I tried it). Yup, that's the expected behaviour. Since you want the chord to overlap: -If the same 2nd pattern always follows the 1st pattern, then you = could double the length of the 2nd pattern, duplicate the notes (to create an artifical 2x repetition), and add the resolution chord to the start of = the 2nd pattern. -If a different 2nd pattern follows the 1st pattern each time, you = could try putting the resolution chord on the very last tick of the 1st = pattern. (You would need to double the length of the 1st pattern and copy the = notes to create an artifical 2x repetition, so the resolution chord only plays = the 2nd time). If the first pattern repeats a random number of times, or is = sometimes not followed by a 2nd pattern, then you may have to do something more complicated. :^) (Any thoughts from other list members?) Saul.