Piano roll note preview - Note off on mouse button releasee

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Scoox
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Piano roll note preview - Note off on mouse button releasee

Post by Scoox » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:04 am

At the moment the note preview function in the piano roll plays notes for a fixed. The notes stop playing automatically. This doesn't work well when the synth has a very slow attack, in which case you basically cannot preview the notes because they don't play for long enough.

Ideally, this should work like in FL Studio (and other DAWs) where 'note on' is sent when the mouse button is pressed, and 'note off' when the mouse button is released. This way users can adjust the amount of preview time as needed.

When selecting notes, same thing, a note starts playing as soon as it's selected and continues to play until either it is deselected or the mouse button is released, whichever comes first.

Similar principles would apply when moving notes and chords, and when drawing notes.

Scoox
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Re: Piano roll note preview - Note off on mouse button releasee

Post by Scoox » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:51 am

bump?

Mad Lad
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Re: Piano roll note preview - Note off on mouse button releasee

Post by Mad Lad » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:47 am

This is actually really frustrating, I propose that when previewing notes from the piano roll:
- Clicking the piano plays the note for as long as you hold it,
- Playing when moving a note up or down is based on the length of the note being moved, stopping immediately if you let go.

Ableton always seems to do so much right but then have these mind bending blunders :lol:

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Re: Piano roll note preview - Note off on mouse button releasee

Post by Scoox » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:50 am

Mad Lad wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:47 am
This is actually really frustrating, I propose that when previewing notes from the piano roll:
- Clicking the piano plays the note for as long as you hold it,
- Playing when moving a note up or down is based on the length of the note being moved, stopping immediately if you let go.

Ableton always seems to do so much right but then have these mind bending blunders :lol:
Yes, that's how I would like it to work. Users can release the mouse button when THEY feel the sound has played long enough.

I'm only demoing Live and I have to agree it has a very consistent workflow that is very intuitive and predictable. This one should be easy to fix.

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