I’ve got to say that the shrink mode is coming in handy in more ways than one. The funny thing is, that’s how I more or less notate my stuff on paper.
I decided to notate rhythm and structure in a separate manner because it got too convoluted and I couldn’t immediately see each important role, each important component in making each song unique, having its own personality before any signal processing.
With shrink mode, I can take a snapshot of all notes used per pattern & song, and give it to someone who doesn’t read standard notation.
It would be nice to have some sort of keyboard <-> fretboard converter, just a simple snapshot converter with no editing ability in terms of what the Ticky Roll can do, though the ability to modify the fretboard would be ideal, so it can be applicable to as many fretboard based instruments.
yes, this would be awesome! (= for me it would be enough if one could just select which note to tick in the tickylol by writing “4:7”, for example, which would indicate the pitch of the 4th string fretted at the 7th fret.
this would mean that no guitar neck gui (they are problematic in that they have pitch change in two directions) would be needed but only a text input box and an add button. (displaying which string/fret on the guitar that a particular ticked box corresponds to would be nice too.)
i’ve always had this “translation problem” and have at times even used tuxguitar to input notes and then export it as midi… but the program is not very good and is plagued by a horrible rhythm input method because it uses standard musical notation. (pauses and notes must all add up to a measure so one has to shuffle them around to try something new out. really stupid.)
I don’t know if a converter would complicate the Ticky Roll, maybe it should be a separate tool ?
A keyboard <-> fretboard converter would essentially be like a perspective shifter with out the bells and whistles that come in playing a keyboard or guitar, just the notes.
The reason I would opt for a fretboard gui is to see similar viewing functions as the Ticky like all notes used per pattern or song, in this case it would be on a fretboard, but with the added functionality of different tunings and setting what fret based instrument it is, bass or baritone guitars, banjo, 6 or 7 string, etc… edit: but like b4, just a simple converter with mod functions
A gui less converter might integrate well with the current Ticky though.
Nevermind about the fretboard gui, got a little lost. Sorry if I sidetracked things a bit.
Anyone could actually make any fretboard representation using 1 track and several columns, in this example I used Taktik’s Find and Replace tool to mark notes used and then deleted notes that weren’t used in order to plan an arrangement on guitar stemming from an original programmed composition.
I don’t know if its possible or if anyone else would find the following feature request useful.
Clicking in Ticky automatically goes to the first column or available columns near the first, overriding volume, pan, delay information shared in the same line.
As an example, 1 track 2 columns line 00, 1st column has only volume info, so when clicking in Ticky, it stays or goes in column 2. It would be fine if only volume was implemented to prevent notes going into column 1, excluding pan and delay.
EDIT: nevermind face palm, i see that note OFF takes care of this + i can adjust the off fadeout to zero so the natural volume fade is not affected