Audiobus: Use your music apps together.
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Yes pt1, if you think of this as a synced loop, like you would have time stretch on an audio loop in BM3, now you can create a MIDI pattern and trigger it like that synced loop, you can even flip your loop etc by using extra instances and the clipboard for snippets, or maybe half time the loop and all sorts, its a new way of working, but not an annoying way of working, and it adds a seriously sharp edge to B3 MIDI composing, I think of all the 16/32 bar looped compositions I hear on Fb all the time, load each piece of MIDI in to this and remix at will, all triggered by B3s arranger.
Yes pt2, ok this is a simple but lovely one, put B3 in 64 pad view, add Piano Roll 2 to every pad, bam, Launchpad app but with B3s full sampler and browser and full AU support, ultimate performance tool, for straight up performance it is unmatched, even by AUM at this point, simply because of B3 audio support, this is a tool that makes AUM a monster, but it makes B3 a monster too
I know you were in the “I will support his work, but it is not much use to me in B3 with Piano Roll 1” camp, I actually know you very specifically you personally are gonna absolutely love this, once you start seeing it as the things i mention above, I know you are gonna smash this to pieces.
It is worth noting here you can always reopen a Piano Roll 2 Clip in any app and it will reset the LP (for the record the name for a piano roll instance in the world of Atomics is a clip, there are certain naming conventions used, that makes understanding the plugin way easier, i will explain all these in in depth videos)
Also in a pinch, if you have any issues, Ampify use a real strong arm way to connect to the LP, its really nasty in a cool way, it will reset the LP in any situation, so you can always run and close that app.
If it happens again, is there any chance you can pinch zoom the grid and let us know the result.
Honestly, it just mean’t in the limited time with new builds since the forum decided they wanted the early release, some hosts had very limited testing, we like to bomb test everything and try and break it everywhere, we simply didn’t have chance to do that in Zen yet.
iOS settings, display & brightness, you can choose light or dark, it is an OS wide setting.
I did try to squeeze this in at the last minute, but perhaps there's an issue there. I'll look into it. Regardless, I've been pretty much convinced at this point that black-box automation recording is probably completely fine for a lot of people, so I'm working on it right now!
Yes, semi-tied to the automation release. But I think I might release it sooner than that since it's not strictly related to it.
Sorry for asking again , (asked in the previous mega-thread)
Speaking of automation it would be nice (for later version) to allow separate
reverse (classic right to left and invert (upside down values) automation option , where notes are kept intact
Imagine hearing a bassline with a lowpass filter sweep . It would interesting to reverse or invert that sweep
There's definitely going to be a bunch of controls needed for "black box" automation. "Delete" is an absolute minimum that comes to mind. The features you mention are likely going to be very useful as well, I'll have to experiment for a bit to find the right balance there.
I assume using Atom 2 inside Beatmaker 3 you still need the trick of adding Midi Route tools app out and onto a blank bank to record notes into the host sequencer?
Brilliant, many thanks, much nicer in darker mode.
The Sausage finger mode is in the next update?
Yes! It's under review.
Are there any plans to implement per note probability?
Yes, in the full automation update.
Yes - unfortunately BM3 has no native way to capture the output of any MIDI plugin into its own sequencer.... which is one of the reasons that prompted Victor to make MIDI Route in the first place.
We are currently trying to get Intua to revisit flexible MIDI routing/recording, but until that happens MIDI route is the way to go.
Absolutely excellent release, @blueveek.
Yes anything that applies to an AU MIDI FX still applies, accept in this case you can avoid it in a couple of ways..
1 You can actually just trigger Piano Roll 2 from an item in B3s arranger direct and just leave it in place and not worry about it, 64 clips was super simple on an Air2, and an item in arranger can be moved and works just like it would if it was a native piano roll in B3, except it has a whole lot more features and options, and for me personally (fat fingers) is way easier to edit notes in.
2 Instead of looping back in to the arranger to record, export the MIDI file from Piano Roll 2, Import it in to B3.
Congrats on the release! Is it possible to have the piano roll only show notes in scale? Like in LK and Ableton, fold note to scale feature.
Really liking this so far, quick question and it may have already been discussed but I’m recording multichannel midi in AUM (have ticked all channels in Atom2) but the midi export file seems to all be on one channel.
Just when I accepted that it’s gone forever... I hope there is a way
Please keep us posted!
Sorry for the off.
There is no folding visually on the UI keyboard itself, however there are visual guides under the scales tab, top right. In that tab you will also find Map to whites for folding notes in scale just to white keys, and Map to pads, for for folding notes in scale to the pads of a pad controller.
Note here that scales in this tab are only working on MIDI input until you activate the pitch processor in the process pop out, bottom right, which will automagically open the scale tab too, that processor will then process notes on the grid.
Folding notes visually on the UI keyboard is on the FR list, but can actually be achieved by a little bit of scripting, so maybe this will happen in the mean time anyway.
See my reply above, Piano Roll 2 does negate the issue a lot
Just bought Atom 2 but my previous presets from Atom don’t appear. What can I do to open them?
The MIDI output settings inside Atom2 determine which channels that particular Atom instance outputs to (which can be any channel 1-16 or multiple channels at once). But if you export MIDI all the notes will be written to channel 1.
Quick explanation of the MIDI channels pop out.
Selecting MIDI channels here is what Piano Roll 2 will output, so, anything that is input in to PR2 is flattened to a single stream of MIDI, then output on the selected channels, sort of like a funnelling effect.
Multi channel MIDI input was on the feature list to be implemented and will probably record each channel to a separate pattern in the patterns list, but hey ho, early release, so just hang in there for now
You have me excited to try that 64 Pad mix! So it’s Yes all around to my question. I understand now that it could be fully autonomous or synced midi editing lanes possible per track or pad in B3!
Eagerly looking forward to some best use vids from you and the squad as well.
Had a glitch. All the ui elements disappeared except for the grid. After restarting drambo those instances of atom fail to load.
Thanks, I’m aware of workarounds. I’m hoping that with time we can move past them.
Ok thanks, makes sense now, if I tick each channel and monitor the output it repeats the same notes on every channel. I should probably stop playing around and watch the video 😁
For multichannel recording I can setup a separate instance for each channel.
Congrats on the release @blueveek !!!
I’ve already got a project brewing in Drambo with Atom 2 instances firing away on several tracks. Already in love with the magic clipboard... I can already tell I’m going to be spending a lot of time with this app.
Uh oh... Houston we have a problem!
Tried to reload this Drambo session and got errors on loading the Atom 2 instances. I’ll try a device restart.
Honestly, I was a bit down on B3 in the last year, mostly because it has an issue with my Dropbox and wont open it, but this combo really reinvigorated it for me, so for anybody still heavy in B3 buzz is gonna (Excuse me here for one minute gentle folks) shit bricks.
There are some deep dive videos coming, I was a bit slow on the early release thing, so I apologise that they aren't up yet.
Yeah, I'm getting a few other reports about there being kind of Drambo incompatibility. I'm looking into it, thanks!
That Chaos mode in the Velocity section looks quite useful. Does it randomize the velocities just once or every time through the sequence? (I haven't been able to play with the app during work hours but caught a bit of Gavinski's video during my lunch break.)
Is there a manual that I can check out somewhere?