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RE: midi looper

just to toss in a couple of cents on the topic of looping midi, the 
(one could consider it as problem) between looping midi and looping audio,
is that synthesisers interpret a midi note command as an event with a start
and a stop, and if you recieve a start, prior to the stop, it consider that
to be an implied stop, so, if you loop some midi, and if there is a note
that is sustained long enough for the loop to come back around, the looped
midi will imply the end (and new begining) of the note being sustained...
as well as running into possible polyphony issues as the density of the
loop increases.. now, these issue do not make midi looping impossible, but,
it will never react the same way as audio looping... :)


>-- Original Message --
>From: goddard.duncan@mtvne.com
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Subject: RE: midi looper
>Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 11:10:28 +0100
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>>>Speaking of midi loopers, I continue to be amazed that no-one has
>created a box that does EDP/Repeater-style looping for Midi.  It seems
>much easier task than looping audio.  Is there a perception that there's
>no market for it?  Or is there something out there of which I'm not
>aware?  (please, please, please say "yes" !!!!)<<
>you'd think..... I've been looking for something to do this, for as long
>as I can remember, to complement my band's array of step-sequencing 
>the nearest things I've found that even hinted at this eliusive 
>have been the anatek pocket sequencer (mine stopped working before I could
>try this out properly) and the record/overdub mode (monophonic) on my 
>schaltwerk. the alesis mmt8 doesn't seem to like being punched in and out
>of record while it's running. a digigram hardware sequencer I had for a
>made a reasonable attempt at it, but only while running as master clock,
>unsuitable for my (then) requirements, so I got rid. wish I'd kept it now,
>it was clever.
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