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note labels like in impulse/drum rack/midi rack

Sep 09 2010 | 3:58 pm

Is there a way for a M4l device to report back note labels to a clip piano roll view?

Sep 09 2010 | 9:04 pm

I’ve found that if I place any device, like a VSTi or MFL device in an instrument rack and set a Live drum device in parallel the note-names of the parallel device are shown in the clip view, even if the drum device has the on/off button set to off.

This does not cost any cpu. But you end up with a maximum of 8 automatable parameters.

Sep 09 2010 | 9:59 pm

xanadu, thanks. could you elaborate? that sounds cool…

Sep 09 2010 | 10:06 pm

Yeah, this works for me too. I was just about to write another post to see if anyone knew how to get that data via the API somehow…

Sep 09 2010 | 10:34 pm

Ok, here’s the recipe.

1. Create a Vocalesce or any other instrument
2. Group it using Ctrl-G or right-click -> group
3. Show the macros
4. Show the parallel instrument screen
5. Drop a drum rack on the instrument screen
6. Set On / Off to Off
6. Drop empty clips (silence.aif / silence.wav) on the notes you want to use. Then rename the clips to the text you want to see
7. Create a MIDI clip
8. The labels will only be seen in the folded view

  1. Clipview.jpg


Sep 10 2010 | 9:07 am

Thanks for the responses. Like amounra I was wondering if there was a way of doing it via the API.

You can also do a work around like that using a midi rack, Create a chain per note, name the chain, assign a chain to a note via the chain selector piano view.

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