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RE: making the switch from Repeater to Ableton Live
At 04:55 PM 6/21/2004, William Walker wrote:
>In my experience, sending too many midi messages simultaneously is a sure
>way to tank my RPTR.
Obviously, this thread's gotten me thinking. Has anybody bothered to try
correlation between crashes and the amount of MIDI traffic *not bound for
the Repeater, yet still on its MIDI bus* (i.e. different MIDI channel, but
still physically connected)? I know that in theory this shouldn't affect
the Repeater, but it still takes a bit of overhead for the machine to look
at a packet and go, "oh, that one's not for me". If it's experiencing
crashes due to MIDI flooding, I'm curious if that extra MIDI 'noise' might
exacerbate the problem.
Personally, I send a good deal of MIDI data all over the place, but I'm
pretty anal about using MIDI patch bays and only routing what needs to be
sent to a particular device, although that's always been more about
preventing latency. To this point, I've not really had any trouble with
crashes. Once I get my rig patched back together, though, I'll try
Another variable, perhaps, or just more bits-n-bytes smoke? Anyone care
"i want to reach my hand into the dark and *feel* what reaches back"