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Offline MusicMan

Set SFF properties for Multipads (PadMaker)
« on: February 21, 2020, 12:06:35 PM »
Hi

I used PadMaker Styles to convert style channels to multipads but the multipads don't voice lead like they did in the style because I don't think there are SFF properties available for multipads.

In PadMaker the only properties I see related to how they interpret chords are "Follow Chords" yes or no and drop down box  for "Follow Code"  but the box has only one item, a "1".

The style channels I am trying to convert to multipads use mega voices.
I want to set the following so that the multipads follow the chords in a smooth manner like the way they do in the Style.
NTR = Fixed Root
NTT Type = Chord
NNT Bass = Off

Is there a way to set multipads properties like NTR, NTT type and NTT bass so that the voice leading from chord to chord is similar to how the styles playback?

Thank You

« Last Edit: February 21, 2020, 07:22:52 PM by MusicMan »
 

Online Joe H

Re: Set SFF properties for Multipads
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 04:00:00 PM »
There are 8 different codes for Multi Pads.  This is discussed in the PadMaker-Midi User Guide.  Michael and I could not determine what all these codes represent, but they DO relate to CASM settings for the styles.

You can try the different codes (selectable in PadMaker-Midi) and listen to what happens.

Joe H
« Last Edit: February 21, 2020, 04:01:13 PM by Joe H »
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Offline MusicMan

Re: Set SFF properties for Multipads
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 05:59:18 PM »
There are 8 different codes for Multi Pads.  This is discussed in the PadMaker-Midi User Guide.  Michael and I could not determine what all these codes represent, but they DO relate to CASM settings for the styles.

You can try the different codes (selectable in PadMaker-Midi) and listen to what happens.

Joe H

Hi

UPDATE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

OK now I am making progress. I am getting "Follow Chords" codes  1 thru 8 after I select a PSR device and then switch it back to Genos.

I tried all 8 codes and they all seem to yield the same result which is something I don't want.
I am trying to create a strumming clean guitar, it's a mega voice. and I simply want it to voice lead to the closest voices when I change chords. It is not doing that. It is transposing the root and the chord when which sounds like unsmooth voice leading.

I am using the same midi performance in a style channel and I got it to voice lead properly by setting the following SFF properties:
NTR = Fixed Root
NTT Type = Chord
NNT Bass = Off

But after trying all 8 "Follow Chord" codes, none of them produces the smooth voice leading. I am continuing to experiment.

UPDATE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Now PadMaker Midi only has one item in the "Follow Chords" drop down when I open a Multipad  in PadMaker Midi?

UPDATE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Got a solution. Convert a Multipad to a style. Set the SFF properties in the Style. Then convert the style channels back to a multipad. It doesn't work seemlessly. Sometimes the SFF properties don't carry over.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 12:06:30 AM by MusicMan »