Is There A Way To Snap Midi Notes While Dragging?


(floot aboot) #1

I’m coming from ableton live 9 suite, I’ve just bought ardour to try something new, I’m not used to this midi editing at all, it also doesn’t seem to snap which makes it very hard to keep things in time, is there a way that I can enable that? this seems like a very rigid and unfriendly DAW so far but I’m trying my best to see if I can find something to keep things fresh.


(Robin Gareus) #2

Set the snap-mode to “Grid” (top middle in the toolbar)
see also http://manual.ardour.org/ardours-interface/the-grid-controls/

If you’re coming from Ableton, then yes, I expect some of the concepts that you are used to don’t apply. Ardour is more like a traditional DAW, no variable time, and focused on Recording, Editing and Mixing.

In any case I recommend to read http://manual.ardour.org/working-with-midi/ . That is a concise overview of MIDI features.


(floot aboot) #3

Thank you so much, one more thing, while playing midi notes from a controller, is there a way I can have those notes be monitored by the ones that pop up on the piano roll? I’m not quite sure if that makes sense, basically, I wanna see what notes I’m playing on the side while editing

(edit) and what about looping? they snap to a location and won’t let you stretch the time out, is there an easier way to do that?

I’m sorry I’ve just started using this today and it’s very different, please have a small bit of patience


(Robin Gareus) #4

I recall there was a feature request for this, but I don’t think it is possible to do that.


(floot aboot) #5

I guess I’ll have to record and then put everything in time then, seems like a fancy tape deck compared to ableton but there’s nothing wrong with that cause I love 4 track, just gonna take some getting used to