Grid Element Panel

A Grid element is created by Drag & Drop a rack, a patch or a preset on the Grid.

Automation Curves

Depending on the pack or patch content, a right click will display possible automation controls in the list of curves tab of the settingspanel.

In the following example the rack contains the patch named GRAIN cloud FX (from the Usine library) and you can see that we have activated some automation curves like the volume, pitch and Q.

example of grid curves

Commands

curves commands

Each automation curve will create a corresponding button in the contextual menu. By clicking on this button you will show the curve.

But sometimes common automation curves are created automatically like volume, pan, pitch, etc.

example of sampler curves

General menu commands are:

  • hide Hides the current curve.
  • clear Clear the current curve.
  • delete Delete totally the automation curve.

To create a new point or delete an existing point, [dbl-click] on a line.

Each curves have a set of settings in the curves tab where you can set minimum and maximum values, scale but also curves type.

scale

Display scale:

  • linear : grows linearly from left to right.
  • log (logarithm): grows slowly on the left side, more and more quickly towards the right.
  • exp (exponential): grows quickly on the left side, more and more slowly towards the right.

curves type

  • steps
  • curves
  • trigger

Bezier curve

Use this option to have a graphic smoother curve. Example with the option ON and OFF

Grid Element Commands

rename

Renames the selected object. Alternative to [alt-click] on an interface-design module, or any panel, to change its caption.

duplicate

Duplicates the selected object.

copy

Copies the selected object in the clipboard.

paste

Pastes the clipboard in the selected object.

cut

Deletes the selected object and copies it in the clipboard.

delete

Deletes the selected object.

undo

Undo the last operation.

redo

Redo the last operation.

Settings

volume gain

Volume gain applied to this element.

active

Determines if the grid-element is active on the grid or not.

When deactivated, the grid-element is ignored.

snap to grid

Snap the grid element to the vertical ticks.

sync to sampler

Find the first sampler module in the patch or rack, and then change the size of the element to fit it to the section duration. Will also display the waveform within the grid.

Only if a sampler module exists in the patch or rack.

sync to pianoroll

Find the first pianoroll module in the patch or rack, and then change the size of the element to fit it to the section duration. Will also display the MIDI events within the grid.

Only if a pianoroll module exists in the patch or rack.

section sync

This will link the cursor of the grid element to the position of the related sampler or pianoroll. It will also change the duration of the section to fit it to the sample length

Only if sync to sampler is ON

rack preset num

Uses this list box to determine which preset has top be recalled when the grid-element is activated.

no recall means no preset recalled.

show when active on grid

Determines if the the rack or the patch is automaticaly maximized when it's active on the grid and minimized when inactive.

fade in duration

Fade in duration of the grid element used to fade audio, video, light. Depends on the format used.

fade in format

Time format of the grid element: seconds, minutes, milliseconds, cycles, bars, beats.

fade in shape

Shape of the fade curve.

  • linear,
  • natural, or logarithm, the most natural sounding for fades,
  • exponential,
  • quarter sine,
  • cross fade, constant energy ideal for cross fades,
  • square root,
  • square.

fade out duration

Fade out duration of the grid element used to fade audio, video, light. Depends on the format used.

fade out format

Time format of the grid element: seconds, minutes, milliseconds, cycles, bars, beats.

fade out shape

Shape of the fade curve.

  • linear,
  • natural, or logarithm, the most natural sounding for fades,
  • exponential,
  • quarter sine,
  • cross fade, constant energy ideal for cross fades,
  • square root,
  • square.

See also

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