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#401 Shroud

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Posted June 26, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Previously, when doing step 4, you had to paste the expert chart into the EMH sections before you ran the command. Now, that's done for you. You still have to adjust sustains and reduce chords.

 

Ok, so that's actually the latest improvement to the feature, which I suppose it only removes notes from Expert to H/M/E at certain times, so that they match the timings with 5LaneLeys H/M/E, but that's it. Well at least that's something.

 

In the CAT documentation there is also a mention of this feature:

 

PK->Keys (five or fewer notes) (all|selected)
If the selected area has at most five distinct notes (C2 and C3 would be different notes), map them to
GRYBO in ascending order and put them on the matching Keys note rows

 

But this is marked red in the doc, so I guess it's not yet implemented?

 

This would automate Step 2 in my list above, which as I said previously it would be very useful for me... I actually like charting ProKeys, but charting 5KeysLane is like a torture to me...



#402 kueller

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Posted July 2, 2020 - 12:21 AM

Keep in mind that the documentation was not written by me nor has been edited by me, so it reflects CAT as it was before I started developing for it. I didn't know about that function personally. But if it only works on sections with 5-notes it doesn't seem much harder to just copy and shift notes around manually.


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#403 Shroud

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Posted July 2, 2020 - 05:16 AM

But if it only works on sections with 5-notes it doesn't seem much harder to just copy and shift notes around manually.


Now that I think about it, if it means that the WHOLE selected section must have the same 5 notes only, then it's minimal useful, but still better than manually.

What I previously thought it meant, was that it required to have no more than 5 notes at any given time, but not necessarily the same 5 all the time, but that's not the case. If it was like that, it would basically always allow to convert the whole song in one go.

However I would not underestimate the usefulness of automating copy/move operations. In my experience, most accidental errors in Reaper which later block Magma are in fact caused by copy-pasting.

#404 kueller

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Posted July 3, 2020 - 09:48 AM

I have not even heard of that function until this thread so I have honestly no idea how it works or was supposed to work. I think that kind of algorithmic reduction from real notes to 5-lane can be a bit tricky to get to a point of somewhat consistent reliability. The difficulty reduction functions have a lot of that and the original writers of that code deserve the most praise no matter what I do.

 

There will obviously be more functions in the future. The "Issues" tab on Github is also a place for feature requests and not just bug reports. I don't guarantee I'll accept them all, or get to all of them quickly, but it's a good way to document what people want.


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#405 cleverest

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Posted July 8, 2020 - 05:24 AM

Forgive my n00bness, but how do I download CAT? I only see a link going to Github to download the SRC only...



#406 Alternity

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Posted July 8, 2020 - 01:30 PM

Python files are always ran from source. Download the source py files and then make sure you have Python 2.7.x installed and that REAPER sees that installation, then add the CAT.py file to the REAPER script list and assign a key to it.



#407 kueller

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Posted July 8, 2020 - 09:35 PM

Yes. Just download the Source Code zip file and extract it to some folder. From there the instructions are in the User Manual (but the download link in the manual is outdated).


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#408 cleverest

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Posted July 10, 2020 - 02:07 AM

Thanks everyone. I have CAT set up in Reaper now.

But...is there a video tutorial somewhere (I missed it if so) for using CAT for first time users? I have two songs charted out fully, but not sure what to do now. They only have Expert+Pro drum parts on them. That's it so far.

*I see create drum animations, so with the proper song open (drum midi track selected?) I should do that one right? Anything else?







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