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0007182ardourfeaturespublic2023-09-07 18:21
Reportercooltehno_bugs Assigned Topaul  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSKXStudioOS Version14.04
Product Version5.5 
Summary0007182: To limit or switch off sound, when few MIDI notes are selected
Description Ardour has a useful possibility to sound selected MIDI notes. This mode can be activated here:

 Preferences>MIDI>MIDI Preferences>

"Sound MIDI notes as they are selected in the editor".

 This mode works fine with single notes, but when we select several notes - they sound together (volume level summary!). If, for example, we have about 20 notes in a region and press Ctrl+A (to select all of them) - it produces an impermissible level of sound.
 The proposal is:
-to make a level limitation for several notes sounding;
-or to switch off the sounding of the selected group of notes at all;
-or to sound the first note of the selected note group.
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has duplicate 0008358 closedx42 Ardour will play selected MIDI notes on project load (if enabled) 



2017-03-20 05:17

reporter   ~0019535

One extra thought:
-to sound the note which we pick during dragging the group.


2022-10-31 20:04

reporter   ~0026791

added gif example


2023-07-03 15:20

administrator   ~0027844

This was addressed in Ardour 6.3 (August 2020)
    Special case MIDI note selection auditioning - 0008358
    This adds a few exceptions to the general preference
    "Sound MIDI notes as they are being selected in the editor".
    * Select all no longer plays _all_ notes.
    * Remain silent when selection is inverted or a range is selected
    * Play no sound when a saved selection is restored on session load.


2023-07-03 15:24

administrator   ~0027845

A "level limitation for several notes sounding" would have to happen by the synth. unconditionally adding a Limiter is not an option either.
"or to sound the first note of the selected note group." This seems wrong when selecting chords.


2023-09-07 18:21

administrator   ~0028009

I intend to put a 12 note limit in place. It might not be the 12 notes you intend, but that's life.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-12-19 17:41 cooltehno_bugs New Issue
2017-03-20 05:17 cooltehno_bugs Note Added: 0019535
2022-10-31 20:04 cooltehno_bugs Note Added: 0026791
2022-10-31 20:04 cooltehno_bugs File Added: bundle_selection_sound_overload.gif
2022-10-31 20:47 paul Assigned To => paul
2022-10-31 20:47 paul Status new => acknowledged
2023-07-03 15:20 x42 Note Added: 0027844
2023-07-03 15:20 x42 Relationship added has duplicate 0008358
2023-07-03 15:24 x42 Note Added: 0027845
2023-09-07 18:21 paul Note Added: 0028009