I'm relatively new to midi but have been getting an "okay" handle on it the
past few months.
I've started a music project with a friend of mine and we're
in the process of getting our live show together. We use programmed drums that we run
through Pro Tools and he plays a microKorg.
We've synced the microKorg to Pro
Tools' midi beat clock and created midi triggers for all of our arpeggiated "riffs."
The problem is that each time we hit a midi trigger, the arpeggiator on the
microKorg starts on a different note or beat. So the arpeggio sounds different every time
we play the song. Sometimes it's great, like we intended in our recordings. Other times,
it's nearly disastrous - even though it's in sync. The problem is that it's random.
On one of our more recent songs, it doesn't even seem to start on time about 60%
of the time.
Through a few Google searches, I found a blog post that describes
the problem fairly well. It seems that the microKorg does not receive midi information
about bars and beats.http://www.ofrecordings.com/2008/04/27/how-to-keep-the-microkorg-arpeggiat
However, the solution presented on this blog is software called
midi ox and midi yoke. Both seem to be PC exclusive. I've found something called MIDI Pipe
for Mac, but I don't know if it can achieve the same result, and if so, I'm not sure what
Has anyone else dealt with this?
We need to run these
arpeggios live because we do a fair amount of modulation mid-song.
you have a solution, let me know. We're kind of stuck here.