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REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:20 pm
by dragon131313
Hi!

I would like know if there is something like a quantizer for Ableton that can be used live. (for concerts)

I found one but it doesn t work for me. It does a good job quantizing the notes that I play a little "ahead", but with the notes that are a little "later", it will just move them to the next mark. Which means that if I play a note a milisecond later, I will sound on the next mark. If I set 1/8, it will sound on the next quaver.

I attached a picture so you understand.
https://ibb.co/wdwF0DQ

My question is: is there a quantizer for live performances that you recommend and that don´t have this problem?

It would be ideal that if I play a note a little later, It just leaves that note like that since it belongs to the previous mark, not the following one.

I will really appreciate any recomendation.

Thanks.

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 am
by wearemindflux
You can just use record quantize in Ableton.

I guess you are playing a part while recording then launching the loop?

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:34 pm
by dragon131313
wearemindflux wrote:You can just use record quantize in Ableton.

I guess you are playing a part while recording then launching the loop?

But doesn't work live. You can recorded and then you have it quantized to play it.
What I want is to play it and hear it quantized at the same time.

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:03 pm
by chapelier fou
Please explain how (on earth) would work a live quantizer that would quantize hits that you play late.

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
by oratowsky
chapelier fou wrote:Please explain how (on earth) would work a live quantizer that would quantize hits that you play late.
OP said they want notes that are played a little late to be left as is

I'm not sure about such a device but I bet you could create something that would do this in max for live

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:16 pm
by chapelier fou
Oh I see.
I'll try to code a device that does it, it shouldn't be too difficult. Interesting idea !

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:27 pm
by dna598
You can do this by loading the arp and note length plugs and setting arp rate and note length each to 1/4, 1/8 etc.

edit: probably won't do what you want....

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:45 pm
by chapelier fou
dna598 wrote:You can do this by loading the arp and note length plugs and setting arp rate and note length each to 1/4, 1/8 etc.

edit: probably won't do what you want....
This would be nice to test. Not a bad idea at all ! You're sometimes surprised how far you can go with Live's native devices only.

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:55 pm
by H20nly
oratowsky wrote:
chapelier fou wrote:Please explain how (on earth) would work a live quantizer that would quantize hits that you play late.
OP said they want notes that are played a little late to be left as is

I'm not sure about such a device but I bet you could create something that would do this in max for live
i still don't see how this would work.

you would essentially have a script that says quantize to the right spot, if i don't play in the wrong spot.

maybe at really low bpm...
*stokes chin*

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:15 pm
by fishmonkey
it sounds pretty straightforward (to my caffeine-starved brain anyway):

the algorithm is: if a note is early or late, delay only if the next quantize point is closer than the previous one...

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:15 am
by chapelier fou
seems pretty easy to me as well.... Do we have a patching challenge ? :twisted:

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:13 pm
by dragon131313
chapelier fou wrote:seems pretty easy to me as well.... Do we have a patching challenge ? :twisted:
If someone can do it, It´ll be extremely appreciate it.

I found this one online:
http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... ubali-edit

But it has the problem that I mentioned above. When you play a little late, it takes the note to the next quantization mark.
When the note is played a little late, I want the note to stay as it is.

I wish I could do it myself but Im not very familiar with Max for Live and don´t know how long would take me to learn it.

Thank you.

BTW, I cant believe how no company has already invented something like this before.

Re: REAL time Quantizer - quantize in real time

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:41 pm
by dragon131313
BTW, if someone wants to check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCfmh_5Qav0

This is the midi controller I would like to have real time quantizer for.