Can I Use Midi Keyboard to Input Step Sequencer Notes?

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penguinpajamas
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Can I Use Midi Keyboard to Input Step Sequencer Notes?

Post by penguinpajamas » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:35 pm

Hey everyone! Just received a Push 2 and I'm really liking it so far.

There's a way in which I'm trying to use the melodic step sequencer, and it doesn't seem to be working, but I was wondering if anyone else has tried something similar.

I personally still prefer using a standard MIDI keyboard to Push's note mode, but I still really like the sequencer. If possible, I'd love to sequence notes using my MIDI keyboard in the same way that push uses the note keys. Ideally, I'd love to play a chord or a note on the piano, hit a step, and see those notes mapped out for that step, in the same manner that Push works with the note keys. I can see the MIDI keyboard lighting up the note pads when I play, but this information doesn't seem to make it's way to the sequencer. Instead, I have to play notes, see which pads light up, and then sequence those pads normally.

Is there any way that I can change this behavior so I can sequence notes directly from my keyboard?

Thanks!

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Re: Can I Use Midi Keyboard to Input Step Sequencer Notes?

Post by [jur] » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:47 pm

You can hold a note and then press shift+right keys on your computer keyboard to input it.
Sure it would be cool to do it the way you’ve described...
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Re: Can I Use Midi Keyboard to Input Step Sequencer Notes?

Post by Chrizmo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:16 pm

I just want to say I am looking for that functionality as well. It would make the workflow much more faster. I love to use the step sequencer for rhythmic figures but it´s kind of a pain to get chords inside. In combination with my midi keyboard it would be much easier.
And as said, Push is showing the chords but they don´t find their way into the clip.
I assume this feature is not a big deal to implement for the developers. I would love to see it in one of the next updates!? Maybe if more than two people show their interest, there is a chance to see it someday.

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Re: Can I Use Midi Keyboard to Input Step Sequencer Notes?

Post by Chrizmo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:21 pm

Mhhmm...
I was thinking of a step sequencer workflow, like it´s done when drums are edited. Of course you can record them playing them in with the right timing. But the other way is to select one drum sound on the pad and then set the notes where ever you like using the step sequencer.
Same with the sequencer + 32 notes, you hit the notes you want to place on the lower 32 pads and then place them somewhere in your clip using the upper 32 pads and the Page-buttons. You can use the lower 32 pad to even grip a chord and place it, right? You can erase a chord when you hit the corresponding pad again.
What I suggest (and how I penguinpajamas understood) is: Make it possible to use the lower 32pads and/or my midi-keyboard be able to grip the chord I would like to place in the step sequencer.
Maybe I messed something up but although the lower 32pads are illuminated green when I hit a chord on my keyboard, the step sequencer will place the last notes that i pressed on the push, not the ones I actually press on my keys.

I hope this makes sense now.

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