Add - Continuous Data dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose the MIDI tool icon. The MIDI Tool menu appears.
  2. Choose MIDI Tool > Continuous Data. The View Continuous Data dialog box appears.
  3. Specify the MIDI controller you want to edit—pedaling, patch changes, pitch wheel, and so on, and click OK.
  4. If you’re in the MIDI Tool dialog box, select the region you want to affect by dragging through the "graph" display area or by selecting the ClosedhandlesA small square which appears on currently "selectable" elements in the score. Handles allow you to select, edit and adjust musical elements in the score. of individual notes whose MIDI data you want to edit.
  5. Select some measures. (If you’re editing a one-staff region, double-click to enter the MIDI Tool dialog box.)
  6. Choose MIDI Tool > Add.

What it does

The Add dialog box’s contents change to reflect your MIDI data type selection (MIDI continuous data such as controllers and wheels). Its function is to add a fixed amount to (or subtract a fixed amount from) the controller value of every note in the selected region. Because it adds an absolute amount to every selected note, the Add command preserves the relative proportions of the existing values.

  • Add ___. In this text box, enter the value you want added to the selected MIDI data values of all selected notes. Note that in any of the examples below, this value can be a positive or negative number. In this case, the number in the Add text box specifies a value you want added to the selected controller’s value for all the selected music. The Add command isn’t relevant if you’ve specified a non-continuous controller such as the sustain pedal or a patch change; it may be useful, however, if you want to increase the degree of pitch bend or monophonic aftertouch by a uniform amount for every note in the selected region.
  • OK • Cancel. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the MIDI data changes you’ve specified. You return to the MIDI Tool dialog box (or the score)

See also:

MIDI

MIDI Tool menu