Re: Ableton MIDI Event Editor
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:36 pm
Angstrom wrote:When play-through is on: it will take any incoming note (lets say it comes in on 8.1.1), it will take a look at the current PDC and see that there is a system latency of (lets say) 15ms, and because it thinks you have played 15ms ahead of the beat in order to manually compensate for the system's latency it will put the recorded note 15ms back from 8.1.1 . The resulting recorded MIDI note will now be visible on the timeline actually later than you played it.3phase wrote: but what is that text string do actually? is it only affecting the midi handling? and are the resulting midi events than placed at the timeline + audio offset delay and therfore the playback track needs to get a manual negativ track delay?
why isnt that a problem in any other daw?
When the text string is active it turns off this guessing system. It stops Live from thinking you played ahead of the beat, which means the system now knows that you are NOT playing ahead of the beat, so it should NOT try to move the note backward in time by 15 ms.
I could write a lot on the madness of "Play Through", but it makes me angry just thinking about it.
If I do write about it, it may be best to put it in its own thread, explaining in detail what it is and how to stop it, and why you might want to. The topic is possibly to large for a thread about something completely different.
I have voiced my displeasure to the Abletons in strong terms
even thinking about it now makes me want to hurt something.
sounds like a wonderfull entry for my detail problem list but would make a usefull own thread aswdell.. i prefer threads that show problems and workarounds before i run myself into them..and live is so very rich in this regard..