Pitchbending Madness

A project log for Digibone

A digital instrument with all the flare of a trombone, with the power and flexibility of an MIDI instrument

Craig HissettCraig Hissett 03/24/2019 at 01:370 Comments

Just a quick note-to-self to check out this discussion regarding pitchbending:

On my slide I am aiming to have 7 positions, giving me 7 definitive semitones in each range. Ideally I'd need to implement pitch bending between those semitones to give that trombone feel.

I thought pitchbending would be limited to a semitone either side, but apparently may be possible to bend much further.

If this is true, and it's possible to perhaps reach three semitones either side of a note, I could use one semitone per range (the one on the 4th position  middle of the slide) and then use the slide to determine the amount of bend on the note.