[PD] sequencer app for osx
damian at frey.co.nz
Sat Aug 9 21:43:32 CEST 2008
Martin Peach wrote:
>> (since i haven't yet found a pure Pd sequencer i'm happy with)
> What makes you sad about Pd sequencers? Maybe it's fixable.
have you ever used Ableton's MIDI sequencer? it's a piano roll, with blocks
for notes. drag start and end points to control noteon/noteoff points.
quantize to a grid of any size you want (switchable with a hot-key) or turn
off quantization completely to finetune timing (for that little 'humanized'
extra, whatever that might mean). super-intuitive scroll and zoom with a
single mouse button drag in the top. the main features in this i'm
interested in is the quantization grid control, and the ability to super
fine-tune note durations.
lines down the bottom control velocity. if you have two notes on the piano
roll trigger at the same time, it's super-easy to choose which note's
velocity you're editing.
i don't believe it's do-able in Pd, not without a ridiculous amount of
work, and i'm too lazy to do the work myself (and if i wasn't, i'd do it
from scratch in a different programming language eg Processing or C++,
rather than fighting Tcl/Tk).
> Why not run three instances of midifile or even textfile with the same
yes, this is what i'm already doing. the problem is generating said
midifile/textfiles in the first place.
>> - easy access to velocity and note duration
> Do you mean that the thing should output the duration at the same time
> as the note-on, or the file should be readable in a text editor?
no, i mean that i should be able to easily see and edit the duration and
the velocity without having to think or do much work. see above..
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