[Ardour-Users] Recording to Midi accompaniment

Al Thompson althompson58 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 12:30:35 PST 2018

Just add beats on the midi track for that measure, so you get a count in.

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From: "David Kastrup" <dak at gnu.org>
To: <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Subject: [Ardour-Users] Recording to Midi accompaniment
Date: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 2:03 PM

"Chris Caudle" <chris at chriscaudle.org> writes:

> On Wed, February 14, 2018 10:59 am, David Kastrup wrote:
>> So how do you manage to start singing simultaneously with a preexisting
>> Midi track?
> Move the MIDI track over one bar and put the metronome click into an
> earphone.

I can (and probably should) move the MIDI track over one bar.  I'll have
to check how to do it but there really is no way to avoid this sensibly
if you want to record before the beat.  I get that much.

Now "put the metronome click into an earphone" is very unspecific.  If I
use "record with count-in", recording starts on the beat which is too
late.  If I use "record with pre-roll", I either don't get a metronome
click, or I have to switch on the metronome explicitly, meaning that the
metronome persists throughout the piece which is less than musical.

So how do I do it?

> 1. Count the beats
> 2. Sing
> 3. ???
> 4. Profit!

David Kastrup

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