Re: QS6.1 & Midi Clock

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Posted by Rod on March 16, 2001 at 20:49:40:

In Reply to: QS6.1 & Midi Clock posted by Bruce W. on March 16, 2001 at 17:34:11:

I posted that.

How does it affect?

For instance, let's say you have an LFO that does a filter sweep. When synching to midi clock, the sweep will slow down and speed up as you change the tempo in cakewalk. Since you can't sync it, you'll have adjust the LFO rate parameter in the qs to get it to sound right. If you change the song's tempo, you have to re-adjust.

As an example, some of my yamaha cs6x effects will sync to midi clock. Instead of putting a delay value (like 300 ms) for example, I put in an 1/8 a note. So the delayed note is always going to sound an 1/8th of a note after the original note regardless of the tempo. In the qs, you have to adjust the parameter (like a flange rate for instance) to the tempo of the song.

As far as the loops is concerned, this is a drawback. You have to use the loop in a track and set it to the BPM of the loop, say 130. If you change that, the loop is out sync with the track.

Now take an arpeggiator for instance. It usually responds to midi clock, so it will speed up and slow down with the songs tempo. Ideally you would want the loop to do the same thing.

Since the loop is a recorded sample in the qs, and not 'generated' by an arpegiator, this limitation makes sense. As far as I know, there's no way to adjust that tempo.

Resources? Get a good midi book, it should explain the basics of midi clock. Or look for articles in the web; I can't think of anything from the top of my head.


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