At 7/4/09 09:57 PM, Mrmilkcarton wrote:
Didn't realize I had so many questions lol.
When you are in the Piano roll editor is there a way to Pan note by note and not by using the balance which is just like automation except for the pattern? I'm thinking something that would be similar to velocity where you can drag the dot/line up and down for each note one by one.
When you open up the piano editor, you can change the pan (essentially) note by note by using the "panorama" parameter in the Hyper Editor. In the Piano Roll, you'll notice a small icon down in the bottom left that has three lines on it. Click on that icon to open the Hyper Editor. From there, you'll notice a drop down arrow to the left of the highest value (usually 124). Click that drop down menu and you can select "Panorama" from the menu. There, you can change the Pan value throughout the region.
The only problem with this is that it essentially just acts like Automation. Any reverb or echo present in the instrument will get carried as you change the Pan value, making it sound a bit unnatural. Therefore, you might be better off just running all your FX through a bus to counteract this.
Better yet, it may be more useful to use a phaser to "widen" the pan of your arp or successive notes. If you just want specific notes to hit left and right, it's most likely better to use the idea mentioned above by setting up three of the same instrument and having the specific ones sound when you need them to.
Regardless, the Hyper Editor is an awesome tool that you'll find lots of cool little midi data paramters. You can add sustain w/out a sustain pedal, change pitch bend and even do volume automation - which will solve your problem of "looping" automation since it's now attached to the midi region.
Also, it's easiest to do Velocity snare rolls (or w/e rolls) by using the Velocity paramter, switch to the pencil tool (or holding command) and click dragging your line to ramp up the velocity.
Hope I've helped!