[Ardour-Users] MIDI velocity editing facilities
f.rech at yahoo.fr
Tue Sep 20 10:16:06 PDT 2011
Le 20/09/2011 16:17, Nando a écrit :
> Need not to say I'm willing to give any help I can!
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Nando <nandinga at gmail.com
> <mailto:nandinga at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi people!
> I was writing a feature request in Mantis, but after filling it,
> thought that it should come here first for discussion. Copy&paste
> follows :)
> *0004324: A3 should have MIDI velocity editing facilities*
> Not sure if it is the time now (on alpha10) but I think this is
> It is crucial for a MIDI editor to be flexible about velocity
> values, in order to produce more close-to-reality results.
> MIDI velocity values normally vary not individually but in
> relation to its neighbors e.g. build-ups, accents, rolls, etc.
> This is why a velocity editor should offer the possibility to edit
> values of groups, as opposed to note-by-note editing.
> This is what regular "bar graph velocity editors" allow, when e.g.
> drawing an ascending line to create a build-up, or "humanizing"
> velocities (randomly increasing/decreasing the values for selected
> Several changes are needed for implementing one such editor in A3,
> but there might be other alternatives. I can think of one, and
> that is working with dialogs over selected notes.
> With this approach we could select a bunch of notes, right-click
> and select from the menu:
> - Randomize velocities: Dialog asks the velocity range.
> - Build-up: Dialog asks min and max velocities, and maybe shape of
> the curve.
> Changing channels (current right-click assignment) is also
> important for expressiveness, so we could leave it as is but with
> a key modifier.
> Also in the menu we could offer other non velocity related options
> like the following:
> - Humanize (randomizing the position in time of the notes)
> - Transpose
> - Quantize
> - even copy&paste?
> I understand that every one of this options is a feature itself,
> but they don't need to be implemented at once. This approach can
> give us functional flexibility while reducing the development
> effort. If the need or the will to develop a graphical velocity
> editor of any sort arises later, the algorithms could be reused,
> so only the dialogs would be thrown away.
> This is probably a feature to take into account for the release of
> A3, that will be offering MIDI sequencing capabilities as one of
> its main improvements.
+1, it will be really great, and save alot of time compared to the
"Ctrl+arrow" note by note actual method
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