I have a short looping arpeggio in a phrase. The instrument is a VSTi. Now, I wanted to fade the volume of the phrase in an easy way, from any time i trigger the phrase in the main pattern data.
The nice solution for this would have been if there were block loops in phrases (similar to the protracker E6x effect) that could be used in conjunction with the usual fade-out effect. This isn’t available, so I decided to go for the simple keytracker -> lfo envelope -> gainer solution in the usual track device chain. It’s crude, but should work, I thought.
It turns out that the keytracker device is triggering on every individual phrase note. This design must surely be flawed? In my mind, pattern data should be separated from phrase data.
I can’t think of any way to fade a looping phrase, other than manually inserting LFO resets in the pattern editor, that controls a gainer fade. Is there a simpler solution? This is a bit basic, and shouldn’t require a crude and bothersome solution IMO.