Re: Re: MIDI beginner needs help...

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Posted by chal7ds on September 30, 2006 at 17:56:50:

In Reply to: Re: MIDI beginner needs help... posted by Les on September 19, 2006 at 10:24:38:

The problem with using hardware is that i have to
buy every piece of effects i want..and even if it's one hardware rack that 'has it all' so to speak, i would still have to write a midi file to work with that piece of hardware, correct? if a midi file can be written with hardware, i'm sure it can be written with software as well. Fruityloops designed their mixer for live application, i am sure of it. Plus, i don't have to spend anymore money if i use Fruityloops, because all of their plugin effects are free and i love the way they sound. latency is only a problem if there isn't enough memory is what i am told...and the laptop that i have is exclusively used only for this application, so i am certain i would have enough space. my only issue is learning how to write the midi file which controls the commands that tell Fruityloops when to switch over to new channels at certain times, and i don't know how to do that yet!? and i want to use my MPD16 as the trigger to start and stop the process (song). so i guess i need to know how to do those two things... ? ? anyone know? do u know?

: I would not recommend mixing through the software (if it can be done).
: The software has some delay and the live microphone could not be properly synced to the MIDI playback.
: Use a hardware effects processor instead. There are lots of pretty good and cheap FX boxes out there,
: and you would not have any latency problems to worry about.

: : Hello,

: : I need some MIDI technical assistance, as I am a beginnger in MIDI. I'll start off by telling you what I want to do, and then maybe you guys can point me in the right direction...

: : Ok, here's what I want to do in a nutshell:

: : I've recorded some songs in Fruityloops (software sequencer/recording program). Now, I want to be able to use the vocal FX in the mixer that I used in those recorded
: : songs, in a LIVE application situation. I have a laptop with Fruityloops installed, and I want to run my microphone & preamp
: : through my soundcard into FL's FX mixer channels at certain intervals throughout the song to get the effects on I want
: : on my voice through the output of the PA at those certain 'set' times. Now, what I have to do this so far..'midi controller'-wise, is a Akai MPD16 (which has a ridiculous manual of only 5 pages of basic startup, and no programming explanation) so my question is, can this unit be 'programmed' somehow
: : to be sequenced at the beginning of the song, and once the play button is hit, it follows a midi sequence map/file of when to
: : know at what times in the song to switch from 1 channel (vocal FX channel 1) to the next channel? (vocal FX channel 2) and so on?
: : Obviously all my 'IN' settings for each of the FX channels would be set to my soundcard's corresponding mic input, so that
: : each time the MPD16 switched channels, those effects would be heard through the speakers. I understand what needs to be done,but I'm just not sure how to program the MPD16 or if the MPD16 can even do this?!? if it can't, I need help or direction as to what
: : piece of equipment that would allow me to do this. Any suggestions or knowledge on this subject would be great!

: : thanks..

: : chal7ds

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