[LAU] MIDI note input by rhythm?

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 10:59:26 UTC 2013

On 19/01/13 22:21, Angel de Vicente 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.
Well done ;)

> 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.
> Cheers,
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