6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2012 3:49 PM by Resn8tor
Resn8tor Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

I'm new to Logic Pro 9, but what I am trying to do seems straightforward.  My ultimate goal is to create tablature for my different steel guitars; I've been able to enter the midi notes using step input recording and the step input keyboard, and create the tablature in the correct tuning and adjusting fretting positions.  So far so good.


In order to enter notes in a way that is more consistent with a steel guitar, I created an external midi device (using a Midi Touch template on my iPad2) that is laid out like a fretboard and sends the appropriate notes.  The iPad is connected via wifi, and I set up a network session in Audio Midi Setup and connected to the Midi Touch session.  Next I created a software instrument and connected it to the network midi session, so that it would take midi input from the iPad but play the sounds using the software instrument.


Is that a reasonable approach?


Now when I send notes from the iPad I can hear them through Logic Pro, and it seems to work OK until I go to record.  When recording it is as if most of the note commands are lost, so what I hear are a few random notes--often at maximum volume.  The piano roll shows just a few of the notes that I sent from the iPad, and all seem to be of very short duration.


Any idea as to what is different in recording mode, and/or how to troubleshoot this?


I would like to enter notes using step input recording with the notes coming from external midi device, but I haven't been able to figure out how to get that set up properly.  If step input mode works, then the recording issue is not as critical.


I've spent the better part of two days reading the user manual, but I seem to be stuck at this point.



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