I havent really had chance to try this as i’m at work now, but say for example, that i have written a basic drum pattern in one column, is there…
a way to highlight all of the snares and then cut and paste them to another track?
if this isn’t possible, can i randomise say the velocity on a specific note (the note my snare is mapped to)?
The first point cannot be done, as far as I understand, unless your snare is in an easy separate column where you can just cut that out of the track and put it in a new one.
Similar for the velocity randomisation. Easy to do if the snare is in a seperate column: select your variables under the last tab Vol/Pan/Effects and make sure your Content Mask is set only to ‘volume’ if you just want to edit the velocity.
Other people may be able to explain this better than me
no the snare is in one column along with all the other hits
so it doesnt sound like its possible. shame, as using piano roll editors on say DP5 or cubase, you can just double click your note which highlights all instances of that note, then you can cut and paste onto a separate track where you can effect just that note (the snare in the example above)
would be cool if something like this ever got implemented, as it would make separating your kit onto individual tracks really easy.
For now my best advice would be to be each separate instrument into separate tracks. Use send tracks for cluster effects (e.g. global drum compression etc). This will generally aide you in being more precise with your mixing.
Yeah you really really should be putting each drum sound on a separate track.