Easily set the MIDI & Synth length of notes in Piano Roll view

What is the problem?

Setting the note length for MIDI or Synths in the Piano Roll requires double clicking the Volume knob and then accurately changing the knob. This requires many steps for an action that is rather frequent and could be achieved in a simpler way.

What do you want to achieve?

Easily set the length of notes in Piano Roll view. One way to do this could be to hold the pad and press the pad where you want the note to end.

Are there any workarounds?

Yes, But it takes a lot of time. if you set different length to different notes, it becomes really annoying.

Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?

Syntstrom Deluge, Oxi One.


this would be great. like on deluge - hold pad & press the pad where you want to note to end. note extends to the 2nd pad.

@halabysenerman just to be sure, you are talking about MIDI notes only, right?

Do you mean press a step with one finger and then press the next steps to the right by moving another finger? This gesture is already established in the Play and it creates the same note on each pad pressed.

This gesture is available (currently nothing happens when you do this, other than create the second note. Should we switch the main solution proposed in the description?

This happens with oxi one too.

@icaria36 It could be a different gesture or a mode selection (length setting vs repeat).
I was mostly thinking of the Synth notes (in MIDI mode) but I guess that it’s useful also with MIDI notes as well as samples…

What is the benefit of having a setting to switch the drag behavior when the “hold pad & press end note pad” action is available and it is what similar products use?

Note length is available in the MIDI mode (MIDI and synths). The Audio sequencer has sample start & end, but not notes. Let’s leave the samples out of this wish.

@here Thanks for your wish. It’s now ready for voting :slight_smile:

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