Still Vibrations wrote:The Red Bladder wrote:I'm not a fan and I don't use it myself - but then I think that MIDI, when used instead of actual playing of instruments is the work of the Devil!
I agree, I use MIDI for connecting a controller keyboard which I play and record live. The only time I record a MIDI track is when I want that early techno machine sound, which isn't very often now. To me MIDI sounds wrong, compared with live playing on synths. As for adding a 'human feel' to MIDI I can't get my head round that.
MIDI is the 'Score' editor for music composed on a DAW, I cannot see how anyone could do without it, even if playing 'live' the notes are sent to the DAW, and if there are fluffs in the played music, then it can be edited and played back to the synth. When you say you are playing and recording live - what are you recording to? Is it you're taking the audio from the synth and recording it as an audio track into the DAW?
I cannot understand how it sounds wrong - all the MIDI is doing is mirroring back the notes that come in from the synth? MIDI is simply a representation of the notes played in much the same way crotchets and quavers are represented on a score sheet, in fact on any DAW that has a score editor you can see the same notes in the MIDI editor. I'm confused as to how it can sound different if the music (MIDI notes) are sent back to the synth that played them in the first place?