Filterstep : sync the playhead

I’m using filterstep in Loopy pro. It works great but the playhead within filter step always starts from wherever it left off rather than the start of the sequence, ao it’s never in sync with the track. Ie If i play a bar of a sample in loopy I want filterstep to play from the start to the end of the sequence, not start part way through.

Is there a way of forcing it to do that?

I’m on IOS by the way

Hello louisandthecat,
Thanks for reaching out. This is made by design as Filterstep is a sequencer designed to be in Sync with your DAW/Host app.

We can definitely introduce a second play/follow mode with one of our upcoming updates.

Thank you for your patience!

Hi there

Thanks for the reply.

I’m still a bit confused - I’m saying I want it to be in sync (or more specifically in phase and in sync) with my host app, but I can’t get it in sync.

By this, I mean that I want beat 1 in Filterstep to be in sync with beat 1 of my host app.

How do I do this?


Just bumping this - any ideas?

This should be done automatically,
Can you please share a screenshot of your setup so we can try and replicate the problem?


FYI I’ve been experiencing a similar thing (using Ableton Live on Windows 10).

I actually can’t tell if it’s restarting from where it last left off, or if it’s 1 step before where it should. I’m assuming it’s 1 step before, but it might be that the actual sequence of filter steps it starting where it left off while the visual playhead is in the correct position and it’s throwing my sense of time off. (suppose I could figure it out for sure with a slow tempo and very short sequence… I’ll probabaly do that later)

Anyway, this is specifically when I’m in Arrangement view – from a fresh open, I can play a song, and the Filterstep playhead will be in sync. Then if I do a full Stop by pressing the Stop button twice, then start playing again, it’s out of sync (or rather out of “phase” as OP says). If I Pause then Play again, it corrects the issue and it’s back in phase. It’s only when I do the full Stop that this occurs – pressing Stop and then playing again doesn’t do it, and pausing/playing again doesn’t do it.

Also, when I Pause or press Stop once, the visual playhead on Filterstep disappears (as intended I presume), but I noticed that when I press Stop the 2nd time for the full stop, the playhead sometimes very briefly flickers at the position where it last was.

Thanks for the detailed analysis.
We will investigate and correct with an update.

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