MIDI stretching in Key Editor

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MIDI stretching in Key Editor

Post by sirWombat » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:31 am

This is essential in many situations. For example making broad adjustments to improvised playing, quickly trying out how a line sounds in several different speeds, or even creating complex risers.

Think it like this. You have a phrase in quarter notes that you would like to try in triplets. Currently you either edit all the notes separately, or cut out the section in the arrange screen and stretch there. If you needed to fit two separately improvised lines together you would have to do it note by note. When creating a riser you'd be limited to using the scissor tool to break up the notes or edit it note by note if doing anything more than a single repeating note.

I would love to just select a bunch of notes in the key editor and stretch them as a block! I would also like it to follow snap settings when snap is enabled.

A nice bonus would be if the notes were visible while stretching so that one could see exactly where they end up when releasing the mouse button.

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Re: MIDI stretching in Key Editor

Post by vic_france » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:53 am

[EDITED]...
Yes, it is a bit surprising that the "Sizing applies Time Stretch" mode of the Arrow/Select tool in the Key Editor doesn't do what we'd at first expect. (In fact it only has any effect when you resize a note which has Note Expression.. when active, it stretches the Note Expression along with the note itself, and even then, it only shows the result once you release the mousebutton).
Your own method is the only workaround at the moment, I'm afraid.
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Re: MIDI stretching in Key Editor

Post by sirWombat » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:51 pm

vic_france wrote:[EDITED]...
Yes, it is a bit surprising that the "Sizing applies Time Stretch" mode of the Arrow/Select tool in the Key Editor doesn't do what we'd at first expect. (In fact it only has any effect when you resize a note which has Note Expression.. when active, it stretches the Note Expression along with the note itself, and even then, it only shows the result once you release the mousebutton).
I was confused about the Sizing Applies Time Stretch function too, it works in the Arrange window just like I expected, but not in the Key Editor.

I really hope this gets implemented, it would be enormous time saver.

Does anyone know of a DAW that does both retrospective recording and has midi stretching in key editor?

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