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Bend Attack V3 ( postpone bending at note start, restrict to upward bends option )


#1

Postpone bending at note start helps for more natural sound for some instruments: if you play a fast arpeggio, you might want to have the notes “on the spot” and not a bit detuned.
Also works for keeping a keyboard instrument a keyboard instrument in sound, but still do bends…

3 Knobs:
Bend attack ms - sets the length of the bend attack in milliseconds

method - you can choose between switching on the bend after the bend attack, or fading in the bend gradually via the “ease in” setting.

Bend up only - when on, this will void any bending lower than the started note frequency. Great for keeping sounds with long releasetime in tune, will however not work great with

  • “first bend, then play the note and let the note dive” technique…
  • slideguitar
  • floyd rose and bigsby

V2: added a bend reset just before every note, makes it completely reliable.
V3: added the upward bend only switch
Bend attack V3.lua (1.8 KB)


#2

Great idea, how to install this midi machine in my midiguitar pc?


#3

#4

Hi Paul! I guess you must have read my mind, cause I’ve been meaning to contact you about this very feature! However small it might seem it really does make a world of difference to all instruments that are (highly) responsive to bends. I really love it and I thank you sincerely for providing it! Regards / LoFiLeif


#5

just a headsup for V2: there was a small error in the first version. should be perfect now.


#6

just a headsup for V2: there was a small error in the first version. should be perfect now.


#7

Thanks Paul! I’ll be trying the v2 at once! What was wrong with the first?


#8

there wasn’t a Bend(0) before each note start, so there could be a frame of random bend (from previous note) peeping through.


#9

I dont know how you did it but i am shocked, i primarily sweep pick when i play and for the longest time midi guitar 2 didnt like it haha. But now since ive downloaded this bend attack V2 its way better, my sweep arpeggios are finally more clear when i use midi instruments. My sweeping is pristine so i guess that fast playing is a weak spot in this software? Also do you plan on developing more modes for sweep picking players? thank you


#10

glad you like it!
There are a lot of factors that influence the perception of the tuning, but probably the main factor is that on many instruments a slight detuning which is normal for a guitartone, doesn’t sound right.
Secondly this slight detuning gets a bit more focus because the midi and the bends are generated per frame, which makes very short detuned spots a bit longer and more noticeable.


#11

Do you thibk it would be possible to adapt that script to do the opposite ? reduce bends to null after a certain amount of time?
With midi guitar 2 I love to control synth pitch with my guitar bendings, so natural to control bends and vibrato that way, but at the end of really long notes pitch bend becomes a little erratic and not reflecting my playing.
So a script to reduce that would really be helpfull!

Cheers! :slight_smile:


#12

there is a big chance the warble on that very long note’s end, are note on’s and not bends.
If you use the custom gate, those notes will not be generated.


#13

Thanks a lot, I’ll try that!


#14

Would the both of these scripts work good together? Or should one be used over the other? I have issues with re-trigger, especially if i play a low note like the low E while i play a higher like a C on the thirteenth fret, when low notes and high notes ring together the low note retriggers like crazy non stop until the string is muted.


#15

very long open string notes with notes simultaneously higher on the neck is a weak spot. it can not be fixed by any script currently.


#16

Those midi machines are very interesting and useful, can be loaded in some way in the IOS version?


#17

no, the ios version has no script engine running.


#18

This is a very interesting post. I downloaded the Bend Attack LUA file and copied it into Midi Machines folder. When I open it in Midiguitar, only one of the “knobs” moves. (the millisecond one) The other one doesn’t turn . Is this something that is still under development ? I also downloaded the Custom Gate LUA and put it in the same folder, and it works as expected._


#19

you must turn that knob further: it is a switch, determining whether bends come gradually or at once after the attack ms period


#20

I have tried all sorts of ways to get the lower knob to move. The top one responds fine. I might try downloding the file and starting again.