tbh id hate those features, unless they were "off" as standard, what i do is always make pattern 8 in any bank blank with 16 steps, so that way it only makes noise when i press a bank i want, maybe you should try this.
As for pattern via midi, its a nice idea but its not really needed is it? i mean half the fun of the x0x is changing patterns manually, at least in my studio it is
It would be off as standard, as long as you don't send a midinote to it you can also change pattern on the keyboard of the x0xb0x itself like you are used to. In my studio this feature has more use then ie a pattern of 32 steps. With this feature I can intergrate the x0xb0x in my midisetup and automate it just like my other gear.
Posts: 7 Also if you're going to change patterns via MIDI a more standardized way would be to do it on program change.
Why would you use program change? I'd rather type a midi note instead of drawing cc messages. And you can retrigger a pattern very fast with midinotes for wild/glitchy sequencing, this would be more difficult with program changes.