First, there is a mistake in my last post. You have 64 patterns per group. You can change the pattern bank: 1. in the Software by clicking on the downwards arrow on the left side on the selected group. (The 'blue row' over the sounds. 2. with the controller by pressing the 'Pattern' button (and holding it) and pressing the four buttons over the right display. And your other problem, I understood it like this: In the software it looks like this: _______|Scene1 | Scene2 | Group A|Drums A|Drums A variaton| Group B| Bass A |Bass A variation| Group C|Piano A |Piano A variation| So, the variation Patterns must be new patterns and you want to copy the pattern A to Pattern B and make variations in Pattern B, right? So, you just copy the pattern and do it? You can right click on a pattern in the software (the blue row again) and click on copy and then on another pattern and paste it so you duplicated the pattern. Or you do it with the controller. You press the pattern button and keep it pressed. Then you select the pattern you want to copy and then you press the third function button, duplicate. (The third over the left display). Then Maschine will copy your selected into the next empty pattern. After copying the pattern you want you go to the copy and edit it. And then you use the first pattern for the first scene and the second (copied) pattern for the second scene. I hope you understand what I mean and I hope I under stood what you wanted to know! And sorry for my english Cheers!