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

Robert Rich was using it at the Morrison Planetarium on Sunday night, so at
least one copy still exists :>

I heard rumours that opcode was under the process of ressurection.



"No offense, but a dated d&b loop with some Holiday Inn lounge singer 
wows me technically or talent wise, and I could do better with a cassette
deck and a microphone."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mark" <sine@zerocrossing.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 11:23 AM
Subject: 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.