What? No. I don't assume anything anymore, also have zero information about what is going on or not.
It will remain a mystery .
...No need for predefined presets, never won't fit to the individual case.
...never won't fit to the individual case. This has been a dilemma for me, when starting the code of this tool (Automa32). The reference I have taken is always to add curves from left to right, and to have the reference of the "value" of the last point (the one that has the last "time" in the envelope). I think that Automa32 will be able to include in intermediate sections also without influencing the rest of the envelope.
But there is another interesting subject to keep in mind. The composer can create the curve before composing the pattern. This provides a certain game when it comes to creating. Normally it is the other way around, you create the pattern, and according to the rhythm of the music or melody, you generate the curve or the whole envelope. But you can control all the parameters of the devices with envelopes, and this gives a lot of play, even doing the procedure backwards: create the curve first, and then compose the pattern.
Anyway I intend that Automa32 can offer an agile way of creating curves or complete envelopes, but also that you can adjust them in the corresponding section, both in the X (time) and in the Y (value).
I also had to think about a grid. For each pattern there is an envelope. This involves forcing a little the end of each curve so that it occupies the entire width of the envelope, and can work from the tool without having to add single points with the mouse. Adding a group of points ordered with one or two clicks can save a lot of work, even if it is a pre-set curve that does not fit your pattern, at least in most curves or simple lines. If it is a bit mismatched, you can always adjust a group of points by dragging. This tool forces us to work more with groups of "ordered" points than for single points (for single points it is better to use the mouse. The controls with the keyboard commands are not as agile). For this reason, at least with the automation editor, the more things you can do with the mouse, is better.
I must recognize, that of all the tools I have built so far, Automa32 is the most dynamic and fun. You can experience new things with curves. You will have curves impossible to create with the mouse and find new sound textures.
Edit: by the way, the Automa32 tool is already prepared to configure 96 preset curves, through 3 banks of 32 buttons. It is necessary to add the values of time and value of each point and the icon of each button. It's fun!
Edited by Raul (ulneiz), 24 November 2017 - 00:10.