Re: Smoother slurs for guitar, bass, pizzing string section
Reply #4 –
I've had some feedback and a question or 2 in a personal message relating to the techniques suggested here. As a result I thought I'd share some additional thoughts with y'all...
If you want to perform the slur (pitch bend) over a longer time then the "time offset" settings are where you manage ths.
In my original example I only used 2 time offsets for the "Absolute Changes" and 3 for the "Linear Sweep" change.
In the "Absolute Changes" ones, the "initial" offset ensures that the pitch of the starting note is correct, the "Setting 2" offset defines 2 things: a) when the change occurs (in this case, in Quarter notes or Crotchets) and b) how much change there is - either a tone or a semitone depending on the notes being slurred from/to.
In the "Linear Sweep" ones, again the "initial" offset ensures that the pitch of the starting note is correct, the "setting 2" one ensures that the note stays at the correct pitch for the duration of the starting note's time value (in this case in multiples of 64th notes or Demisemiquavers) and then the "setting 3" offset defines the duration taken to bend the note to the new pitch.
If you wanted the pitch to start changeing earlier, you would reduce the "Setting 2" "Time Offset" value. If you wanted the change to be more gradual - to stretch out the change, you would make the "Setting 3" "Time Offset" value larger. In my opinion, if you were to stretch out the change, you would probably want to start it slightly earlier.
Please see my attached example...