Step 1: First we’re going to add the “Independence” sampler plugin to our MIDI track,
then select the acoustic bass “Mexican Ac Bass Piezo Long”
and play a short two bar sequence.
To edit the MIDI object we recorded simply double-click in the matrix editor.
Step 2: To cut overlapping notes select the option “Remove overlapping (polyphone)” from the “MIDI Function” menu
This cuts any overlapping sounds at the start of the following note.
Next we want to join the individual notes together to make a MIDI object using Legato. Legato means “joined” i.e. there is no pause betweens notes. This will make the piece gentle and even.
Step 3: Select “Legato” from the “MIDI Functions” menu. This extends all MIDI events until they reach the next note.
Step 4: Now we want to increase the velocity of all MIDI events. To do so we need to select all notes with “Ctrl + A” and increase the velocity in the controller editor. This turns the mouse pointer into a double arrow. Initially the different velocities will increase relative to one another. If an event has already reached the maximum of 127 the rest of the notes will also strive to reach this level.
Alternatively you can open the velocity dynamics option from the “MIDI Functions” menu, enter 127 into the required field and then select “Set value” to set the velocity of all the selected notes to the highest velocity.
We hope you have fun editing MIDI events!
The Samplitude Team