I want to set my son up with a faster stand-alone box of his own so we can use
Rosegarden in our practice in the practice (his) room. We've got some good
music-minus-one type stuff (some of it literally Music Minus One, and some
from other publishers) but a lot of it is just too damn fast, and too damn
high for either of us at this point. Especially him. I can play several of
these pieces at half tempo pretty accurately, but at full speed, I go
completely all to hell. So I want slow accompaniment, and a way to increase
the speed of such incrementally. MIDI is a good way to go.
Toward this end, it would be *totally* copacetic to have some kind of global
tempo multiplier, such as there is an old feature request for, so it would be
possible to crank the tempo around for this purpose without having to use the
tempo editor. The tempo editor approach is particularly problematic if the
piece has tempo changes in it. Soooo much tedium, and then you have to go do
it all again when it's time to jack the speed up three notches.
Come to think of it, even having some controls *in* the tempo editor might be
better than nothing. "Apply the difference between the new tempo and the old
one to all other tempo changes." Not as convenient, but still usable. I
just would really like something to use. I imagine Pedro probably feels just
about the same as I do on this. He and I both really miss the old
[\/] [1/2] [1X] [2X] [/\] buttons Cakewalk used to have.
The problem always was what to do about audio, and this is why Rich crapped
all over this idea a couple years ago, but I don't see this as a problem.
This feature will do bad things if you have audio segments, so don't use it
if you have audio segments. Duhhhh. Having a quick way to change tempo all
at once would also be splendid for auditioning a fast package to pick out
which note you got wrong, or speeding up a slow passage you are working on,
so you don't have to drag through the whole thing again and again to hear
velocity changes or whatever. It would be a fantastically useful MIDI
composition/sequencing aid, and I think audio users should just avoid using
it. It could even be disabled if there are any audio segments present, so
people don't expect these buttons to transform the audio clips in some
fashion. (More usable, disabled if there are any audio segments un-muted.)
It seems like it would be trivial enough to implement, and it's mostly a
question of coming to a concensus that it's a valid idea. Rich's vote
doesn't count, since he's been off the radar map for a long time now. What
does everyone else say?
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <dmmcintyr@...>
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