[LAU] 'crescendo' in MIDI notes

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 09:30:35 EST 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 7:03 AM, Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> confrey wrote:
>> Hi to everybody,
>> I'm a new user of this mailing list; I use debian lenny and slackware on
>> my notebook; I'm a musician, but only since a few time I'm trying ti use
>> audio and musical software. I'd like - but I don't know if it's possible
>> -  to change 'volume' of a long note while a long note is playing, as I
>> can do it manually changing a slider's position. I don't know how to do
>> it, and which software I can use. I had a look to Rosegarden, QTractor
>> and Muse, but I found never about.
> Hi Confrey,
> You want to use MIDI continuous controller #7, a.k.a. the MIDI volume
> controller. I use it for exactly the purpose you describe. Basically,
> however long the note is, you'll fill that length with CC #7 values
> ascending or descending, as you like. Some MIDI sequencers include a
> crescendo/decrescendo fill feature that does it for you.

For individual notes, I would use CC#11 (expression) rather than CC#7.

-- Brett
"In the rhythm of music a secret is hidden;
    If I were to divulge it, it would overturn the world."
               -- Jelaleddin Rumi

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