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Keyboard shortcut to raise & lower volume/velocity?

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Hi all!

It is not currently possible to bind keyboard shortcuts for raising/lowering volume or velocity, right?

I don't think it is... but I just realized it would be awesome! A bit like the nudging keys, but for volume (audio tracks) or velocity (midi tracks). Less mouse use is always nice.

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Usually people do this in the piano roll by hovering the mouse over the velocity  bar and click drag up or down. Or by drawing a velocity curve in the velocity pane of the PVR.

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Posted (edited)

HI:)

@GreenLight

I attached you a few CAL Scripts. Copy them to ..\Cakewalk Content\Cakewalk core\Cal Scripts and bind Shortcuts to them:

 

The meaning of the Cals is the File Name!

 

I bound for example Velocity -+ 1 to CTRL-(+/-) and +-3 to CTRL+SHIFT (+/-), cause + and - on the NUM Pad is Note Up/Down in Cakewalk.

Feel free to use the others;)

I do use them very often....

I have Shortcuts for raising and lower the Gain too but this needs "Autohotkey" or AZController if you use a Midi Controller, I attached this too.

For Controller I should know the CCs...

Greetz;)

Bassman.

Note_Length_+10.cal Note_Length_-10.cal Note_Length.cal Transpose -12.cal Transpose +12.cal Velocity +3.cal Velocity -3.cal Velocity -1.cal Velocity +1.cal Gain-Sonar.ahk

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Posted (edited)

Wow, cool! Thanks a lot! :D

Just tried the velocity scripts (they raise/lower the velocity of selected midi notes). Your suggested shortcut with CTRL and +/- is superb! Thanks!

While these are very useful, what I was after originally is a way to adjust channel velocity or channel volume using the keyboard. Maybe that's not possible using CAL?

Edited by GreenLight
Updated with test results :)

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HI:)

@GreenLight

is a way to adjust channel velocity or channel volume using the keyboard

What do you mean with this? Overall Velocity and Volume of a Midi Track?

 

Bassman.

 

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For MIDI tracks, I refer to the "Vel+" parameter, which offsets the velocity for the entire MIDI track (track 26 in the screenshot below).

For audio tracks, I refer to the "Volume" parameter, which of course is the main volume for the audio track (track 27 below).

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I mainly use those two parameters when mixing, so being able to use the keyboard for those would be amazing... 😃

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Hi😊

If you have a MIDI Controller no problem!

With PC Keyboard you can install  Virtual MIDI Driver like LoopBe and use Cakewalk Virtual Keyboard with AZController Software. I can make a small Description how to install and use it. 
MIDI Controller or Keyboard  is much more simpler😉
 

Bassman

 

P.S. Another possibility is to use a PC Keyboard to MIDI Driver in conjunction with AZController!

Edited by Heinz Hupfer

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Posted (edited)

HI:)

@Max Arwood

F4 is the shortcut to open the gain window, you have to set it in the shortcut menu or change "send {F4} to any other!  target_Path is the path where you want to copy the last "MaxCopy" 5 Directories. In my Script I set it to 10 and the targets as you can see, 1 to my backup drive and 1 to the cloud.

 

@GreenLight

Sorry, but Vel+ and Volume can only be changed with a Controller Rotor, not with a button. 

With CAL you can only set an offset +- to the selected Track, I'm not really sure if you want that:)

Volume can only be set to a specific value with CAL. So with 2 Rotors it is possible to change that by controller and AZController. 

No way found to change this by buttons +-

 

BUT: You can set the Fokus of the selected Track to the VEL+ Parameter and then change it with "+" and "-" --> select the next/previous track.

Same with Volume!

 

I have to look, but I think it is not possible with AZController to set the Fokus to these parameters......?

EDIT: With Button you can open a small window and type in the value of Vel+ and Volume! If you want that I can make a preset for AZController.

 

Bassman.

From CAL Manual:

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(TrackVel+ [<amount> [<track>]])
This function sets an offset (Vel+) to the velocity of every note in a ‘track’.
‘amount’ must be between -127..127.
(TrackVolume [<volume> [<track>]])
This function sets the ‘track’ volume.
‘volume’ must be between -1..127
===============================================

 

Edited by Heinz Hupfer

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Never heard about Event inspector module in Control Bar?

For me this is the easiest way to manage velocity and others aspects of an event (and clips).

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3 hours ago, lapasoa said:

Never heard about Event inspector module in Control Bar?

For me this is the easiest way to manage velocity and others aspects of an event (and clips).

My favorite method too

 

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