Can I fade out a note to zero sound in the midi editor?

daveabove wrote on 5/20/2020, 10:53 PM

In Magix Music Maker, when using Vita Instruments like Strings or Woodwind, I draw a note in the midi editor and then listen to the play back of that note. Is there a way to fade that note to nothing on the midi editor during play back. The way I normally create the fade is by recording a midi file of that note and then lowering the sound lever on the end of the file. Question - Can I fade the note in the midi editor or must I create a midi file first as I always do?


browj2 wrote on 5/21/2020, 11:11 AM



In the MIDI editor, click on the Velocity button, fourth from the left in the top toolbar, to open the velocity interface at the bottom. Velocity is the volume and you can decrease/adjust the curve however you want. However, this will only adjust the note played. So the normal way is to use the right fade handle on the object in the Arranger. You said that you lowered the sound level. The term is "handle." There is a middle handle to lower the overall volume of the object, and left and right handles for fade in/out.

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daveabove wrote on 5/21/2020, 10:42 PM

Thanks for the reply. I regularly use the method you have advised. The way it works on my system is, when I lower the right handle and then play the midi file, each note hits the handle position and plays at that specified handle volume till that note ends. Meaning, the volume is sustained for the whole note. The handles will fade out an audio file evenly to zero volume, whilst a specific note in a midi file will play at the same level that it started from.

Each consecutive note in a midi file will start playing at a lower level along the lowered handle as the play back moves through the midi file giving a less desirable fade out than an audio file's clean sounding fade out. This makes a midi file fade out in a less smoother way than i would have liked. Its all cool, Ill continue as I have been.(Sorry, I may have referred to an audio file as a midi file in a previous post causing confusion)

daveabove wrote on 5/22/2020, 11:18 PM

Ive just realised the FX drop down menu in each track has a Volume option that allows me to draw the volume and manipulate it the way I would like which works well with a Midi file. Used the function years ago but forgot about it. Cheers

johnebaker wrote on 5/23/2020, 3:29 AM


Hi John

. . . Velocity . . . .

Does not Velocity determine how how loud the note is, ie the equivalent of playing hard or soft on say a piano rather then the 'fade out' ?


Do you want all the notes to 'fade out' the same for an instrument - if so then have you played with the Sustain and Release of the Amp ADSR settings.

John EB

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