1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

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neilnotts
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1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

Post by neilnotts » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:07 am

Short version;
  • New mixer/audio interface
  • Delay FX on mixer controlled by Tap Temp via midi note
  • Set up midi chunk to fire tap tempo command (no count in)
  • Applied 4 instances of midi chunk in line with bass drum of audio track
  • I get different tempos on the mixer FX each time i run the track (tempo can vary between 1 and 3 bpm of the target tempo)
Has anyone experienced this kind of behaviour before?
I have tried increasing and decreasing the number of taps and still get varied results.
I have tried firing the command from Ableton Live and the tempo is set correctly each time.

Could this be a timing issue within Show Buddy Setlist?

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Re: 1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

Post by kkinerk » Sat May 22, 2021 3:50 pm

Hello,

I use Midi Notes from Showbuddy to set Tempo in Resolume using the Tap Tempo feature of Resolume. In Showbuddy, I align a midi chunk to the click track intro to my songs. I typically send four midi notes for the Tap. The accuracy depends on how well I align to the Click track in Showbuddy, but it's close enough for what I need.

I know that DMXIS allows synching to a Midi Clock, but I doubt Showbuddy does. I haven't tried it.

To sum up, I haven't found anyway to get a consistent tempo from Midi chunks and Tap Tempo, but I don't have as tight of timing requirements.

Good luck!

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Re: 1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

Post by Dave Brown [admin] » Sat May 22, 2021 4:11 pm

Instead of placing multiple MIDI chunks on the timeline, try creating a single MIDI chunk containing 4 events, spaced apart using the Time column. For example, the example below fires 4 notes @ 120bpm...

Obviously, you need to create separate chunks for each tempo you need, but the accuracy should be better.
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Re: 1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

Post by neilnotts » Sat May 22, 2021 4:20 pm

Thanks kkinerk and Dave. Will give that a go and report back regarding the accuracy.

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Re: 1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

Post by kkinerk » Sat May 22, 2021 4:44 pm

Great idea Dave! I will try that.

Thanks!

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Re: 1.7.1 Midi Chunk for Tap Tempo

Post by neilnotts » Sat May 22, 2021 5:09 pm

For me to get 120bpm in 1/4 notes, I have to use;

0
0.4555
0.911
1.3665

The figures in your example Dave give me 110bpm

Very odd but it's something I can live with. Bit of trial and error and I should be good.

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