FWIW, the developer is very open to feature requests during the beta stage … two or three major innovations are occurring by the the week, including several requested by yours truly.
To give a flavor … in addition to the 12 sequencers, any or all running in sync, there is now a feature enabling an octave of semi note pitch shifting of the entire sequence on the keyboard. Sequences are individually enabled or not to respond to pitch shifting … so, for example, you can prevent your drum sequences from shifting pitch.
Additionally each sequence has a ‘snap to scale’ feature, called ‘squash 2 scale,’ so that for example you can change all your melodic sequences to phrygian mode … with the ability to specify how notes on each sequence should respond when a non-scale note is encountered in the grid, i.e., go up, down, cycle, etc. So you can now use the pitch shift to diatonically shift your sequence to different scale notes, and, with the inclusion of midi thru, play the internal synths while recording the midi output of each sequence … or triggering other modules, if you prefer. Each sequence becomes available for as many harmonically correct additional note starting places as you can find among the 12 semitones.
If anyone is interested in using the internal synths, which are very good sounding romplers, in addition to the master bus where fx is inserted, each sequence’s synth can be routed to direct audio out … so you can track each sequence individually.
Vortex is an amazing and ambitious instrument. Better take a serious look and get in on the current prerelease discount if you are interested.