A simple but flexible tool to create automation curves.
You can download the latest version on the tool page.
Usage: select a range in the automation editor, right click on it and choose "Autobender..." from the menu. The curve is created in real time while you adjust the parameters.
- The two vertical sliders set the start and end values (they are also automatically updated when you change the selection).
- The XY pad adjust the curve:
- The vertical axis is the curvature (i.e. strength of the curve); at center the curve is a straight line.
- The horizontal axis transforms the curve into an s-shape (at center the shape is perfectly symmetrical).
- The horizontal slider below the pad adjust the "character" of the curve : middle is exponential, left is logarithmic, right is sinusoidal(-ish).
- The box at the bottom defines how points are spaced on the curve.
- Finally, the padlock icon at the bottom lock the currently selected range; this way you can make another selection and open a new Autobender window which will operate independently. This allows to edit multiple section of an automation curve at the same time.
I intend to keep the tool simple and to-the-point, so I probably won't add many features to it, if at all (also, this was more an offshoot of another project than a tool I intend to use). Obviously I'll fix bugs, and may tweaks a few things based on feedback.
I'm especially curious about the usability of the XY pad. I went through a lot of thinking and prototyping to find a solution that gives a large palette of musically relevant curves while staying simple enough. If you have any opinion on this, I'm glad to discuss it further.
Note: the idea to use a XY pad came from user gova in this thread, though I went in a different direction than the one proposed (i.e. not bezier curves).
- org.drakmaniso.Autobender_Rns310_v1.0.xrnx 5.12KB 146 downloads
- org.drakmaniso.Autobender_Rns310_v1.1.xrnx 5.22KB 125 downloads
- org.drakmaniso.Autobender_Rns310_v1.2.xrnx 5.23KB 119 downloads
- org.drakmaniso.Autobender_Rns310_v1.3.xrnx 7.99KB 146 downloads
Edited by drakmaniso, 24 October 2015 - 20:04.