Re: Arpeggiator on QS6.1 (or how do I make it sound like Duran Duran?)
Posted by Ryan on June 28, 1999 at 23:02:26:
In Reply to: Re: Arpeggiator on QS6.1 (or how do I make it sound like Duran Duran?) posted by jean on June 28, 1999 at 17:05:08:
I think I've got it mostly figured out.
I can make it alternate tones pretty easily -- I just don't think there's enough tones to get what I want. Or maybe there are and I'm thinking backwards. I wanna be able to hit one key and get the whole run that I hear (a load of 16th notes...) but I guess he's probably hitting different keys to get to different zones of modulation.
I finally figured out how to get it to play a series of notes and keep the tempo the same so that the arpeggio follows the note pressed (previously I had the tempo speeding up as the pitch got higher...)
The EMagic Soundriver thing works wonders for patch editing -- I could find a preset that did something similar to what I wanted, copy it to a blank and then make a new one beside it, so I'd have the original to compare it to.
Good luck with your marimba.
: I've been trying to figure out how to use the tracking generator for something much simpler than full chord arpeggiation for some time (i.e., getting it to alternate tones for an easy to play marimba setting). I have had no luck and am coming to the conclusion it probably cannot be done. So when I need the marimba, I take another keyboard with me. What you are talking about strikes me as being even more difficult than what I've been playing with.
: You might want to check out the octal arpeggiation program on the software page of this site. I haven't tried it because even if it works when I'm hooked up to my computer, it won't solve my live play problem. But it might do the trick for you.