Wave to trigger midi via internal DAW software.

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

  1. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    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?
    --Rick
     
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    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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