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Re: Threshold recording and the loop oriented drum machine
At 4:07 PM -0700 4/25/09, Mark Hamburg wrote:
>Does anyone know of a drum machine (or the software equivalent) that
>will allow one to dispense with setting tempo and length and instead
>let one do the following:
>1. Hit Record to prime the recording process
>2. Actual recording begins when you first hit a pad/note
>3. Hit record or overdub to end the loop
KCS Omega open mode (Atari software runnable on a win box using Steem
emulator) lets you do this part. You can make as many loops as you
like, but they won't automatically sync -- each loop will be as long
as you play for. You can get as many loops going as you want and
stop, start, mute and unmute them.
>Tempo can then be defined based on a fraction of the loop length
>(possibly with some form of intelligent auto-detection).
Doesn't do this, You'd have to abandon the notion of the software
being aware of bars and beats and just think of it manipulating
chunks of MIDI data.
>I've found that I can easily play a pattern and hit a button
>essentially meaning repeat which effectively closes the loop.
>Everything else is doable but takes more concentration on issues
>other than the general flow of the pattern.
>I can do this with my EDP if I live with mono results that can't be
>edited as MIDI data, but this seems like the sort of thing that
>ought to be easy for a MIDI-based device to support. Are there any
>that do so? Do I need to build my own sequencer -- I've really been
>resisting writing my own music software since I spend my days
>immersed in the software industry.
=I hear you on that one.
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