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8 months ago
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Papa Wings


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Just a few ideas for the site:

1. Ability to change profile picture
2. A "Repeat and Fade" setting for the midi player, if possible.

That's all I have for now.

Thoughts?

 
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8 months ago
Muchacho


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Me likey. There is a repeat command already tho, like this

5|--a|x2

I like the fade idea though!

 
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8 months ago
BA


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Indeed, great ideas guys! Working on a homepage redesign at the moment, will add these ideas in the queue.
 
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8 months ago
Papa Wings


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A new quick thought:

A pedal setting for the midi player, perhaps?

 
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8 months ago
BA


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Thanks Papa! You're full of ideas these days! :) Which pedal did you have in mind for the pedal setting? We do have an option for the 3rd pedal (the overall sustain pedal) which you can utilize with the >>>> symbols.

eg:
5|d----------
1|d>>>>>>>>>>

 
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8 months ago
Papa Wings


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I do love that sustain setting and that is similar to what I'm thinking of.

(Tell me if this can't work)

But I'm thinking of a setting that allows note pitches to be mixed together, like holding the 3rd pedal on a piano.

The sustain setting sustains the note, but it cuts the pitch off immediately when finished, and doesn't mix with the pitches of the following notes.

Maybe it could like something like this in a tab:

4|-----c>>>>|
3|a>>>>-----|

|>>>>>>>>>>>|
    Pedal

That "pedal" line would stretch across the bottom of a section of tab and mix all notes within the section.

Hopefully that made a bit of sense. It sounded good in my head.

 
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8 months ago
marosi


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Makes sense to me instead of making a sustain for each individual note you can make one line to sustain for the whole chord but still be able to sustain individual if needed
 
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8 months ago
marosi


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It would make it alot faster to write tabs
 
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8 months ago
elon
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http://tabnabber.com/FORUM2/display_me...

Related post from years past

 
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8 months ago
BA


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329 Posts
Great idea Papa! It sounds like the same concept DaTickler requested a while back (thanks elon!), we just never got around to doing it and figured it was no longer necessary since we added the individual note sustain and the whole tab sustain setting, but Marosi makes a good point, having this chord sustain would help speed up tab making (and be more similar to how a real sustain pedal is used).

I was thinking we'd implement it like this (where the S means sustain)...
S|>>>>>>
5|a-a-a-
4|a-----


...but the "S" is also used to signify the "Strings" voice, so that might be confusing?
We need a way to tell the midi player (and music readers) that a particular line is meant for depressing the sustain pedal tho, any ideas? Some alternatives..

 |>>>>>>    T|>>>>>>    >|>>>>>>    #|>>>>>>    
5|a-a-a-    5|a-a-a-    5|a-a-a-    5|a-a-a-    
4|a-----    4|a-----    4|a-----    4|a-----    


 
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8 months ago
BA


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Argh, we already have "T" for trumpet, I'm leaning toward using the same symbol to introduce the sustain line: >|>>>>

Thinking this line should also override the whole tab sustain and individual note sustain setting as well? So a tab written like this would hold the "c" note for 4 beats:
>|>>>>----
4|c>------

 
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8 months ago
Papa Wings


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I like the ">" for the sustain symbol.

But would the sustain line need to be assigned or specified a certain line(s), or would it encompass every line of the section of a tab?

Say you only wanted to sustain a "4|" line, but you have a "5|" and "3|" line (or multiple "4|" lines). Could you give a line a specific variable like a letter to differentiate them?

For example:

>4a|
4a|
4b|
4c|


And if you only have a single line for one octave, it wouldn't need a letter. And if you want all of the same octave lines sustained, you wouldn't have to specify which one you want.

Same with the whole section of a tab, the sustain line wouldn't need any extra numbers or letters.

 
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8 months ago
robo
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Yeah nice ideas! Question:
>|---->>>>
5|a>>>----

I think the sustain line should apply to the whole staff, not an individual octave line. That way it is consistent with standard notation/sheet music. But how many beats should the tab above be held?
I would argue it should be the full length of the sustain line, that's how it would work if u were holding the note down with your finger and then stepped on the sustain pedal. But if u lifted your finger up and then stepped on the sustain it would cut it off

 
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8 months ago
BA


Admin
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329 Posts
Yeah I was thinking the sustain line would apply to the entire staff as well, otherwise it gets complicated. In your example @robo I'm not sure if the "a" note would be held 8 beats or 4, since it sits in the middle of the cutoff. Here it's easier to see in a monospaced font:
>|---->>>>
5|a>>>----


It should depend on which happens first, the finger lift or the pedal press. But in your example they happen simultaneously! Maybe that's a detail we'll delve into later.

Where the sustain line goes is another open question (the top or bottom of the staff). If it's easy maybe we'll just allow either option (though that could get messy if some butthead puts in a sustain line at the top and the bottom).

 
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8 months ago
Papa Wings


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I think that the top would be better. It would be easily noticed at the start of the tab. Similar to the way I put vocals and other types of lines in my tabs to differentiate them from the harmony.
 
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7 months ago
MatthewMcCollum


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7 Posts
You can make a makeshift fade by controlling the volume of each track and gradually turning it up or down every so often.

25:Volume=6

25:4|------------d---d---d---c---c---c---c---c---c---e---e---e---d---d---d---c---c---c---c---c---c---|
25:3|g---g---g---------------------------------------c---c---c---------------------------------------|
25:2|e---e---e---b---b---b---a---a---a---a---a---a---------------b---b---b---a---a---a---a---a---a---|

25:Volume=4

25:4|------------d---d---d---c---c---c---c---c---c---e---e---e---d---d---d---c---c---c---c---c---c---|
25:3|g---g---g---------------------------------------c---c---c---------------------------------------|
25:2|e---e---e---b---b---b---a---a---a---a---a---a---------------b---b---b---a---a---a---a---a---a---|

25:Volume=2

25:4|------------d---d---d---c---c---c---c---c---c---e---e---e---d---d---d---c---c---c---c---c---c---|
25:3|g---g---g---------------------------------------c---c---c---------------------------------------|
25:2|e---e---e---b---b---b---a---a---a---a---a---a---------------b---b---b---a---a---a---a---a---a---|

 
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