[LAU] MIDI note input by rhythm?

Johannes Kroll jkroll at lavabit.com
Sat Jan 19 23:31:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:21:01 +0000
Angel de Vicente <angelv at iac.es> wrote:

> Hi,
> Angel de Vicente <angelv at iac.es> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > my first post to the list. I hope MIDI issues are appropriate for
> > it. I'm an amateur classical guitar player and I'm starting to use the
> > computer as a "partner" to play duets, trios, etc.
> >
> > At the moment I just enter a score in either GNU Denemo or Rosegarden,
> > then just tweak a little bit the tempo and the velocities to make it
> > more musical and then I play along with that. But the whole thing is
> > very time consuming, so I'm looking for an alternative way for note
> > input. I am hoping for something like the following:
> >
> > 1. I just enter the notes, regardless of the duration of each of them.
> > 2. Then I go into a second phase, where (using the PC keyboard or a MIDI
> >    keyboard) I just worry about the rhythm (the note durations). Every
> >    time I press a new key in the keyboard the program would play the
> >    next note from the ones entered in step 1. and record its duration. I
> >    don't care about how the score will look with these durations. I just
> >    want an easy way to create a more musical accompaniment. This way, at
> >    this step I only have to worry about the durations of each note.
> OK, so in the end I did a proof-of-concept implementation of this with
> Pure Data, and it works really great. I put it in recording mode and I
> enter the notes (for the moment no chords) without worrying about
> durations. Then I go into recording-duration mode, and then regardless
> of which key I press in the keyboard, the pitches to be played come from
> the previously entered list, so I only have to worry about playing them
> with the rhythm and velocity (MIDI velocity) I want. 
> When I sent this request to the list I had only heard about Pure Data,
> but I had no idea of what it really was. I just followed about 1-2 hours
> of video tutorials in YouTube, and I was able to write this little
> application in a very quick time. Kudos to Pure Data, I think I'm going
> to be using it quite a lot in the future.

Sounds nice. Any chance you could upload what you made somewhere?

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