Software to trigger midi seqences with computer keys

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by negg, May 27, 2003.

  1. negg

    negg Guest

    Hi Group

    I've searched the whole net, but could not find a software that lets
    me load prepared midi sequences on my notebook so I can trigger them
    live while playing another instrument (bass or guitar etc.) by tapping
    on my computer keyboard. Lets say I've got a strings arrangement on
    key "S", so when I press "S" it plays that midi sequence once and then
    stops again.

    It would also be perfect if I could synchronize it with a given
    midi-time signal so it plays in sync with my band-compagnion's
    notebooks.

    Only one I found is LoopTrax on http://www.mixvibes.com/ but that
    thing is so buggy on win2k that I cant really use it.

    Thanks so much for your help

    negg (Martin Schuster)
  2. negg

    negg Guest

    Hi again,

    Maybe I wasn't precise enough: I am searching for a windows-based
    software that plays a midi sequence when a certain midi message
    arrives or a key is pressed.

    I found http://www.nosuch.com/keykit/ that (as far as I can see) does
    all I want. But I am still open for other suggestions.

    negg (Martin Schuster)
  3. I am just trying a program called MIDI-OX which seems to be able to do just
    about anything I can think of, but I needed to install MIDI Yoke as well.
    Latency seems to be a problem, at least on my laptop.


    "negg" <neggl@web.de> wrote in message
    news:daffbd86.0305290902.1e705688@posting.google.com...
    > Hi again,
    >
    > Maybe I wasn't precise enough: I am searching for a windows-based
    > software that plays a midi sequence when a certain midi message
    > arrives or a key is pressed.
    >
    > I found http://www.nosuch.com/keykit/ that (as far as I can see) does
    > all I want. But I am still open for other suggestions.
    >
    > negg (Martin Schuster)
  4. I am just trying a program called MIDI-OX which seems to be able to do just
    about anything I can think of, but I needed to install MIDI Yoke as well.
    Latency seems to be a problem, at least on my laptop.


    "negg" <neggl@web.de> wrote in message
    news:daffbd86.0305290902.1e705688@posting.google.com...
    > Hi again,
    >
    > Maybe I wasn't precise enough: I am searching for a windows-based
    > software that plays a midi sequence when a certain midi message
    > arrives or a key is pressed.
    >
    > I found http://www.nosuch.com/keykit/ that (as far as I can see) does
    > all I want. But I am still open for other suggestions.
    >
    > negg (Martin Schuster)
  5. You could use Algorithmic Composer. You use connect virtual objects together
    using virtual patch cables. There is a sequencer object in that (you can even
    play more than one sequence at the same time if you wanted to do that)

    negg wrote:
    > Hi again,
    >
    > Maybe I wasn't precise enough: I am searching for a windows-based
    > software that plays a midi sequence when a certain midi message
    > arrives or a key is pressed.
    >
    > I found http://www.nosuch.com/keykit/ that (as far as I can see) does
    > all I want. But I am still open for other suggestions.
    >
    > negg (Martin Schuster)



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  6. negg

    negg Guest

    Hi Angelo,

    > You could use Algorithmic Composer. You use connect virtual objects together
    > using virtual patch cables. There is a sequencer object in that (you can even
    > play more than one sequence at the same time if you wanted to do that)


    Yes Algorithmic Composer looks very interesting, and I will leave it
    on my computer, just in case I need some real flexible midi patch
    tool. But for the current job it is a little too complicated for me,
    as I only need a simple sequence player.

    Thanks for the advice anyway!
    Martin.

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