Add Glissando playback style portamento

• Oct 5, 2016 - 16:09
Reported version
3.x-dev
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Some instruments (such as vocals) are able to perform a glissando as if it were a long pitchbend/slide between two notes.

Current workaround for playback purposes (using a hidden bend) only works for intervals of up to 3 tones and doesn't play well with tied notes ending with a glissando.


Comments

I was just about to suggest this exact feature again; I'm glad I came across this thread first. I like Jojo's idea of calling it "continuous" or Jeetee's "smooth," and I definitely can't wait for when (if) this gets implemented. The closest I've been able to get to a continuous glissando over a large range with multiple instruments (even trombones) is having them all leap by different intervals, forcing them to change notes at different times, creating a "mush" of changing notes. It sounds more or less continuous, but it also sounds like a mess.

I'd like to add my support for this feature - as a fretless bass player this would be useful for making transcriptions sound more faithful.

It needs to match the other options though. Which are "Chromatic", "White Keys", "Black Keys" and "Diatonic". So indeed maybe "Portamento" is a better fit than "Continuous", but maybe it needs a tooltp? (Internally the PR calls it portameto in many but not all places)
See further up, Continuous, smooth, slide were the terms discussed for this earlier.