Modulation ranges

A Freeframe parameter ranges from 0 to 1, and when a parameter is automated, its value normally traverses this entire range. Sometimes it's desirable to limit the value to a smaller range, called a modulation range. The range determines the amplitude of the modulation.

A parameter's slider has an unusually wide, open track, which is used to display the modulation range. The range is represented by a dark blue rectangle located within the slider track. During automation, the slider thumb (the part that moves) is confined to this rectangle.

A modulation range can be created in various ways. One method uses the slider's current position to set the range. Move the slider thumb to where the range should start, and choose Edit/Modulation Range/Set Start, or press Ctrl+Home. Now move the slider thumb to where the range should end, and choose Edit/Modulation Range/Set End, or press Ctrl+End. To remove an existing range, choose Edit/Modulation Range/Remove.

It's also possible to create or edit a modulation range numerically, using a dialog. To show the dialog, use Edit/Modulation Range/Edit. The dialog displays the current range, and allows you to edit it. To remove an existing range, set either the start or the end to −1.

The commands described above are also accessible via context menu. Note that to display the context menu, you must right-click on the parameter's name, NOT on its slider; right-clicking on the slider is reserved for additional shortcuts, which are explained below.

Shortcuts for creating a new range:

Shortcuts for editing an existing range: