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Resolved MIDI Loopers

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  1. Todd
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  3. Friday, 29 September 2017
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I'm looking into what is avail in MIDI loopers. A search of this Forum turned up nothing. Does anyone know about what is available or have experience with one?
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Yes, this would be interesting.

I'm not aware there is any such thing, though, and midi data is by implication strictly sequential. I'm not aware of any way such a function could be inserted into a midi stream.

If I had the time to do something, for my particular purposes (which may be quite different to yours), I would look at two possibilities.

Firstly, write a (or more likely amend an existing) program that takes pre-defined midi phrases and builds a midi file which can then be played, the program allowing loops.

Secondly, I could add refinements to my own midi file player, which stores the midi data in a way of my own design, so that after an existing midi file has been loaded in, then loops could be added. As it's my own prog, and I can amend it any way I choose, I could add my own commands into the data to, for example, loop back from the current point to a previous point.

?? possibly allowing some variation to the loop - i.e. play the loop, then replay with all the notes raised by xx semitones?

This is something I have thought about for my own purposes. Just never got around to doing anything.

Please say a bit more about exactly what you were hoping to do.

Geoff
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