asked Feb 15 at 16:05 by subtox (11)

I'm trying to play something on my 49-key controller that requires my left hand to be down at C0 and my right hand way up at A5 simultaneously. So I'd like to set up a split where all notes B2 and lower are transposed down an octave (so I can play B2 and get B1, for example, but C3 and above are untouched).

I accomplished this by setting up an Instrument Layer with two identical copies of the instrument, and a Note Filter before each one -- Copy A only allows notes 0-59 and Copy B only allows notes 60-127. Then I put a Note Pitch Shifter on Copy A to shift it down 1 octave.

The above actually works but seems inefficient because of the redundant copies of the instrument -- if I change parameters on one I'll need to change both, plus I'm assuming it is more unnecessary work for the CPU. Is there a simpler way to do this with a single copy of the instrument?

Hi @subtox,

Put both your Note Filter->Pitch Transpose chains inside a Note Fx Layer and then your desired Instrument after the Note Fx Layer.


answered Feb 15 at 20:23 by sticklebrick (292)

edited Feb 15 at 21:43

Thanks for the reply. Are you referring to an actual device called "Note FX Layer"? That seems to be exactly what I need but I don't have a layer device by that name, only FX Layer and Instrument Layer. When I set up an FX Layer with the Note Filters and Note Pitch Shifter it is completely ignored. Am I just doing something wrong? I'm currently running v2.3.5, by the way.

  — (Feb 20 at 18:56) subtox

Ehm... Actually it has been introduced in 2.4... I guess you should upgrade... Consider that 2.5 has many many feature coming in a short (currently beta7) and sparkling v3 is expected in a few months. You will no regret the upgrade, trust me :-)

  — (Feb 20 at 20:25) fsciarra62

I think you can use instrument layer instead of note layer in this situation at least....

  — (Feb 20 at 22:10) sticklebrick

Thanks, guys. I guess the fact that I am still on 2.3.5 explains it. :) I definitely plan to upgrade when v3 comes out, just saving up for it for now.

  — (Feb 25 at 17:58) subtox

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