I've had this tiny idea of writing a simple visual way to edit melodies
in a piano roll'ish way:
So I wrote a tool today, I ripped the scalefinder scale code
and reused it in this tool. I hope thats alright with the
I haven't used it extensively yet, but for the brave here is a first
You use it basically by selecting stuff in the pattern editor and then
go into the right-click context menu and select "Melody Editor...".
You can not set new note events in the melody editor, only edit the pitch
of existing notes. The basic workflow for melody creation I'm usually following
is that I first create some rhythm with a single note and then flesh out the
pitches on top of that rhytm. Here my tool comes in, and will maybe prove useful
- I hope :-)
Edit: The root note is yellow. The chromatic notes outside the scale are red,
and the notes inside the scale are green. If you have multiple notes inside a single
line in the pattern editor, each gets it's own line in the melody editor - visually
closer together. See the lines 1.00 and 2.00 in the melody editor, they contain the
notes from the line 00 in the pattern editor. Generally, the numbering scheme is: <column>.<pattern line number>.
Edited by elmex, 16 March 2012 - 12:40.