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#1 2009-03-16 12:20:05

Mick B
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Long single-take recordings?

I may be a bit of a duffer here, as well as me still trying to find the time to really get into my Mssiah, but I can't seem to find a way to be able to input realtime MIDI tunes any longer than a few seconds.

I read the manual (though I could have missed it) and found how to add the little blocks and select them in order to record or plot the little snatches, piece by piece, but what I want to do is add and select dirty great huge blocks and fill them with repeated rhythms and fills, long solos or just freestyle.

I know, yes, I can do longer MIDI bits on a second 64 and run that through the MSSIAH synth mode, or build up on the PC and multi-layer SID VSTi, but I want to make nice full multi-part compos on the MSSIAH and keep it all 'in-house'.

Any help?

Last edited by Mick B (2009-03-16 12:22:29)

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#2 2009-03-16 12:26:42

Tonka
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

You can use the 'glue' tool to glue a maximum of 4 blocks together, but that's about it.  There is no way I am aware of to record any more than this in one go (like you would in something like Cubase, for example).

That said, I don't record realtime so I may be totally wrong on this one...  big_smile

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#3 2009-03-16 12:30:14

Mick B
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

Yes, I was scrabbling around both the screen and manual looking for Record as well.

But I noticed, in a Prophet 64 sequencer video by someone on here (Firestarter Boy I think he called himself), dirty great long blocks and I want them too.

Thanks for the glue advice. As I say I'm still getting to know the device and I think the manual could perhaps be a bit more concise.

Last edited by Mick B (2009-03-16 12:30:53)

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#4 2009-03-16 13:43:39

Tonka
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

Mick B wrote:

Yes, I was scrabbling around both the screen and manual looking for Record as well.

But I noticed, in a Prophet 64 sequencer video by someone on here (Firestarter Boy I think he called himself), dirty great long blocks and I want them too.

Thanks for the glue advice. As I say I'm still getting to know the device and I think the manual could perhaps be a bit more concise.

Hmm...  Maybe in the video you saw the application had been zoomed (there is a magnify icon on the bottom of the screen) -  that would give the appearance of dirty great long blocks...

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#5 2009-03-16 13:59:16

Mick B
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

Found him: http://firebrandboy.com/

In the video he has up there, the blocks are six 'thingies' long whilst the Mssiah book at any rate says you can only have a maximum of four glued together.

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#6 2009-03-17 07:43:34

MikeTorino
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

Four? I thought it was eight...?

 

#7 2009-03-17 08:40:03

Tonka
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

Hmm - yes, maybe it's 8 then (from the look of that vid).

I don't have my MSSIAH in front of me or I'd double check!  Anyway, glueing's the way!  smile

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#8 2009-03-17 14:56:49

MikeTorino
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

"Merged sequences can be further glued to other objects as long as their maximum length does not exceed eight measures"

quote from Sequencer manual... smile

 

#9 2009-03-17 20:23:28

Tonka
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

Thank God you can read Mike - we could have been here for bloody WEEKS!  big_smile

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#10 2009-03-17 21:14:31

Mick B
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Re: Long single-take recordings?

"Merged sequences can be further glued to other objects as long as their maximum length does not exceed eight measures"

Dunno why, but I always miss bits when reading manuals, probably cos I get lost in trying to work it all as I go along. Nevertheless, 8 measures is a bit short if you want to really go into 'freeform'.

Last edited by Mick B (2009-03-17 21:15:17)

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