Hi Dan,

MusE does support drawing automation for midi events and has supported this for a very long time.
For audio, automation is also available but it's not visual. You change the mixer sliders while changing the [read] button to [write] or [touch].

Now I meant to explain midi automation only to realize it seems somewhat broken at the moment. All I can automate is velocity.

I'll keep the explanation here for completeness.

Start with the Settings menu. (my muse is currently localized to swedish so I hope I'm getting the names right..)

Open the last entry Midi ports / Softsynths
And setup a midi port to your synth. This is done by selecting the right device in the 'Device name' drop down and select the right Instrument in that drop down.
If you are using ZynAdd there should be an Instrument definition available already.
If your instrument does not have any you can either select a generic device or create an IDF file that reflects the capabilities of your synth.
Lets pretend you select ZynAdd.

Now create a midi track and record or otherwise create a part on that track.
Open the part by double clicking on it.
At the bottom left there is a button <ctrl>, click it.
You will get a new pane at the bottom and two small buttons. the X is for closing the pane, the other is for selecting which parameter to automate.
As I said the only parameter I managed to automate now is velocity.
I may be missing something but I thought the others were gonna be the same.
At the top of the window there are some drawing tools that can be used to draw curves.
Closing with the X does not remove the automation, it just closes the pane.

I think that is about it.

Regards,
Robert





2009/5/29 allcoms <allcoms@googlemail.com>
Hi Muse users!

I've not played with Muse in some time so I was very happy to discover
that the latest release claims to support the recording and editing of
automation curves. This is really great news if it works as it has
been a long requested feature by Linux audio enthusiasts and Muse
could distinguish itself by being the first FOSS MIDI app to feature
usable automation support. However, I have looked over all the
existing docs on the muse web site but it would seem that using muse's
automation features hasn't been documented yet and I have failed to
work out its usage so far.

I only really plan on using Muse as a MIDI sequencer as I've only got
a cheapo, integrated intel sound card in my machine right now but I am
hoping that I could draw automation curves under Muse to:

* Control instrument parameters under zynaddsubfx (ie cutoff,
resonance, LFO etc.) or another softsynth

* Control LADSPA FX properties

If I can do this already under muse 1.0rc2, I would be very grateful
if someone could provide step-by-step instructions on how to go about
doing both tasks. These instructions could then be added to the wiki
as (preliminary) automation documentation.

The other thing which seems to be missing is the ability to create
triplets or tuplets (ie groups of 3, 5, 7 notes etc.) in the piano
roll editor. Does muse support triplets yet? If so, how do I access
this feature?

Looking forward to 1.0 and beyond - thanks for your help!

Dan

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