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Re: looper-friendly MIDI sequencer?

Yeah, in MAX that would be possible,
I've heard something like that already;
a patch where a MIDI loop "morphed"
into another loop, sounded pretty amazing, much more interesting than the
actual loops sometimes.I don't know about the GUI though, you might have to
deal with something a little less flamboyant ("nah man, I only dance on the
You could do it with MAX/MSP with actual samples if you worked with a bunch
of preselected samples and composed transitions but I figure you are 
doing that with a "real" sampler anyway.I imagine anything else would sound
like a cross fade no matter how hard you made it for yourself.
If I find those MIDI morphing patches, I think I have them somewhere, I'll
put a note up on the list for anyone who wants them.



> From: eric <eobertha@inreach.com>
> Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 20:52:00 -0800
> To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Cc: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Subject: looper-friendly MIDI sequencer?
> Resent-From: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Resent-Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 00:16:36 -0500
> howdy.
> I use MOTU's Performer (not DP) - a not-so-aptly-named piece of software
> IMHO.  Interested in actually performing with malleable MIDI situations,
> I have found that a simple act such as vamping on a particular measure
> of a sequence and then continuing on to an another vamp on down the line
> a bit is possible (with Perf.) but akward.  The memory loop points are
> designed (as is the Polar function in DP) more for creating than
> performing.  So I am frustrated.
> Here is an example of a software user interface that would turn me on:
> little whirlpools dot the screen - representing loops; lines are drawn
> between many of the spirals - representing transitions.  The idea is
> simple:  click a spiral and you loop, click a line between that spiral
> and any other and at the next loop end (like a drum machine (a feature
> sorely lacking in Performer)) the music follows a precomposed transition
> to another loop pool.  The system could work for a single song or an
> entire reperetoire.
> Has anyone seen or heard anything about anything even remotely like
> this?
> Is this doable in MAX?  Anyone interested in designing some software?
> carry on,
> eric o.