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Muxlow 10-29-2003 07:51 PM

MIDI : Pitch Bend
Let's say that I want to bend a MIDI note up one half step. I don't have a MIDI input device with a wheel to dial it in in real time, so I'm using the pencil and editing the track's Pitch Bend. This is where I get lost...

How exactly is that line measured? An unbent note's Pitch Bend line sits as zero, and when I use the pencil to 'bend' the line up, it jumps in seemingly random increments that move very quickly (it'll jump hundreds with the tiny bump of the mouse). So how many of these 'points' make up a semi-tone?

Oh, and don't say "use your ears". I need precision and want to understand how this works.


Muxlow 11-01-2003 03:19 PM

Re: MIDI : Pitch Bend
^ bump

JasonRomney 11-01-2003 09:28 PM

Re: MIDI : Pitch Bend
It really depends on your synth. Pitch bend is a continuous controller that has a range from 0 to 127. Usually the mid point (64?) is when no bending is happening. Your synth will dictate how much the pitch changes when going from mid to 127. Usually, though going from mid to 127 or 0 will change 1 or 2 semitones but it can be more than that if your synth is set for it. So just see what your synth is set to and that should help you figure it out.

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