Monitoring all midi notes

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mo-seph
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Monitoring all midi notes

Post by mo-seph » Fri May 31, 2013 11:20 am

I want a visual indication of all the notes that are being played, so I can make my QuNeo light up, to help with harmonisation.

I'd like to monitor midi notes being played from clips on several tracks, ideally without putting a device on each track - is there any way to do that? I was hoping there's something like live.observer to get notes as they come out of clips in realtime.

I guess in a pinch I could use "live_set tracks N clip_slots M clip" get_notes, but I'd rather have something realtime.

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Re: Monitoring all midi notes

Post by TYLRbass » Fri May 31, 2013 6:53 pm

You can simply create an empty MIDI track, set the input to the MIDI track you want to monitor and the output to your QuNeo.. I would guess that it's possible to send from multiple tracks but I don't know how you would determine what is coming from where.

EDIT: Didn't realize you were looking to use M4L, my bad.
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Re: Monitoring all midi notes

Post by mo-seph » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:08 pm

Actually, that's totally sorted me out, thanks! No M4L needed, and I've got the lights blinking happily. I keep forgetting that there's all the backwards routing where you can pull signals in from other places.

Now, if only QuNeo pad leds responded to the same notes they send out :? Looks like M4L is needed after all...

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Re: Monitoring all midi notes

Post by regretfullySaid » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:59 pm

I think you can sort it out using the Scale midi effect, if you set the dots to every other note like C-D-E-F#-G#-A#-C...at least if you're sending to Quneo Ch3... But yeah if you have M4L it's better.
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Re: Monitoring all midi notes

Post by TYLRbass » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:26 pm

You may have to crack open the QuNeo editor to see what's going on there
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Re: Monitoring all midi notes

Post by regretfullySaid » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:37 pm

Yeah It depends which mode you're in and which channel you want to send to depending on what LED behavior you want.

Are you looking to get a 1:1 behavior with your note input, which would be the same as Local Behavior, or something more specific like it reads the notes on a selected midi clip and lights up on the grid?
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Re: Monitoring all midi notes

Post by regretfullySaid » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:26 pm

Actually just cooked this up pretty quickly:

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Use this midi clip: http://www.mediafire.com/?tbamqs32c5160oo
and here's the quneo preset: http://www.mediafire.com/?gcn5uhoh7qw488d

The notes are set up like a monome; #'s start from 0 at the top left down to 63 at bottom right.
The bottom right arrow buttons (notes 78 and 79) scroll up and down the midi clip by 8 semitones. It only reads up to 8th note level, but I just wanted to see how quickly/.easily I could get it so far. This will come in handy with my big quneo control device I'm working on. Your midi out should be on CH 3.
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