I don’t know if this topic has already been mentioned, but writing midi in VL is very fiddly.
In the standard setting of a new midi track everything seems ok.
As I change the grid to 1/16, for example and change the view a little bit, there are some issues:
- The cursor ( ) is too imprecise. The note does not appear at the tip of the pen, but 2 tones above.
- When writing a midi note by mouse click, the note length is sometimes exactly in the grid (e.g. 1/16), but sometimes it is longer, e.g. 3/16 - then it’s not possible to shorten the note by holding and dragging the cursor.
- Subsequent editing of the length of an existing note does not work (if it does, how?)
The only way I found is to change the values in the grid above:
If I change one of these values, e.g. End:0002.1.1.000 to 0003.1.1.000, only random stuff is happening. Sometimes the note just disappears but it never does what you want it to.
A side question: If I play a song and pause in the middle of a midi note, is it possible that the note will play again if I continue the song at the same point?
I hope that the midi tracks will be further developed, similar to Cubase, to make the workflow more fun.
Thanks in advance to VL team and community - VL is growing and it’s getting better with each Update!