Wave to trigger midi via internal DAW software.

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by realdynamix, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Hey Nate! A friend has a DAW and uses emagics, he has midi capability and sounds. His problem, he has a bass drum waves track that he can't use, some distortion (clipping I expect), renders it useless to mix. He wants to trigger a midi bass drum track, useing the BD wave track as the trigger. What pluggin, or set-up within his DAW would he use to accomplish this. Any ideas?
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Hi Rick

    Logic Audio can do this using the "Audio to Score" feature in the "Wave Editor" window. It can be a bit dodgy but it certainly works. The best way to work is to start with small regions, for example, 4 to 8 bars. Apply it to a single region and see how it works. Once you go through a few regions and have tweaked out your settings, then you can probably apply it with autonomy to the rest of the wave.

    Sometimes, its good to duplicate the wave, apply a sharp bandlimited filter and noise gate then bounce that to a new track. The idea being, you've filtered out anything that bleeds and the algorithm has a more "pure" trigger to work with.

    Its also good to run a transform that fixes the pitch of all the notes. Sometimes, it interprets transients as high pitched fundamentals so you'll get superfluous data. Then you can quantize, delete duplicates and un-qunatize to clean it up.

    Seems like a lot but it works ok.

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