[Ardour-Users] help needed to ascertain a MIDI design question

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Jun 11 11:41:57 PDT 2011

i need to ask for some help from those of you with access to other
MIDI sequencers (proprietary, open source or whatever).

the task is this: do whatever you need to do to create some MIDI data
with notes that you can edit. how you get there doesn't (or shouldn't)

having done that, now edit the notes with a simple edit: take one note
(or more if you want) and drag so it ends up overlapping with another
note (i.e. they end up at the same pitch, but different, overlapping

what does the program you're testing do at this point? MIDI itself
doesn't really allow for this, because its based on an instrument
model inspired by most acoustic instruments where you cannot play the
same pitch twice without ending the first instance of that pitch. but
there are a variety of possible things a sequencer could do. Ardour 3
has 4 options for what to do already, but we need to decide what the
default should be.

send your replies to the list, so that people can see when someone
else has already tried this with program XXXX.

thanks for your help,

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