Anybody want to make me a BPM Indicator Plug in ?

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Post by nobbystylus » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:54 pm

If you're on a mac what about sending midi to a Quartz Composer patch which just flashes on and off to the beat..??
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Post by chrisedmo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:59 pm

oooh now thats an idea.. i wonder how hard it is to program Quartz ??

Im going to look into that one... :D
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Post by nobbystylus » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:04 pm

its pretty easy.. i've just knocked this up..

http://homepage.mac.com/bighairmusic/ab ... ounter.zip

all it does is tell you which beat you're on numerically.. you could customise it to create more meaningful information to you...whatever your drummer needs..
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Post by kramer » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:15 pm

http://www.breathcube.com/vst/vst.html#utilities


scroll down to "Blinker".




There you go.

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Post by chrisedmo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:25 pm

kramer wrote:http://www.breathcube.com/vst/vst.html#utilities


scroll down to "Blinker".




There you go.
Thanks but thats one of the many PC apps not ported to OS X... :?


Hey Nobbystylus - thanks for that! Once i download Quartz would i be able to modify the file you just provided ?
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Post by nobbystylus » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:28 pm

yes you can open it and do whatever you want with it.. i made it in leopard by the way.. you will certainly need to tailor it to suit your drummers needs..

all you need to do is change the clock receive to be from ableton live on the IAC bus (internal midi).
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Re: Anybody want to make me a BPM Indicator Plug in ?

Post by pabloaugustus » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:13 pm

chrisedmo wrote:Does anybody have the skills to make a BPM indicator plugin that basically will flash at the host tempo and display it in writing as well as the time sig ? and thats it.

Our drummer would like something like this, we're trying something with InTime and Live and stuff, I think he'd like to try not wearing headphones, so we'd like to try some kind of visual indicator ?

Both on Macs as well...

Anybody wanna make a little money ?
I would try a nice small, comfy, in ear monitor to replace the headphones before going visual...as a drummer myself I would much rather hear the nome. I can't imagine trying to keep my eyes on a visual cue for a whole tune, that would take focus away from other musicians and the actual music one is trying to create. That being said, I can definitely relate to the guy not wanting bulky phones on for a gig; that would suk.
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Post by nobbystylus » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:11 pm

as i'm gathering momentum to my 1000th post, i thought i'd update the clock counter QTZ to make it a bit more useful and have it flash on the beat and also show a bar counter also.. still lots of room for improvement but here you go anyway

http://homepage.mac.com/bighairmusic/ab ... unter2.zip
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