A E J O T Z
Joined: Aug 14, 2011
Location: St. Louis
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|Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:30 am Post subject:
seeking midi sequencer freeware advice
I decided against using a PC sequencer. I only really wanted super-accurate initial grooves to layer hand-played tracks on. I found another solution.
I'm trading the Alesis Micron for a Korg Microsampler. When I find a good original line I can sample the notes into the MS and then play them using the quantize function. Then my first groove will be beat-perfect.
(I've been avoiding the use of sequencing in favor of hand-played music. But my tunes that are based on an automated percussion or melodic line sound much more solid sounding than the all-hand-played tunes.)
Yes, I'm trading the Micron. I could never warm up to it. I bought it last December and hated it at first sight. Then it was a chore to play it, unlike my Microkorg and CZ-101, either of which eat up hours before I know it. I'd put the Micron aside for a week and then try it again. Same thing every time. It anti-inspires me. I even got a PC sound editor for it and that didn't help. Honestly there's only one sound on it that I'll miss.
And I will never miss those @#$% piano keys. Trying to play those long-travel keys is like typing on a 1950s manual typewriter. I hate it! I was a guitarist for decades so I like short travel keys. I don't even mind mini keys because I'm used to making small movements. I use a full-size keyboard to play the Cosmo via MIDI but they are lightweight short-travel keys so they feel fine. I am NOT a piano player!!!
I adjusted the touch sensitivity on the Micron to its lowest setting and it was still a chore to get consistent sounds out of it. There are people who love the Micron. I hope the guy who's trading me a Microsampler for it is one of those people.
The MS should be a blast. Not only will it tighten up my initial grooves, but Korg offers several free libraries of samples for it. And, of course, I can create my own. You'll be hearing some very strange sounds from AEJOTZ before long.
I also have my eye on Korg's Wavedrum Mini. I'm a highly skilled table-top "finger drummer." This was a pretty useless talent until now. The Wavedrum Mini has a sensor clip you can attach to a table top that triggers the drum when you hit the table top!!! I think I'll get myself one for my birthday in August.
electronics = magic
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