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What MIDI data can be recorded?

357 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2012 11:21 AM by dingdangdawg RSS
dingdangdawg Level 2 Level 2 (455 points)
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Mar 15, 2012 11:08 PM

Will GarageBand only record note on/off data, and program change data?


Will it record CC data?


Expression data?


Thank you....

  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to dingdangdawg)

    Besides on/off, GB is recording velocity data, sustain pedals, pitchbend signals (depending on your controller). Program change data don't make sense for GB, since you can't change the instrument mid-track. It's strictly one track, one instrument. You can only vary the parameters of that instrument with effects curves.

  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)
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    Mar 16, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to dingdangdawg)

    I've never recorded any sustain peda or pitchbend wheel data, so others might be able to tell you more about this.


    GB indeed listens to all midi channels at a time recording them to the same channel, that's one reason it doesn't do multi-track midi recording.


    And I wouldn't call GB "a DAW with low memory and CPU requirements". It uses quite an amount of CPU power and can get sluggish at times, and especially in a live situation I wouldn't want to rely on it.


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