[Doggiebox] Re: MIDI-style velocity settings for DB?
beckwith at yorku.ca
Sat May 6 21:36:51 EDT 2006
This earlier suggestion strikes me as predictable, but not really all
that practical. Rather than having to specify an exact value for
each hit between 1 and 127--a lot of extra trouble that does little
to produce a more lifelike percussion track--I would urge you all to
consider the virtues of doing more with less.
Have a look, for example, at the interesting French drumming program
called Archibald, which substitutes PROBABILITY for MIDI's anally
overdetermined numeric precision, and makes it easy to specify
graphically a RANGE of possible velocities--also, a range of possible
"locations" for each hit, and a range of likelihoods that the hit
will actually occur!
That already sounds a heck of a lot more like what most live drummers
I've known actually do, especially in repeating or looping patterns,
rather than insisting "this particular hit must always be exactly at
velocity 73!" Indeed, I'd recommend everyone download the free demo
of this program and play with it a little, before we faithful DB
users try to push poor Ben any further into Just-Another-MIDI-
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