seq cuts off silence at end of recording

Jul 27, 2012 at 9:34pm

seq cuts off silence at end of recording


I am trying to record midi with ‘seq’. It seems that any silence after the last midi note played (i.e. any silence before stop is sent) is cut off.

Is this by design? Can this be controlled in some way?

The fact that the silence is cut off makes it hard to record loops of specific lengths!

(Max v. 6.0.5)

Many thanks!

Jul 27, 2012 at 10:09pm

Follow-on question: I am trying to use ‘seq’ to make a midi looper. I guess somebody has made one already?! Any thoughts where I could find one?

Jul 27, 2012 at 11:48pm

what exactly is “silence”?

seq does not record one byte per millisecond or something, it only records events including
delte time. so after the last note off (for example) the recording is done, no matter how long
you let it run during recording.

if you need that for some reason you could help yoourself out with a special event such as
lowest note to function as “end”.

i strongly suggest to look into [detonate].
it only looks complicated – in fact it is easier to make a recording/playing tool for midi or
similar stuff with this object.


Jul 28, 2012 at 10:06am

You just have to decide how long the loop should be and then trigger playback of seq (or detonate) at the corresponding time interval.

Jul 30, 2012 at 6:38pm

Hi both,

many thanks for your suggestions!


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