Recently, I’ve noticed some of the sounds are missing, such as the Lead Guitar Sustain and Reverb. Old compositions play okay, but I can’t use them in a new composition, or am I missing something? Any clues welcome please.
PS: I’d love a way to bend guitar notes … even Logic Pro can’t do that properly (without crashing numerous times that is
@Marr, can you email me examples of songs where this is happening?
Since the new update we’ve found that certain combinations of sounds in bands are being reported to have problems, but it is difficult to track these down, so sending us examples is very helpful for debugging purposes and allows us to get them fixed much more quickly. Thanks!
Thanks @Marr for helping us debug, we’ve fixed the bug that was affecting songs with Lead Guitar Sustain, live now in 2.19.10. Also, regarding your previous post, the old Lead Guitar has been renamed to: Electric Lead Guitar
My number one issue comes that when I try to run notes in natural progression, when I come to either end of an octave, there is no allowance for half notes, which causes an ugly hiccup in the flow of the sound if it is played according to the resulting error caused by this disallowance.
@YuriFutanari, I’m not sure that I follow what you’re referring to. If you are having trouble creating notes that extend beyond the current octave, you can change their octave by selecting them and holding down the SHIFT key while you press the up or down arrows. If you are referring to creating notes that lie in between scale tones, those can be created by selecting a note and clicking the “Raise Half” or “Lower Half” buttons
@YuriFutanari, if by “half note” you are referring to the notes in between the scale tones, you can find these either by raising or lowering scale tones by a half step using the buttons in the UI, or you can select a note and press “,” or “.” to lower or raise them respectively. The following example shows what a chromatic scale looks like in Hookpad. All of the hashed colored notes are notes that are in between scale tones. In the key of G Major, as shown here, Ab/G# is the note that is colored red and orange:
Are you referring to the jump from the pink to the red note?
The screenshot shows the key of G Major. In G Major we already have halftone steps between B (yellow) and C (green) and between F# (pink) and G (red). This means that between those notes no other note will fit in as they are only a halftone apart.
To get a more continuous view of a chromatic scale you can go to “Preferences” and click on “Show Expanded Note Staff”. This will give you a fully chromatic view which you might be used to in other DAWs. Please let me know if this helped.
The screenshots from others are showing full octaves composed of half-step jumps. Hookpad uses the 12-note chromatic scale, so there is simply no note between F# (pink) and G (red) - or between B (yellow) and C (green) for that matter - as they are only a half-step apart. If you want to play a note that isn’t part of the 12 notes of the chromatic scale, or smoothly pitch bend through notes, I’m afraid you can’t do that in Hookpad.
This also might be a problem with the recording interface, but you can manually change the problem notes by moving them up a half-step, for example if you play E - F - F# - G but it shows up in Hookpad as E - F - F - G, you can select the third note and move it up a half-step.