Stretch existing steps across more steps

What is the problem?

There is no way to take an existing selection and proportionally stretch it across more steps.

What do you want to achieve?

I’ll find myself with a melody or chord progression that I want to use as a foundation for a more intricate melody by adding 1/32nds, triplets or other “color” in-between existing notes.

Are there any workarounds?

Transposing 16 steps to 32 then doubling the track speed. Its basically a manual process

How would the feature work?

  1. Select n steps.
  2. Perform ‘stretch’ action (not sure how!)
  3. n*2 steps are now selected in the same track, track length adjusted to accommodate, and empty steps are inserted in-between existing notes.
  4. I adjust track speed manually to 2x existing.
  5. I’m free to add new notes in the empty steps.

Of course if n > 32, I’m out of luck.

My original thought for this feature was for track speed to be adjusted automatically, but frankly, this would be an interesting way to take a melodic line and maybe turn it into a bass line or similar slowed down shenanigans, so leave the track speed up to the user.


Thanks for the wish @hey.erc!

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So it’s like the Extend command on the Trackers? Perhaps makes sense to include Shrink in here as well.


I’m unfamiliar but shrink makes sense intuitively to me!

@hey.erc Thanks for your contribution. Unfortunately, the wish doesn’t fit our current product design direction.

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