New Tool: Ticky Roll

2.7 Beta Versions:

1798 2_7ATickyRoll0_54.xrnx

1799 2_7AMultiTrackTickyRoll0_54.xrnx

A new Alpha, Ticky Roll:

Lots planned, some obvious, some not so yet.

However I think it can be useful in the mean time:


  • A piano Roll style overview of notes in a track.
  • Edit notes from the GUI
  • Auto-update of notes on play
  • Manual update via button if needed
  • Macro velocity Control for all notes in a track

Access via Keybindings:


1461 ATickyRoll0_54.xrnx


[/b]1492 AMultiTrackTickyRoll0_54.xrnx

[b]VERSION 0.54 17th_Dec (Multi)

[/b]Preference added
now choose width (small/full) and no. of rows for GUI.
Improved performance level with single_track version

VERSION 0.54 11th_Nov

Preferences added in single-track version:
now choose width (small/full) and no. of rows for GUI.

[/b]VERSION 0.53 11th_Nov

bug with first note volume @80 fixed + note-off vols ignored
“Normal mode” speed improvements while scrolling (thanks taktik :line(a))
minor range bug fixed[b]

[/b]VERSION 0.503 11th_Nov (Multi)

bug with first note volume @80 fixed + note-off vols ignored

VERSION 0.502 02nd_Nov (Multi)

A new Multi-Track version of Ticky added.

[/b]VERSION 0.522 26th_Oct

minor bug addressed while using lowest note in shrink mode
VERSION 0.52 23rd_Oct

[/b]Added row number lane and fixed a range bug

VERSION 0.51 21st_Oct

Mainly added Shrink “mode” that will condense the contents of the track. i.e. time is no longer shown with vertical space.
Other small changes also

Ha, this is great :D

I’ve been using quad ruled paper for guitar & keyboard note taking and theory observations, so this is close to home.

I’m eager to see where this will go.

Yes, theory and visual pitch separation --> hand in hand :)

so… it’s some kind of pitch frequency table?

edit: erm, derp on my part… i guess it looks more like chord overview or summat.

It’s a pianoroll. :P

planned: note-off’s?

Thinly disguised as a “Ticky Roll” --> B) <-- PR w/shades

Possible when I eventually delve into scripting bitmaps.

I must be blind, but where can I find it after installing?

“Access via Keybinding”

Edit: you can pop up several Ticky Rolls per track, also, you can select different instruments per Ticky Roll


oh :>>

neat! will probably be great for quickly prototyping a chord sequence!

Yes Hopefully!

On first tests here I am finding it useful so far.

yes, I should get round to editing the first post :)

Brilliant, thankyou.

I see a useful application for multitouch here.

tried it a bit yesterday and i like it!

the only thing i noticed is that i get kind of poor overview because i use 12 lpb… but as i said, i might just not have gotten the hang of it yet.

Think that is one for taktik?: iTickyRoll…

I have a new version that deals with this. It is already working but I need to polish up a bit of the notifier behaviour if possible. If I can`t get it perfect I will just release for now anyway as is an alpha.

New Update with shrink mode to get an overview of a whole track.

See first post.

Nice, I automatically reach for the shrink mode after I have a decisive lock on structure and rhythm.

To see a quick overview of how many points I have in a phrase and concentrate on its contour.

New small update: row numbers added and a small range bugfix.

Please see first post.

Some notes while using the Ticky Roll in shrink mode. I’m mostly using counterpoint compositional methods to test it.

I’m using custom color, track order, track and pattern naming to get my bearings. No use of Dsp’s yet.

  1. One track and several columns for each voice, a new pattern and same track for variations.

  2. Several tracks per voice and the columns to organize the influx of variations.

  3. Several tracks per voice and several tracks for variations.

When using the Ticky Roll…

  1. For example, voice 1 = column 1, voice 2 = column 2, and so on… editing the second voice goes into column 1 or any available spaces nearest to the left column if using several columns. I keep going back to the Pattern Editor to place voice 2 in column 2.

  2. …hmm, I don’t think I’ve used it this way much, I think its to avoid a clash of same notes used.

  3. This method I’ve used quite comfortably, even though it requires several tracks more than method 1 & 2. I use the Ticky less in this method though because I can’t easily compare several voices.

What I like about the Ticky Roll is exiting the other screens to one screen and see all of what I’ve combined in terms of notes in shrink mode. Kind of like the Pattern Matrix but the ability to see the combined note input. I’ve also tried to use the Ticky as a rhythm tool but it got weird when I tried to shrink it and some notes disappeared, mostly in the lower octaves.