"Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

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nc2010
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"Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by nc2010 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 am

Hello,
I'm looking for a "MIDI effect" device, but haven't found it in Live.

It would be a "MIDI quantizer", i.e. each MIDI message coming will be postponed to the next 1/16 tick.

i.e. all what you play will always be in sync :) (but maybe slightly delayed, of maximum 1/16 note).

(I tried doing this with the Arpeggiator device, but I couldn't do it work because chords were always arpeggiated, which I don't want.)

I imagine this can be done out of the box with the built-in MIDI effects (and without M4L), but how?

Thanks!

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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by garyboozy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:38 am

You can use the Arpeggiator device in Chord Trigger mode (Style chooser) and set the Repeats to 1.

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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by nc2010 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:50 am

Thakns for your reply @garyboozy.

Setting Repeat to 1 will output 2 notes (the original and 1 repeat --> 2 notes).
Unfortunately there is no Repeat = 0 ;)

Would you have another idea?

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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by garyboozy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:58 am

Repeat=1 plays 1 note here, not 2.

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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by nc2010 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm

My bad, it was because of another setting (Transpose column, Steps=1)!

So now with Chord Trigger + Repeats = 1, only one note indeed :)

One last problem: this Arpeggiator device also makes the length of the note shorter (1/16). What I'd like instead is:
  • the Note On (played on keyboard) should be quantized to the next 1/16 (this is working now thanks to your technique @garyboozy)
  • the Note Off (key release) should be quantized to the next 1/16, but if for example we keep the key pressed 2 seconds and then release, this NoteOff should happen 2 seconds later, at the next 1/16
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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by nc2010 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:52 am

garyboozy wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:38 am
You can use the Arpeggiator device in Chord Trigger mode (Style chooser) and set the Repeats to 1.
Very close to THE solution except this: the Note Off (key release) should be quantized to the next 1/16... for example we keep the key pressed 2 seconds and then release, this NoteOff should happen 2 seconds later, at the next 1/16.

Currently all notes have the same length after the use of this arpeggiator... Any idea @garyboozy?

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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by garyboozy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:10 pm

cant you use max devices? this one looks ideal:
https://maxforlive.com/library/device/1 ... i-quantize
otherwise i'm not sure it's possible with native-only devices.

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Re: "Quantize MIDI Effect" in real time

Post by nc2010 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm

Perfect it's exactly this!

:P

Many thanks

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