I was thinking more about this trick, which I use all the time any more. I was going to write a new post but turns out that I already wrote it.
With the Stoermelder 8Face Mk2 this can go to a whole new level because you can save different scales & chords and recall them. I’m starting to use this as a way to modulate harmonically.
As much as I love sound design in rack, it’s the sequencing tools that I put the most time into exploiting, because they make it easy to get cool results, that are more complex than what I’d make either playing or dropping notes into the piano roll in Live.