We had a Push issue that came up in a studio session recently.
While in Session Mode, we armed the Arrangement Record button at the screen with the intent to 'capture everything', including live drum pad playing alongside clip playback. The problem was that while we were recording to Arrangement, we couldn't play anything live while our clip was playing unless we were recording to the clip.
Ultimately, I feel we should be able to play 'thru' the clip to record the Arrangement, even while the clip is playing back.
I'll upload a video to show you what i mean:http://youtu.be/eV-kisHV0dQ
As long as we aren't recording to Arrangement, we can riff on our drum loops however we want. But when we are recording to Arrangement, we are basically prevented from playing anything live. Only when we start recording to the Clip itself (or stop recording to the Arrangement) we can play sounds again.
But what if we want to record our riffing an open-ended phrase over a two-measure clip? What if we don't want to loop everything we're playing into a clip, only capture it as a long-form linear idea? What if, in our case, we want to improvise a full drumbeat to a session that's already been sequenced and flow with the sequence? Duplicating the phrase and making new clips seems an inefficient methodology compared to just capturing it neatly in Arrangent via the tried-and-true 'Arrangement Record' button.