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Joined: 03/30/2012 - 21:29
Automation help please

when automating controls I sometimes want the control to go from lets say 9 oclock to 3 oclock instantly. Trying this by hand is hard to get right and can lead to many many attempts and a lot of frustration. I can't use the sequencer either because lets say I have a knob set at 9 o clock for one pattern but when it reaches the next pattern i want it to switch to 3 o clock. using the sequencer i can only change it from 3/4 of the way through the first pattern or 1/4 of the way through the next pattern. anyone know if the automation can be set to switch instantly? I hope I've put this across clearly

Rej - Dev
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Joined: 12/18/2011 - 15:52
I know what you mean, and I'm

I know what you mean, and I'm not aware of any way of doing it, but maybe someone has a trick.

I've got on my list to create an automation curve editor which will give you more control over things like this. Automation can record a new value 8 times per beat which is a note resolution of 32nd notes. The automation editor will give you access to these values and let you modify and create them. However, I haven't even started on this feature yet so I have no idea when it would show up... it IS fairly high on the list though.

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ok thanks for that Rej, good

ok thanks for that Rej, good to know it is on the way. i suppose i could do it on 2 different racks, one at 3 oclock one at 9 oclock, export them as WAVs then load them back into the PCM synth as samples so when i press the relevant notes it will play the automated sound. Or if jblann already has some work around in his repertoire... :)

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Joined: 03/23/2012 - 21:32
Well, I have used a little

Well, I have used a little "trick" of sorts that will get you close to what you want.....
For automation "step sequencing" doing it in real tempo time is very difficult if not impossible.
But if you slow your song down to at least half speed (if you use music phrase samples or breaks etc...) or to the slowest speed possible.... you can then record your automations much easier, such as going from 9:00 to 3:00 instantly.... now go back to your original song tempo. I think you will be pleased with the results. The slight latency in controls to playback will throw you off in real-time tempo

Hope this helps.... works for me

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Joined: 03/23/2012 - 21:32
I'm gonna be working on some

I'm gonna be working on some YT videos featuring some of my tips and tricks that I will show you all in real time, so you can do it too....

Rej - Dev
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Yeah, that's a good idea.

Yeah, that's a good idea.

thehoopsbar
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thanks jblann i knew you

thanks jblann i knew you would have something up your sleeve