asked Feb 20 at 06:21 by voidshine (220)

In the MIDI editor...

When events are selected, there is an "origin", usually the cursor time position -- let's call this Source position S. The note events are at times S+T1, S+T2, S+T3, etc. Copy the events and then click to place the cursor somewhere else -- let's call this Destination position D. When I paste, what I'd expect is for the notes to be at position D+T1, D+T2, D+T3, etc. But unfortunately the cursor/event relation is lost, so the first note is exactly at D, then the next at D+T2-T1, then D+T3-T1, etc.

That difference between D and D+T1 ... is very musically significant, but we have to find the exact right position to paste every time, instead of simply grabbing a bunch of events relative to a bar boundary and then pasting at a bar. Am I missing something? Is it possible to copy/paste with the origin/offset preserved?

This is a known issue since forever...

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answered Feb 20 at 15:29 by stamp (186)

My idea is not really handy... You could use the Time Selection tool (2) for this. Mark the region you want to copy. Then copy. Set the cursor to the destination and paste. Distances are preserved. Has disadvantages with overlapping notes, of course. They are cut off and/or only partially copied.

Edit: When you have selected some notes with the Pointer Tool (1) you can extend the marked range (vertical white lines) on the left side to the left before copy/paste to preserve the distance at the beginning. Maybe thats the solution.

Edit2: Sorry. My "solution" does only work with Ctrl-D for duplicate. So the only way I see is to paint a "helper note" at your source position S before copying. Thats ugly! :-)

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answered Feb 20 at 11:37 by LessLyrics (118)

edited Feb 20 at 12:13

I wanted to add for those who don't know:

There IS a way to copy MIDI events in relation to the grid. But this does not work with placing the cursor and copy/paste. On the bottom right of the Detail Editor "Snap to grid offset" must be enabled. To make snapping easier you may want to switch off Snap to grid and Snap to objects ("Events").

Select your events with the mouse and Ctrl drag them to copy them somewhere else. Now they snap to an "invisible grid" which is always the distance to the "origin" (16th grid).

Placing the cursor in relation to the grid doesn't seem to be possible.

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answered Feb 23 at 16:32 by LessLyrics (118)

edited Feb 24 at 13:59

Thanks for the suggestions, LessLyrics. Upvoted your suggestions, as they are what I usually end up doing in practice. But these are awkward workarounds for a simple bug in the copy/paste implementation, so I gotta mark stamp's reply as the answer. I hope Bitwig will fix this in an update soon because it's just painful, especially when I'm used to Live doing the obviously useful thing.

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answered Feb 23 at 21:56 by voidshine (220)

Thanks for the suggestions, LessLyrics. Upvoted your suggestions, as they are what I usually end up doing in practice. But these are awkward workarounds for a simple bug in the copy/paste for an essay writing service https://www.wowessays.com/ implementation, so I gotta mark stamp's reply as the answer. I hope Bitwig will fix this in an update soon because it's just painful, especially when I'm used to Live doing the obviously useful thing.

Ok. I'll follow your advice, Thanks, probably it should be useful for me.

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answered Feb 27 at 15:17 by nousername1990 (9)

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