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Re: How's the pitch-to-midi of Roland VP-70?

The only thing I've ever seen that did this well was Opcode's Studio 
Vision Pro... and it didn't work in real time.  Sadly, I don't even 
think this software exists anymore (does it?), but it was once my tool 
of choice for recording midi and audio in a multitrack format.

Mark Sottilaro

On Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 11:14  AM, Richard Zvonar wrote:

> At 11:19 AM -0700 5/7/03, Herb wrote:
>> Wonderfully terrible is how I'd describe the VP70.
>> The VP70 is a very ambitious mid-80's vocal processor that often 
>> fails in
>> very interesting ways. The pitch-to-MIDI is amusingly poor. It's fun 
>> to
>> hear it trying to make sense out of speech, drums or chords.
> This sort of behavior seems to be endemic to most, if not all, pitch 
> trackers. I've done a bit of work with the Fairlight Voicetracker, 
> which originally sold in the $2000+ range. It also freaks out in 
> amusing and musically useful ways when fed complex inputs. I chose to 
> pursue this as a compositional strategy.