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ABCthings
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Pitch bending

Hello everyone! I'm new here, new to caustic and music production as a whole. Is there a way I can pitch bend two selected notes, like make the the pitch of the first note transition smoothly to the second note in caustic? :)

SToons Music
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Joined: 03/01/2018 - 02:48
Yes, but only in monophonic

Yes, but only in monophonic mode. In Caustic it's referred to as "Glide".

Some synths are already monophonic like the Baseline and the ModSynth. With other instruments you need to manually lower the polyphony to 1 voice by clicking the minus button beside "Polyphony".

Select the destination note, the note you want the previous note to bend to. Click the "Note" button to the upper right. Then to the right of the piano roll you will see a Glide button. Click that and a small tag will appear on the left side of that note, looks almost like an attached minus sign.

The speed of the glide is determined by how much the original and destination note overlap.

I posted a short example. You should consider watching the Caustic tutorial videos on YouTube to help get a better idea of how things work.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CausticApp/videos

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ABCthings
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Thanks, this has been very

Thanks, this has been very useful!
though it doesn't seem to work with the KSSynth.

We will always glow.

SToons Music
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That's right, the KSsynth,

That's right, the KSsynth, PadSynth and Beatbox will not allow you to bend. FWIW there are workarounds if it ever becomes a necessity for you.

For example, you can go to the Main Menu, select the Tools tab and "Merge Rack To Instrument"; it will create a PCMsynth friendly version which would allow you to bend (Glide).