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DAW Style Piano Roll Editor...

+56 votes
asked Jan 8, 2016 in Notion Feature Requests by kmlandre (1,400 points)

As a "performance editor" a Piano Roll would be vastly superior to the current performance editing methods in Notion.

Also, it would greatly simply the task of writing a "performance scripting language" (see as the primary function of a such would be to manipulate data on this type of screen.

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answered Jun 18, 2018 by AlexTinsley (825,730 points)
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+4 votes
answered Jan 8, 2016 by michaelmyers1 (4,760 points)
Kurt, I agree, I've previously suggested that the current "sequencer" mode be replaced by a DAW-style piano roll editor.
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answered Jan 9, 2016 by martinkutschker (2,950 points)
Will make it much easier to align notes manually.

Michael, while I think that the sequencer mode has much room for improvement I wouldn't drop it altogther. Working with piano rolls is per staff only (limited overview), while you can have multiple sequencer staffs visible at the same time.
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answered Jan 9, 2016 by michaelmyers1 (4,760 points)
In my original request, I was hoping that the sequencer view could be improved to be a separate piano roll editor overlaid graphically over the notes, with the ability to effectively edit note lengths precisely.
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answered Mar 14, 2016 by janiukkonen (1,140 points)
I agree these notation software should stop being afraid to borrow some much-needed features from DAWs. Nothing beats a piano roll in precision.
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answered Dec 15, 2016 by sunlove (3,230 points)
Sonic Couture's Overture and SmartScore X2 have piano rolls. It's only a big advantage have this feature, especially handling VST controller changes and specific note assignments for articulations.
+1 vote
answered Mar 7, 2017 by scunacc (2,410 points)
Agreed but it must also

a.) Add expression map equivalents like Cubase.

b.) Add detailed CC curve editing
+2 votes
answered Jan 6, 2018 by sirmonkey (2,250 points)
Having the ability to drag and drop midi onto a track/editor would be awesome, too.