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bend : To change pitch in a continuous sliding manner, usually using a pitch-bend wheel or lever. An upward bend is created by pushing away from the front of the modulation controller, and creates an increasing pitch, and vice-versa. See bend depth.
bend depth : The amount of pitch-shift possible if the pitch-bend modulation controller is moved as far as possible. This is usually set to a whole step, but for special effects (such as electric guitar), it could be set to an octave or more.
pitch-bend : A shift in a note’s pitch, usually in small increments, caused by the movement of a pitch-bend wheel or lever; also, the MIDI data used to create such a shift. MIDI Pitch-Bend messages are a type of MIDI channel message, but not a MIDI continuous controller message. See bend.