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Simple Stereo (or multitrack someday) RECORDER for Standalone Unify (MIDI and Audio)


terrybritton
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The standalone version is so useful! But I have to route it into a DAW, Voicemeeter Banana or Potato, Audacity, or some other recorder to capture my inspirations. (Voicemeeter Banana and Audacity are only good for capturing the audio portion.)

A built-in MIDI and Audio recorder would be a masterstroke for my use of Unify as both a composition AND live performance tool.

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@terrybritton

Built-in audio and MIDI recording are both on the to-do list. I've already prototyped the former, but not the latter.


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@terrybritton

Built-in audio and MIDI recording are both on the to-do list. I've already prototyped the former, but not the latter.

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@getdunne BTW - when doing the MIDI recording feature, hold out for Musical Time recording rather than real-time.

Brad Robinson, Cantabile's solo developer, initially added the real-time recording, but it was definitely not very useful, especially in these days of tempo-locked wave sequences, LFO's and such.

Cantabile currently offers Realtime (Compatible), Realtime (SMPTE), Musical (Absolute), and Musical (Relative) MIDI recording. 

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Posted by: @terrybritton

@getdunne BTW - when doing the MIDI recording feature, hold out for Musical Time recording rather than real-time.

Can you explain the difference?


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I'd love to see a midi recorder and/or audio recorder where you can loop - in effect, a looper.  I've been using this quite primitive Red-dot utility but it doesn't loop and is midi only - but I'm ok with midi only.  I just want something that can capture and playback midi on the fly and loop.  Know of any thing like this?  Ableton seems like overkill for what I want, even though it's great at looping and an amazing DAW.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/reddot/


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terrybritton
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@getdunne Real-time apparently ignores tempo and time-signature information.

See below.

From the Cantabile guides:

MIDI Time Format Options

When recording MIDI, several different time formats are available:

Realtime (Compatible)

This is the default recording format that is most compatible with other software. It records in real-time (ie: each event is timestamped with millisecond accuracy). Tempo and time-signature information isn't captured in this mode.

Realtime (SMPTE)

This format is very similar to Realtime (Compatible) except the file is marked as SMPTE time format. This is a more correct format for this type of recording but some software programs don't support it.

Musical (Relative) and Musical (Absolute)

In these formats events are timestamped using musical time format.

This format is best for importing into other software programs where maintaining correct musical time is more important than millisecond accuracy. In this format the tempo and time signature of Cantabile's master transport is also recorded (even if it changes during the recording).

In "relative" mode events will be timestamped such that the recording starts just before the first recorded events. In "absolute" mode events will be timestamped using the exact time of the master transport.

To better understand the difference between relative and absolute modes, consider this scenario: suppose a recording is started when the current master transport is at bar 50 (perhaps because the metronome has been running for a while).

  • In absolute mode, the recording would have 50 bars of silence at the start.

  • In relative mode, the recorded events would be at the start of the recording.

Note that the musical recording formats require a running master transport. If the master transport isn't playing when the recording starts, the recorder will automatically start it (if it can). Similarly, if the master transport stops while a recording is in progress, the recording will also stop.

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