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[MIDI] Best way to record on real – time?

May 06 2010 | 10:10 pm

Hi list (oops, forum)!

I am wondering what is the way you usually go about recording midi data
real time for later playback.

I looked at the options ([seq], [mtr]) and I have the following solution at the moment:

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I will mostly use this for standard musical stuff, e.g. chords, melodies and so forth (so, mostly notein). So, how does [mtr] fare
on this? Are there other options providing better accuracy or other benefits I might not have considered? I would love to hear your input on this. Mind you, a scheduler based solution will suffice.


May 07 2010 | 5:13 pm

I’ve had much better luck with [seq] and [detonate] for MIDI data than [mtr]. I had thought it would be essentially the same, but the timing etc. was a little flaky… though that was a while ago.

May 07 2010 | 11:34 pm

Thanks, I will test further.


Aug 10 2011 | 1:34 am

it´s driving me mad, but i can´t get anything work well on quick notes like you would do when piano playing (like this j.s. bach kind of stuff). i tried to record pure midi to [coll], tried pure [seq].

Aug 10 2011 | 12:05 pm

Here is a patch I’m using for recording midi notes into [coll].
In my experience the timing is quite accurate (jitter < 1 ms).

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

PS. The used format is handy for playback with [pipe].

Aug 10 2011 | 6:29 pm

thanks, timingwise it doesn´t seem working better then [seq]. but it´s much less data to handle especially for later edits.

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