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Old 07-06-2018, 03:35 AM
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Default Bending notes in silk how?

I just downloaded and started using silk which sounds truly amazing and organic.
However i saw in the tutorial video on youtube that he was able to slide between some notes, i have not been able to figure how you do that?

There is a link below to the east west silk tutorial video where he slides at 4:09

I really hope some of you guys can enlighten me.

I am using ableton live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEha...aC4GPwbg&t=251 - tutorial video at 4:09
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:35 AM
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Is the legato script turned on in Play? How are your MIDI notes placed?
If the distance is too large, then it won´t work properly. Can you perhaps
provide a screenshot of the latter?
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:33 AM
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I'm not quite sure if you're talking about Legato, as Lorenz suggested (going from one note to another), or if you're talking about a pitch bend. Pitch bend has a separate wheel (next to the modwheel, usually a wheel that 'snaps' back into centre position when released) on MIDI keyboards. Is that what you're looking for?

If you don't have a MIDI keyboard, maybe Ableton has a way to 'draw' pitch wheel automation manually. I don't use Ableton, so I don't know.

Edit: The video you linked uses the Erhu Legato patch. That specific instrument requires your modwheel (CC #1) to be at specific value ranges for different articulations. As you can see in the articulation panel, your modwheel needs to be between 65 and 127, and the notes need to be connected/overlap for the legato effect to appear.

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Old 07-09-2018, 02:29 AM
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Yea i am talking about the pitch bend, and i am using the legato patch. I hoped that there was an easy way to do it that doesn't require a mod wheel. Perhaps if the MIDI notes were overlapping it would bend automatically or something like that. I am recording on my electric piano but i guess i'll have to find something cheap with a mod wheel, i checked the prices it doesn't seem to expensive. .

Thanks a lot for the help!

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