[LAU] MIDI note input by rhythm?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jan 14 09:30:49 UTC 2013

On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:13:42 +0100, Angel de Vicente <angelv at iac.es> wrote:

> Hi,
> "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> writes:
>> On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:45:49 +0100, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
>>> I believe Rosegarden has an option to change the note timings etc to  
>>> match a
>>> rhythm track? I think you record the rhythm track by pressing a  key  
>>> on your
>>> keyboard to indicate beat changes, then RG can adjust the  tempo and  
>>> such on
>>> the other track to match.
>>>  Haven't tried it myself, though.
>> I don't know if Rosegarden has got such an option, maybe. Or does  
>> Rosegarden
>> provide an option to press a note or notes on a MIDI keyboard +  to  
>> e.g. push
>> the space bar (as often as needed). The space bar then would  cause the
>> sequencer to play and record with each step, for a defined time,  1/4,  
>> 1/8 etc.?
> What I'm looking for is actually a way not to give notes a defined
> time. I want to be able to simulate a "live" playing scenario, when each
> note is going to have durations that certainly are not going to be exact
> time durations (1/4, 1/2, etc.), but I lack the keyboard abilities to
> input a moderately complex piece this way, hence my search for a
> two-step solution, where first I enter the notes, and then I only have
> to worry about the duration of the notes, by pressing the same keyboard
> key repeatedly, but hopefully, listening to the previously entered
> notes, for feedback. I think this would allow for a really easy way to
> create more musical MIDI performances (the alternative of tweaking
> durations via the sequencer is what I do now, but it takes a lot of
> time...).

Pardon a misunderstanding. This is an option proprietary software usually  
does provide in a way, that you give exact time durations for the edited  
notes, but you then record the tempo with tempo changes, resp. timing  
variation by tapping a key. Perhaps some FLOSS sequencer does provide it  
nowadays too.

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