4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 4:40 AM by Mike Kaplan
Mike Kaplan Level 1 (40 points)

Hi folks,

 

I have a simple patch for my EFM-1 and I want to apply a pitch bend in Mainstage.  It is presently set up to go a whole step up or down when the pitch bend is pushed all the way up (or down).  I probably set it up that way.....but I can't for the life of me remember how I did it, or how to change it.  For this particular patch, I need the pitch bend to go an octave.  Where do I set this usually easy-to-find parameter?  Is there a global setting?  (It seems to be set for a whole step for all patches).  A setting within the EFM-1?

 

Thanks!

-Mike Kaplan


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.66 GHz core i7 Logic, Garageband
  • CCTM Level 6 (10,585 points)

    Hi

    Mike Kaplan wrote:

     

    Hi folks,

     

    I need the pitch bend to go an octave.  Where do I set this usually easy-to-find parameter?  Is there a global setting?  (It seems to be set for a whole step for all patches).  A setting within the EFM-1?

     

    It does not look like there is a Bend Range parameter for the EFM1???

     

     

    CCT

  • Mike Kaplan Level 1 (40 points)

    I assume that there must be one.....but I can't find it!

  • CCTM Level 6 (10,585 points)

    Hi

     

    One might assume that it would be there somewhere (I had too), but...I really do not think that there is a bend range parameter for the EFM. It does not appear in "Controls" view or the main GUI, it is not discussed in the Instruments manual for the EFM...

     

    Go figure???

     

     

     

     

    CCT

  • Mike Kaplan Level 1 (40 points)

    Yeah, I think there is no such parameter for the EFM1!  Surprising.  I thought it should still be possible in Mainstage to do this by reassigning the pitch wheel directly to one of the oscillator parameters within the EFM1, but no luck.

     

    Anyway, as a workaround, I made a similar sound in the ES2, which DOES have control of the pitch bend input.   Luckily the sound itself was easy to recreate- I just needed a sound with 5 or 6 harmonic partials and no modulation.