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Re: building a midi loopstation
At 12:23 PM -0500 6/3/04, Catilyne wrote:
>Depending on how complicated you wish to get, most MIDI sequencers
>(i.e. Cubase) will allow you to map the basic transport functions
>such as record, play, stop, etc. to MIDI note numbers.
>You could possibly send a MIDI note from your D4 to begin recording
>a phrase, then another to stop recording, then one to play the loop.
>You'd have to be somewhat adept at your timing, but then, you're a
If Cubase allows you to trigger two commands with a single MIDI note
then you could create a trigger that would send a "stop record"
message immediately followed by a "play" command. You might have to
fiddle with the timing between those two commands to get it working
Before Max I used to control my TC2290 via system exclusive messages
from Vision. I was able to do quite a lot, but as soon as I got my
hands on Max alpha that became my programming interface.
I don't think Max is necessarily overkill if you approach programming
with the idea of using just those elements you need. There is a large
and helpful community of users to get you started.
Richard Zvonar, PhD