Author Topic: Early note cut of a note with an effect already applied? (Combining 2 effects)  (Read 291 times)

Offline Domarius

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My file format is .IT and I want to arpeggio (Jxx) a note, but I also want it to clip early, to create a stacatto effect (seems to be effect SCx). Is there a way to apply both to a single note? See attachment "arpeggio.it"

I tried doubling the resolution and the tempo to get the effect I wanted, but the tempo is all the way up to 255 and the arpeggio effect is sped up too, which is not what I wanted.  See attachment "arpeggio2.it"

I can't help but feel there must be a better way...

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Instead of increasing the tempo, you need to decrease the speed to 3 ticks per row. That way the arpeggio will still sound the same, but you will have double the resolution for placing note-offs.

Alternatively, you can try constructing arpeggios using an instrument pitch envelope, but this means that for each arpeggio chord you need a separate instrument.
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Offline Domarius

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Ah thanks :) That did the trick perfectly.  I knew I must be missing something if I was already hitting the max tempo so easily.

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Another option you can play with is putting effects on the volume column, if you don't actually need to set the volume. For example D0F to volume down hard. It is not a note-off, but may sound very similar and good enough.
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Offline Domarius

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The largest value it would let me do is D09, and it kinda worked, but not quite...

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Another option I can think of is using an instrument note off quick pitch down volume. You enter a note off, to make the note off envelope cut the note after a milisecond.

The drawback is that you cannot use note off's anywhere else to draw normal fade outs, but at those places you can usually fade out using dxx command.

You can of course get around this drawback by creating a copy of your instrument and set it up especially for these cases.
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Offline Domarius

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Thanks I'll keep that in mind too!