A custom MIDI key-map

Hello.

Let's imagine that you have to record MIDI chromatic improvisation, but you wish all tones to be in just D minor scale (but it could be virtually any scale).

  1. Is there any way to transcribe the music in a such way that non-d-minor tones (for instance g# or eb) moves in to the scale?
  2. Is it possible in Live to have a switch, so that keys are mapped in real time when played in the midi keyboard?

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octo8 11 months ago | 0 comments

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    yes and yes

    the scale midi effect is probably your best bet. if you program the scales to force the out of key notes back into key, you will have your scale. Just be careful of duplicating notes when you do this, since multiple keys can represent the same notes if you do it this way.

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    When I say 'tap' the midi signal, i mean tap it like someone would tap a tree for sap. they find a point that is of interest to them, and will give them what they want, in your case, this is midi that is in the key of interest... and extract it to their bottle, or in your case a new midi track.

    An example would be to have the midi going into your original track from your keyboard or whatever you want, putting it through an effect (in your case, the scale effect) and then to your instrument. If someone wanted to extract the in key midi signal would be to "tap" the signal after the scale effect but before the instrument that would create the sound. In order to do this, you would need to create a new midi track right next to the one you previously made. Then all you need to do on the new track is 1) turn the monitor to "in", 2) turn the output speaker off, 3) turn the input to the following (track you previously made > post fx. This will allow you to obtain the midi from your original track, and record it into the new track.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask.

    11 months ago | 1 comment
  • octo8
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    Thank you!

    Exact what I need. So simple and intuitive.

    Two things to ask:

    1. How to export MIDI with these parameters included? When I export MIDI I get just normal notes, a complete chromatic.

    2. How to record the automation, for instance when I change the Transpose Control?

    Thank you. O.

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    hey, thanks for responding. The only way I know how to do this when you are exporting midi is to actually record the midi into a separate track a good way to do this is to just 'tap' the midi just before it gets to your instrument, and record it as it goes in. That way, you get everything you need exactly as it would go into the instrument.

    does this help?

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  • octo8
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    Dear Michael,

    I am not sure exactly what you mean. Could you please tell me how to manage to do it? 

    1. How to record midi in to a separate track?

    and

    2. How to tap the midi?

    Thankfully, o

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    In effect to your real time midi mapping, all you would have to do is press control + m or command + m in order to turn on mapping mode, select the object you want to map, the press the key that you want the object to be mapped to, then let it go, the turn mapping mode off.

    11 months ago | 1 comment
  • octo8
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    Now it works!

    I fixed the sync under Preferences. 

    11 months ago | 0 comments

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