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by LawrenceF; Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:33 pm
Some of the preset factory scripts are handy like "Delete All Automation Beyond Cursor". I have key commands that move selected parts +/- X bars, that kind of thing. Whatever you need really, of course within it's current conditions and targets.
I wouldn't call any one script essential but when you need to perform a really complex midi edit the Midi Logical Editor can usually get it done. The Project Logical Editor OTOH is still relatively new, and while powerful, they left some stuff out.
I wish it could show/hide mixer channels for example. Maybe Cubase 6 will extend it's capability a bit more.
by LawrenceF; Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:12 pm
For example: You could set a PLE script to record enable, solo, or mute any track that meets a certain condition, or delete all tracks that have no parts on them or mute all midi events shorter than 1 bar. Random stuff like that...
by captain caveman; Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:41 pm
It's mainly the MIDI Logical Editor I am enquiring about. To be honest it's from the perspective of emulating it's common functions in the form of one or a few VST and/or JS plugins.
I am just a velocity scaling guy with the LE meself so I am wondering what the more esoteric, but fairly common, functions are.
A bien tot!
by LawrenceF; Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:10 pm
captain caveman wrote:I am wondering what the more esoteric, but fairly common, functions are.
A bien tot!
Well for midi it does a split by pitch that is ultimately more user configurable than the default split function... there's an "Extract" function there (cut and paste to new track) that is good for all kinds of things like that, pulling custom ranges of notes from midi tracks into new tracks in one step. The few seconds it takes to setup is faster than a manual cut/create-new-track/create-empty-event/paste. Lots of little things like that.
My most common use is probably "Delete Patch Changes" for standard midi files after import.
Suffice to say, it's not uncommon to see or hear of people doing manual midi edits in Cubase that take 2-3 minutes or more that the LE could do in 15-30 seconds without ever opening the key editor... it's certainly worth digging into.
by captain caveman; Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:47 pm
LawrenceF wrote:Suffice to say, it's not uncommon to see or hear of people doing manual midi edits that take 2-3 minutes or more that the LE could do in 15-30 seconds without ever opening the key editor... it's certainly worth digging into.
I have to admit that I thought I knew everything about Cubase, but that LE Extract mode was news to me - and that's even after looking through all its f-ing functions yesterday! I think that says more about the unhealthily good times I had in the late '90s than anything else.
It's definately only the Delete/Transform ones that can be done with live/rendered plugins anyway, having had another look at the LE drop down. I'd like to hear about the 2-3 minute edits that take 15-30 seconds though, not necessarily from your good self but from anyone because I have often heard about this stuff and tend to think about guys doing MIDI loop libraries and stuff rather than music.
Anyway, all the best.
by captain caveman; Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:58 pm
Hasta la vista/W7!!
by jancivil; Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:53 pm
If I had to work in a given intonation I did not feel like manipulating myself somehow, I'd work with it. My needs are not exotic.
That's good to know about the extract option in in, thank you for that Lawrence.
by RiffWraith; Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:09 pm
I use the LE for two things mainly:
1) Random velocity
2) Selecting every other note
Other that that, not much goin' on....