General MIDI features

Samplitude Pro X offers an extensive range of MIDI functions - MIDI data may be imported and exported at any time via keyboard, MIDI keyboard, or via the mouse and then processed with internal editors. Of course, VST instruments may also be integrated and controlled with the editors mentioned. No matter whether VSTis or synthesizers from Samplitude Pro X or external VST plug-ins; they can all be edited and played back with the various editors.

The MIDI editor integrates different sub-editors, views, ranges, and tools. For example, the piano roll, drum editor, score editor, controller editor (e.g. velocity, MIDI volume, etc.), and a list editor are all available.

 

Various editors

Samplitude Pro X features a variety of editors. The familiar piano roll mode provides an exact display of the start of the notes, their length, and their pitch. Of course, the notes may also be copied, moved, extended, shortened, and played back here directly. You also have complete access to the VST instruments used and you can also specifically set and change any parameter like velocity, sustain, and other effects. MIDI quantization is also possible without any additional steps.

Of course, there's also a sophisticated drum editor especially for the drums. This allows you to "map" the notes played onto each other and to assign specific quantization or even a new (MIDI) output channel to each drum element as required.

The drum editor may be operated in two different modes.

  • Matrix mode: Conventional note display with exact indication of note start, note length, and pitch (piano roll)
  • Cell mode: Special display with adjustable note width (pencil width) and definable view quantization grid per instrument

The MIDI and drum editor's integrated controller editor is able to display and edit up to 4 MIDI controllers, pitchbend, and aftertouch simultaneously, whereby the user may decide which if the four controllers are visible.

The Score editor displays the score of a MIDI track in realtime. If you move or extend MIDI data, these changes are immediately reflected in the score. If you insert a new note in the score editor, a corresponding "MIDI note on" event is created immediately. Individual notes can be created by clicking, whereby the pitch, velocity and length parameters can easily be selected for one or several notes. You can also easily move, transpose, copy, insert, or delete notes with the mouse. Score sheets may also be printed, of course.

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MIDI velocity dynamics

"Velocity Dynamics" as real-time effect (MIDI effect) or offline effect allows you to edit the attack dynamics of the MIDI notes. Adjust the MIDI velocity to the connected synthesizer, e.g. to adjust MIDI synths or VSTis, thereby compressing or expanding the velocity strength of the selected event. Besides diverse useful presets, this tool also includes a randomize function that provides very diverse settings.