I would also like to know which DAW allows you to that and how.
This cannot work using the regular Pitch Bend midi messages as PB always works on the entire MIDI channel. Such limitations of the MIDI specifications were the reason why techniques like Note Expression were introduced.
However, the instrument has to support Note Expression Pitch Bend. So you’ll have to look at any instrument (virtual and hardware, though I am not sure if any hardware synths support it) whether they support Note Expression.
Not sure if mentioning the other daw that impliments it is allowed but its name begins with A and a google search for Pitch bend individual midi notes in a chord should bring up a youtube tutorial on how to do it.
It was after watching the video I posted in here as I do not use Ableton,
The VSTi who’s notes I want to individually pitch bend is Ample Sound SC.
Expression maps are alien to me as I have never had need to use them.
I forgot to say that in my experiments since I started this thread I have discovered that with note editor open, if I select a note within a chord and then open MIDI > Note Expression > Open Note Expression Editor then the editor opens only on the note selected.
However, no matter what I click I am nbot able to select a paramater to apply be it CC1, CC2, or any other CC so I am not sure of what the point of the Expression Editor is.
Everything in Cubase is such a workflow killer, no spontaneity and everything is a grind.
Thats interesting, thank you.
Is this data entered in the normal way in the note editor controller lane as that
article you linked to shows the controller data appearing over the note and not in the lower controller lane?
I looked at the Ableton Live tutorial (yes, you can name any DAW name here) and there they used Note Expression as well. They used it on their internal synth Wavetable, so this is a synth that supports Note Expression but note that not all synths do.
I used Padshop in Cubase. So this is what it looks like when I draw in PB on a single note.
I opened the Note Expression editor through the context menu (by right clicking the selected note).
On the left hand side in, waht we call the Inspector, I select Pitchbend. Afterwards I can use the pencil tool to just draw in the PB curve.
Please note that there are several little tools in this editor to help editing.
All in all it is pretty similiar to Live (technically the Daw’s name starts with an L, not an A )
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the information I will spend some time trying things.
I am using AmpleSound Ample SC and I am trying to bend a single note in a chord up / down to aproximate when a guitarist does holds a chord and bends a single string up to create a different chord. Pretty much a staple move but not easy to replicate in a vst.
As an aside, MIDI guitar converters usually use one MIDI channel per string, and this allows the pitchbend of each string to be recorded individually, and routed to its own synth. Typically, you would use 6 instances of the same synth, so although it’s an unwieldy setup, it works reasonably well and does what you want in realtime.