With “Multi Object Editing” you can display and edit MIDI events from multiple MIDI objects together in the MIDI editor.
Step 1: Select multiple MIDI objects in the arranger and open them in the MIDI editor either by double-clicking on the selected MIDI object or by clicking on the MIDI editor button in the docker.
Now you’ll see all of the events from the selected MIDI objects in the opened MIDI editor.
If you want to display the MIDI editor as a separate window outside the docker, simply drag the tab out of the docker or double-click on the MIDI editor tab.
You can return the MIDI editor to the docker through repeated double-clicks on the individual window or by dragging the window onto the tab bar.
Step 2: You can add further MIDI objects for Multi Object Editing in the MIDI editor by clicking on them in the arranger while holding down the Shift key.
Step 3: To clearly distinguish the events of the different MIDI objects select „Options“ > „Use Track Colors“ in the MIDI editor menu.
If you open the MIDI editor in the Docker, the MIDI menu can be opened by right-clicking on an open area in the toolbar.
The colors make it easier to tell the various MIDI events from the individual MIDI objects apart.
Step 4: If you click on the arrow next to the object/track display, you will see all the MIDI objects and MIDI tracks in Multi Object Editing mode
one after the other. The currently selected object or track is indicated by a checkmark.
Step 5: To add MIDI events to an object, first click on the existing MIDI event in this object. This activates the object (“MIDI Break D” in our example). Now you can draw new MIDI events in the object using the pencil tool.
Step 6: Using the option “Current Object (highlight range and notes)” you can highlight the entire range of the current object. Areas outside the current object will be grayed out and the notes of other objects will be paler but still selectable.
You can activate this function in the MIDI editor menu under “Options” or with the button behind the object selection field.
Step 7: To activate the display filter for the current track, click on the button “Track Display Filter” or go to “Options” > “VIP Track Filter” in the MIDI editor menu.
Events on other tracks will then be grayed out and can no longer be activated or moved while the track filter is active. This also reduces the display in the controller editor to the veIocity values for the current track. If the option “Hide filtered events” in the “Options” menu is also activated, MIDI events that are not current will be made invisible.
Step 8: If you want to switch the display filter to a different MIDI track, select the MIDI track from the track display list.
Step 9: You can also copy and paste MIDI events from one object to another. To do this, drag out a rectangle over the events in the activated MIDI object and copy them with the key command “Ctrl + C”.
Step 10: Now switch to a different MIDI object (here: Robota MIDI) and paste the copied events at the playback marker position with the key command (Ctrl + V).
Tip: You can easily adjust the pitch of the activated events using the “Arrow Up” and “Arrow Down” keys.
We hope you enjoy multi object editing.
The Samplitude Team