This version might need a bit more explaining than the first one:
You start out in song mode. Holding down X and pressing the arrow keys, you can choose a pattern to enter for any given part, for any given bar. Then press O (OK, Z) to jump into that pattern. You can edit all drum parts together for that pattern, then after jumping back out into song mode, you're free to mix and match patterns for different parts. (I'm hoping it'll be easier to build them up this way.)
Alas, as this can only update a few dozen times per second, the tempo is hardwired to 75 BPM, and a bit wonky. But you can choose between three swing (shuffle) amounts: 50% (none); 58% (half); and 66% (full). That's about it, I hope you like it!
Yeah, the idea is you can mix and match patterns, or build them up part by part... But when making them in the first place, you'd probably want to hear the context of the whole thing, all the parts at once. In my mind, this is a useful way of doing it, but in Pico practice it might be a bit too counter-intuitive, so I'm still mulling it over... 😄
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