Spline based curves could be really useful in terms of creating expression curves that are much more controllable that what we’ve had in the past…I’m still on C5…so, I don’t know if we’ve got that feature yet on C7 ?
Anyway, just to go on a bit, for those of you that may not be familiar with spline based curves, they are already in use within a couple of EQ plug-ins, but, are primarily used in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop for the creation of very detailed intricate curves and lines. Outlining a face or eye for editing would be one example.
The " line, parabola, sine etc…" based curves we have in the MIDI edit window,just don’t give enough control, neither in a gradual or abrupt manner, for expression, volume, modulation curves…etc. A spline curve would allow the user to create a point or multiple points, pull on a point, creating a handle around which a curve can be manipulated in any way imaginable.
I’m creating a Wobble Bass right now, where the modulation is controlling the wobble, somewhat in tempo, but wow, what hassle it is in the old way.