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  • Entering midi notes - Moving the note left and right on the timeline.

    In the dew says that I've had the BB I found that when entering midi notes in a sequence I wanted to be able to move the midi note left and right. Instinctively I reached for the lower left encoder to do so but found it moved a timeline bar across the screen. I feel that adding move note left/right along the time line would be more useful addition. It would mean that you can just tap anywhere on the screen and then move the note into place. You would have complete control of pitch, note length and placement. Also, should off grid timing be added it would mean the ability to 'nudge' the midi notes around.


  • #2
    Originally posted by Jack Pimiento View Post
    In the dew says that I've had the BB I found that when entering midi notes in a sequence I wanted to be able to move the midi note left and right. Instinctively I reached for the lower left encoder to do so but found it moved a timeline bar across the screen. I feel that adding move note left/right along the time line would be more useful addition. It would mean that you can just tap anywhere on the screen and then move the note into place. You would have complete control of pitch, note length and placement. Also, should off grid timing be added it would mean the ability to 'nudge' the midi notes around.
    Agreed! No way to keep track of every suggestion but seconded by way of posting about it myself before!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by oHeFFeSS View Post

      Agreed! No way to keep track of every suggestion but seconded by way of posting about it myself before!
      Link to your post and I'll add a comment in there. :-)

      Far easier to just 'stab at the screen anywhere and sort out positioning of the midi note later

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      • #4
        It is fundamental to move midinotes in a more easy way than with the touchscreen. The touchscreen is good but its difficult to place the midi notes with your fingers. SonI would alsom want to use the knobs to move the midi notes.

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        • #5
          Yes, I totally agree. We need to be able to move the notes left/right as well as up/down. This is the last step to making it a fully functional sequencer imo

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          • #6
            I have an idea for the sequencer page.... two modes, toggled by a new soft key in the centre (next to 'edit', which would have to be renamed, because this is edit mode!)

            normal page, arrived at by selecting the sequence & pressing info: two of the knobs would move the whole grid up/down/sideways, while a third would zoom in & out of the grid. a 'hot spot' in the centre of the screen is the only place where you can enter a note, & this can now be a bit bigger. it would drop a note into the cell directly under it, whatever the zoom level. the fourth knob would be note duration as normal.... so far, pretty much as it is now, but easier to navigate & add notes in the right place. the keyboard/pad list would be pinned to the left side of the screen, & (maybe this is possible) a beat/bar count across the top, or else we make groups of four time divisions be different shades of grey to assist navigation.

            the other mode, the new 'edit' mode you toggle into, keeps the scrolling knobs, & still has the 'drop-zone' in the centre of the screen, so you can only ever add notes by tapping there. fewer accidents. again, the keyboard/pad list is pinned at the left. the other two knobs this time are note length & another function, which could be velocity or stutter (note repeat), depending on what's possible. turning the note length right down erases the note.

            the old edit mode, the copy/paste/cut functions, are under a soft key as before but relabelled 'util' or somesuch.

            what do you all think of that? :-)

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