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Name/Version: Portamentos 1.0
Author: svankov  
Description: Portamentos offers two useful tools: 1) "in-key" pitchbend scaling and 2) portamento slide duration from MIDI note velocity.

Working with pitch bend can be a pain... When using the pitch wheel, it's easy to overshoot or undershoot the target note as the pitch wheel only controls a static semitone range. It's also challenging performing and editing portamento lines as synthesizers also have a static bend range and it can be difficult to figure out how a 14bit MIDI value corresponds to musical pitch.

This Max For Live devices solves these issues, making performing and programming portamento slides quick and intuitive.

There are two available modes:


* intercepts pitch-bend information and scales it to the key/scale you're playing in
* moving pitch-bend up or down only slides to the adjacent note in the key/scale - no more, no less.
* 20 available scale "mappings", including most commonly used scales


* when playing overlapping notes, uses MIDI note velocity to determine duration of slide to the next note
* editable velocity > duration graph for adjusting portamento response

Developed with Live 9 / Max 6, but also tested working with latest versions of Live 10 / Max 8.

Demo video here -

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Live Version Used: 9.7.7
Max Version Used: 6.1.10
Date Added: May 01 2019 02:32:07
Date Last Updated: May 01 2019 02:37:48
Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): Commercial


Cool device! Demo video looks really fun and useful. Are you going to have a free version? Maybe stripped down a bit i.e without the Auto Portamento feature?

Nice work! :)

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