How to get there
- Choose the MIDI tool . The MIDI Tool menu appears.
- Select some measures.
- Choosing MIDI Tool > Continuous Data.
- 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 handlesA 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.
- Choose MIDI Tool > Limit.
What it does
This dialog box allows you to limit the values of the continuous dataContinuous Data is a broad MIDI term which includes both Controller data, such as volume or aftertouch, as well as patch, pedaling, and pitch wheel information. Continuous Data is not associated with particular notes, but is stored with measures. to within a specified range of values.
- Minimum of ____ • Maximum of ____. In these text boxes, enter the minimum and maximum values permissible for the specified MIDI data type within the selected region. Any existing data values below the minimum value you specify will be boosted to that minimum value; any existing values above the maximum value will be clipped down to that maximum value.
The numbers you enter in the maximum and minimum boxes pertain to the controller you’ve specified (on a scale from 0 to 127). For example—although it doesn’t make much musical sense—you could limit the patch numbers in the selected region to within a certain range. More practically, you could limit the amount of monophonic aftertouchA MIDI signal transmitted by changing the pressure of a MIDI controller while it's held. (Useful for creating crescendos or decrescendos). There are two types of aftertouch: Channel Pressure (Monophonic Aftertouch) and Key Pressure (Polyphonic Aftertouch). within a selected region to a certain maximum value—so that you’ll never hear more than a certain amount of vibrato on any note, for example.
- 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).