Some simple questions regarding MusE's piano roll

MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities, aiming to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux. http://muse-sequencer.org/

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worldwideweary
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Some simple questions regarding MusE's piano roll

Postby worldwideweary » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:34 am

Greetings. A few questions regarding the MusE sequencer:

1) Can there be the note names shown with the events in the piano roll editor? For instance, when there's a note at E3, to have that E3 event show "E3" centered in its "bar"?

2) Also, if not, can there be a reading out of the note quickly so if the user clicks the note, a message somewhere reads "E3" so there's no need to
"calculate" its place as related to the piano roll? Pitch is shown as in a value between 0-127, but no Note letter value is shown to be easily read.

3) If not, is there a way at least to get the piano roll to show all note names in letters rather than only the C's, e.g. instead of C3, C4, C5, have it all over the place? This way a "quick look" to the left would give the letter value without having to have recourse to looking at a graphic pattern.

All these questions pertain practically to doing a more quick "speed reading" of midi data when in Piano Roll mode without having recourse to something like the Event Editor. New to the software, but it seems promising. Thanks for any responses.
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Re: Some simpe questions regarding MusE's Piano roll

Postby spamatica » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi,

worldwideweary wrote:Greetings. A few questions regarding the MusE sequencer:

1) Can there be the note names shown with the events in the piano roll editor? For instance, when there's a note at E3, to have that E3 event show "E3" centered in its "bar"?

Currently not possible but a good idea, I'm investigating if we can add it, seems not too hard.

worldwideweary wrote:2) Also, if not, can there be a reading out of the note quickly so if the user clicks the note, a message somewhere reads "E3" so there's no need to
"calculate" its place as related to the piano roll? Pitch is shown as in a value between 0-127, but no Note letter value is shown to be easily read.

Not possible exactly as you describe but there is a toolbar that says what note is where you point your mouse, so the effect is very nearly the same.

worldwideweary wrote:3) If not, is there a way at least to get the piano roll to show all note names in letters rather than only the C's, e.g. instead of C3, C4, C5, have it all over the place? This way a "quick look" to the left would give the letter value without having to have recourse to looking at a graphic pattern.

I have feeling this would look cluttered and hard to read, I would prefer to fix the first option.

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Re: Some simpe questions regarding MusE's Piano roll

Postby spamatica » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 pm

spamatica wrote:Hi,

worldwideweary wrote:Greetings. A few questions regarding the MusE sequencer:

1) Can there be the note names shown with the events in the piano roll editor? For instance, when there's a note at E3, to have that E3 event show "E3" centered in its "bar"?

Currently not possible but a good idea, I'm investigating if we can add it, seems not too hard.


Added in git master, might need some work before it's really usable, the font gets really small in the standard case.

In other news we'll probably make a 3.0.1 release soon with some hot fixes.

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Re: Some simpe questions regarding MusE's Piano roll

Postby worldwideweary » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:56 am

Hey spamatica, thank you for the quick response.

Not sure how you attempted to implement the first concept, but it might be appropriate to provide a configuration choice of [ enable/disable ] in the preferences or something similar, as it might not always be worth having on depending on the context. And agreed about #3 -- it was a tier-based scenario depending on what was provided.

I'm impressed with the fast attempt at implementation and am looking forward to future development.


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