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seq object in -1 mode, tick timing issue

March 4, 2006 | 8:27 pm

I am working with 4 seq objects, trying to make them playback at their
proper tempos, with no luck.

I set them in "start -1" mode, and then send ticks driven by a MS clock.

The midi files were originally at 103 bpm. They are playing back all
funky at some arbitrary tempo.

I know the reference manual says 48 ticks/second, for proper playback,
but I am NOT getting that.

Does anyone have some suggestions?

I am totally perplexed.

Thanks,
Computo



MDV
March 4, 2006 | 9:07 pm

What happens when you simply send the seqs a standard "start 1024" message?


March 4, 2006 | 9:55 pm

I dont know, but I dont want them to playback from start to finish.

I need them to run in "start -1" mode, which should advance the files
1/48 of a beat per tick.

I’ll try it anyways when I get home.

Computo


March 5, 2006 | 12:10 am

I can’t really help but I can confirm the seq problems on windows. A while
back I was syncing seq with a host running at 115bpm. After lots of tweaking
around it turned out that I had to set seq at about 113 to get it sync. This
was for short midifiles though. I also remember trying to sync it using
midiclock, but that didn’t work out. Can’t remember why.

If tight timing is important, I think seq~ might be the only solution. You
can record your midifiles into seq~ from cubase or something, and save em as
text for later seq~ recall. You could even write a simple pluggo that
records tracks to seq~.

good luck, Thijs


March 5, 2006 | 8:00 am

Well Im on a mac, and the seq object DEFINETLY isnt acting properly. It is
the ONLY weak link in my patch, and Im not sure how else to do this. I cant
go about recording 4 6 minute long midi tracks, every time I open the
patch.

Any otehr ideas? I’ll do the seq~ if I have to, but Im not gonna like it…

Joe



MDV
March 5, 2006 | 1:06 pm

Are you using a metro 20.83334 to send the "tick" message? Did you check the basic playback speed with a start 1024?


March 5, 2006 | 3:07 pm

On 3/5/06, Joe Caputo wrote:
>
> Well Im on a mac, and the seq object DEFINETLY isnt acting properly. It
> is the ONLY weak link in my patch, and Im not sure how else to do this. I
> cant go about recording 4 6 minute long midi tracks, every time I open the
> patch.
>

You don’t have to. Seq~ reads text files, so you only have to convert your
midi once, if you keep using the same midi sequence ofcourse.

T_


June 14, 2011 | 11:35 am

Is this working ok in 5.1.8?

thanks


June 14, 2011 | 12:36 pm

The start -1 / tick messages do work OK.

p


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