I got this idea from recording midi in Reaper, and thought it would be something that could be incorporated into Maschine. In Reaper, there is a feature of recording "takes". I'll give an example- I would hit record at the beginning of my loop. I leave it recording for 5 repetitions of the loop and stop recording half way through the 6th repetition. When I stop playing, all the takes have been saved in a block of midi data- (each take can be highlighted for playback) As I'm recording, obviously there is no playback of recorded sounds as I'm playing. When I finish, I can listen to the different takes by highlighting them during playback. The reason I LOVE this feature, is because I can press record on the selected loop, and keep playing until I know I have some good takes in there. It means I can keep playing until I feel in the flow, and get a natural sounding take. It struck me that the "patterns" in Maschine were very similar to the "takes" in Reaper. So in Maschine, I'm suggesting a record mode which would record in the same way described above, but instead of takes like above, they would be saved as different patterns within a group in Maschine. Another feature to make this even more user friendly, would be to select how many takes/patterns will be saved. So for example, if I selected '4', the last 4 takes played before pressing stop will be saved as 4 patterns. Everything else will be discarded. This means I could play for 3 minutes, closing my eyes, gettin real soulful, and when I know I've just played some gold, I press stop, and the last 4 loops of my playing will be saved as 4 patterns. This would be really useful to me, I don't know about anyone else!