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

Nando nandinga at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 04:56:09 PDT 2011


Cubase SX 2 also lets you overlap notes. The event view show both notes with
overlaping duration.

Saved it as .mid (attached) and opened in Rosegarden 10.02 and it showed the
same, both in the piano roll and in the event list. Also monitored the midi
output using KMidiMon and saw both note on and both note off events (4
events) all in the same channel.

Moved them around in both DAWs and none of the notes affected the other, no
matter which one came first or which one was longer. Non destructive editing
in both. Same channel in both.

I think this is the best behaviour. Its intuitive and you get nondestructive
editing. I think there are no playback issues, since repeated note on events
souldn't be a problem and the first note off kills the note, while
subsecuent ones just don't do anything. Allways there is a note of at the
end so no neverending notes can appear.

Hope it helps :)

On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM, David Santamauro <
david.santamauro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 14:41:57 -0400
> Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > durations).
> >
> > 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.
> Sonar (cakewalk): it overlaps visually, is a non-destructive edit but
> the note-on of the overlapped note takes precedence.
> David
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