The patch mode determines what settings are affected when a patch is played. The available modes are as follows:
Full mode is recommended for beginners, and for editing patches, but it may not always be what you want. For example, if you're controlling the effects manually during a performance, you might not want your patches to modify the effects. Ask yourself this: if mirroring is on, and I play a patch that doesn't use mirroring, should mirroring automatically turn off? If the answer is yes, use Full mode, otherwise use Geometry mode.
The patch mode can be changed live via keyboard or MIDI, so another option is to switch back and forth, e.g. you could use Geometry mode for jamming, and Full mode for dramatic changes. Playing a patch in Full mode puts all the settings in a known state, which can be helpful if you get confused while using Geometry mode. The patch mode is saved in the playlist.
|Geometry||Parameters, Oscillators||All modes|
|Master Controls||Speed, Zoom, Damping, Trail, Rings, Tempo, Hue Loop Length, Canvas Scale||Full mode only|
|Effects||Origin, Draw Mode (Fill/Outline/X-Ray), Origin Motion, Hue, Mirror, Reverse, Convex, Invert Color, Loop Hue, Pause, Zoom Type||Full mode only|