11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2010 9:10 AM by eMagnus
ElephanTitus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
To make Quantizing Note Lengths more intuitive:
Can anyone recommend a good course in Pascal or Objective-C ?

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  • 1. Re: To Quantize Note Lengths...
    samplaire Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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    Vacheto Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)
    ElephanTitus wrote:
    To make Quantizing Note Lengths more intuitive:

    I have developed different extra Transform Window Sets. One of them is exactly what you are talking about I hope. Get it from the download link below. (Fig.1) shows the Transform "Quantize Note Length" template set. To import that Transform set into another project go Logic File menu -> Project Settings->Import Settings and check the "Transform Sets" as shown in (Fig.2).

    *Quantize Note Lengths Transform Templates* - [DOWNLOAD|http://audiogrocery.com/files/quannotelenght.zip]

    !http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/8273/transfwin.gif!
    (Fig.1)

    !http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9765/importset.gif!
    (Fig.2)

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    hand stand Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    look good Vacheto!
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    musicspirit Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
    nice one Vacheto! .. this is really useful. I have always wanted one of these for Xmas and now I have it

    thanks and all best for 2010

    M S
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    Vacheto Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)
    musicspirit wrote:
    thanks and all best for 2010

    I'm glad that it can be useful to somebody else - all the best in 2010 to you too !

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    eMagnus Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    another good way to quantize midi events is to highlight all desired events in the piano roll and shift-option drag left or right on one of the selected notes and voila! May not be the best method for every situation but I've found it very useful myself.
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    Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)
    That is useful, but it doesn't quantize note lengths (I assume the original poster is looking to move note endings to the grid), it makes all notes the same length. Useful, but I assume not what he's looking for.
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    ElephanTitus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Actually, two weeks has gone by since I posted this issue.
    Since that time I've finished the film scoring project using Cubase,
    which, being a capable MUSIC CREATION app, performs Quantize Note Lengths
    without opening an idiotic popup window/puzzle/equation with "FunctionNamesAndMenuItemsAsLongAsThis".
    It's just laid out in a way that's understandable visually and
    pling!..Quantizes the LENGTHS of the notes in a second or two.

    I'm laughing at the possibility of continuing using Logic
    for that project's completion.
    Logic is an app that is not intuitive, but is more 'figuring out how they do it'.
    I'm surprised they even call Quantize 'Quantize'.
    Functions that other apps have had for many years, copied in funniest worst way.

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    eMagnus Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Mike Connelly wrote:
    That is useful, but it doesn't quantize note lengths


    How so? The idea is to drag one note to the length you want all the notes to reflect. Hold control while you drag and quantize the length to the very tick in a matter of seconds. Even setting all the notes to the same length is, in and of itself, a form of quantization.
  • 10. Re: To Quantize Note Lengths...
    Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)
    If you have a passage with some half notes, some quarter notes, and some eighth notes, and you want to quantize lengths, you want all the notes to end on the eighth note grid. That wouldn't make all the notes the same length, it would just make them end on the grid. I guess technically making all notes the same length would be a form of quantization, but an extremely limited and less useful one. At least that's what I assume ET is looking for, if not he'll have to clarify.

    This isn't a big deal for me since I don't have to quantize note lengths very often and can usually find something else that works, but it would be a nice feature to have included.

    If you have Cubase already and find it works better for you, then why bother with Logic?
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    eMagnus Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Mike Connelly wrote:
    This isn't a big deal for me since I don't have to quantize note lengths very often and can usually find something else that works, but it would be a nice feature to have included.


    I agree with ya. I also see your point about quantizing note endings to snap to the grid. You're right that the shortcut doesn't perform that function. Since I don't worry about my non perfect event endings too much, the few times I do want to change them it's usually to quantize more or less similar notes so I use the shortcut. Outside of that, it may not be as useful.

    If you have Cubase already and find it works better for you, then why bother with Logic?


    I agree with this too. ET-Cubase is great! Version 5 is very nice and apparently does some things better than Logic 9 can do. I find Logic 9 to be the best overall DAW package in existence for my personal workflow, projects, musical ideas and taste. If Logic is such a hassle for you and Cubase is an apparent godsend I think you know the decision to make.