How to get midi from a seq/arp patch

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  1. EAR TO LEARN

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    Not sure if this is the right section to post in so apologies if that's the case...

    If I have a seq/arp patch that I'd like to get the midi from, is there any quick way to do this as there is a TON of info in the patch I'd like to do this with and to be honest i'm not the best at notation anyway so any plugs or software that could help me with that would be great

    Also if there anyone who can explain to a simpleton like myself how to tell which notes they would be on more simpler patches (lets say I went with a C on the arp), that would be great too...Thanks in advance
     
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  3. thepie

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    Xfer Cthulu records the midi data to your daw. Also the new update to Omnisphere (2.6) lets you drag the midi pattern from the arp section.
     
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    Thanks for your answer, that is some very useful info. However, if I'm not using those two plugins I still wouldn't know how to be able to do what I'm asking...Still, very useful as I said, cheers.
     
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    What DAW are you using, and what is making the arp, please?
     
  6. EAR TO LEARN

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    For this particular patch it's from Heat up, however if possible. I'd like to know how to do this with every synth in future cases.Is there not a program that can read/translate midi accurately?
     
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    Route midi out to another tracks midi in and hit record
     
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    Yes, sometimes patches have an interesting arp movement, but the wrong sound. When I feel the need to grab the arp notes only from a patch I have this 3 methods:
    • Slower the arp tempo (example: if the arp is 1/16 play it in 1/8) Than try to guess the notes by ear and play them on keyboard
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    • DAW like ableton have a feature called “Convert melody to midi”. First: Record the audio out of the arp into a track, then with the convert melody feature let the daw algorithm guess the notes.
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    • There are various VST instruments that have an internal piano roll to move the arp. Open the instruments internal piano roll and there you have the notes.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Some synths arp's (for instance FM8, afaik) do not create MIDI notes, this depends on the plugin. But if they do, your approach is correct and works.
     
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    As @Legotron & @No Avenger said.
    Which is why I was asking:
    ...so that I could tell you exactly for your DAW.
     
  11. EAR TO LEARN

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    Sorry, my bad...I'm using FL Studio
     
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    record the arp/seq. then bunch in place the midi to audio
    then convert the audio to midi new channel !
     
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  14. EAR TO LEARN

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    Thank you everyone for your input. Obviously there is alot of work that has to be done by ear, arps are fairly easy to do but as for the SEQ patches with multiple octaves and basslines it's still so bloody difficult...Saying that I'm stil yet to try cthulu. Can anyone tell me about how accurate it is?
     
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    Another way to get the ARP pattern into midi in Ableton is to route from the track containing the arpeggiator into a separate midi track, armed and record real-time. I'm pretty sure most other daws do something similar as well.

    Edit, just noticed Legotron already said this...
     
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    I would also like to know if this is possible. Surely there's a piece of software that can convert patterns into Midi?
     
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    It doesn't work with every software that way.
     
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    I'll try this in Bitwig and see if it works!
     
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