Dear knowledgeable users of ARIA,
Back in the earlier days of ARIA the Length Control (CC#21) for an instrument used to flick back and forth automatically between 0 and 49% as the file played. One assumes that action was entirely based upon the actual duration of the MIDI note concerned somehow precalculated by Aria code.
A while back, I remember reading advice about setting the length control to a higher value, maybe 65% (as I recall) and further discussion ensuing that recommended even higher values (circa 83%) for smooth legato.
I have recently noticed that the previous automation no longer seems to work whether one sets the length control to another value or not. I assume the automation disappeared in one of the upgrades to ARIA?
I wonder whether there is any more specific advice on the use of this control other than that to be found at the foot of page 72 of the GPO4 manual and 81 which is really just a repeat?
The reason for asking is that I'm revisiting my sequence of Dvorak's Song to the Moon from Rusalka, which I've never been entirely happy with, and finding great variation in the violin and viola note lengths between long held notes (see p89), legato sections and hemidemisemiquaver (64ths) sections (p93) and fast tremolo (p99). Clearly I'm going to have to add another controller pane to the sequence. I'm assuming that a value of zero would be appropriate for the 64ths, but what about the legato 64ths? In the past the sequence used to play reasonably well using the Aria automation, now it's a complete mess!
A copy of the pages I'm working from, from IMSLP, starting from rehearsal mark 38, can be found here:
Any general advice that could be offered would be most welcome.
Many thanks in advance,