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  1. Gary
  2. MONTAGE
  3. Monday, 08 April 2019
I need to create a patch that is a single sustained note for a string part. I'd like to add it as a part to a performance.

I can see how use the key range to identify the one trigger note but I don't see any simple way to just make it hold for the duration. I can always reload the part to stop it or what might be best is to have it toggle. I.e., play the note and it sustains. Hit the key again and it stops. Hit the key again and it sustains.

What's the easiest way to do this with the Montage?
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Hello Gary - that's an interesting question. I don't think it's possible without extensive programming. The Sustain bit can be done using the 'Release' of the ADSR envelope - not very satisfactorily though. But asking each key to optionally be a toggle switch is a whole new ball game. Maybe use the 'Mute' button instead of the key to turn it off? Presumably your Montage would be zones for the piece you're creating .. the snag would be having to un-mute and hit the key again to repeat ... I'll have a look when next on Montage ...
  1. one week ago
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You can sustain forever (because you loop) - but cannot release forever in AWM2. FM-X can release (hold) forever - so this is generally easier to do with FM-X. Depending on your definition of "forever" (which cannot be in terms of years - maybe in terms of measures like 16 measures) - you can have an ARP virtually hold a note "forever". You can use latch-mode arps to turn off the hold by pressing the same key again.

If FM-X works for you - then FM-X "latched-like" performance is easier to do since it's easier, in my opinion, to control than ARPs when you're live at the gig. If AWM2 - then the release is probably not going to be sufficient for doing the same thing - so ARPs would be generally what you'd have to employ.
  1. one week ago
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I need to create a patch that is a single sustained note for a string part. I'd like to add it as a part to a performance.

I can see how use the key range to identify the one trigger note but I don't see any simple way to just make it hold for the duration. I can always reload the part to stop it or what might be best is to have it toggle. I.e., play the note and it sustains. Hit the key again and it stops. Hit the key again and it sustains.

What's the easiest way to do this with the Montage?
It will depend a lot on what type of control/behavior you need over the “single sustained note for a string part”... an Arpeggiator can be used to trigger the note, hold the note, and if you set the Arpeggiator “Trigger Mode” = Toggle, this will even turn the note On and Off as you describe would “be best”... but...

It’s not really enough of a description (musically) ... do you need to hear the note Attack? Is the note simply suppose to sound like one long continuous note, or does retriggering it ruin the musical effect you’re going for. (Arps can be looped, but what about that loop point behavior?

If it needs to be just one long continuous note (with no audible retriggering), you might have to try building the sound using a drum kit envelope that can “hold” without loosing energy.

The trade-off in each would have to do with what type of thing you envision exactly. Are you describing just one Note (Pitch) that need be setup like this? Do you need to change the pitch of this sustained note at some point? How long, overall, does this “sustained note” need to be to pull off the illusion you’re trying to create?

Before we get into any details it would help to get a better idea of what you are envisioning.
  1. one week ago
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The way I do this:
I have a midi keyboard (with sustain pedal) assigned to (e.g.) part 9.
I press the secondary sustain pedal, hit the note on the secondary keyboard, and keep it on sounding until I release my sustain pedal.

Another option (depending on the rest of your configuration) turn off the sustain pedal for all parts, except the string part.
  1. one week ago
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