You have a good point, and there is more than one right way to make
I tend to input everything live in 'real time' using various MIDI
controllers, so I guess I'm all the human error I need (sometimes
more than I need -- which means I haven't practiced the part enough
On 2/10/2021 1:56 AM, D F Tweedie via
Bob, I overwhelmingly defer
to your opinions, but I think you are being slightly harsh.
'Humanizing' and groove are not antithetical. They can be
complimentary. 'Humanizing' randomization doesn't have have
to be mindless.
A well done MIDI file can have a great groove with the
drums and other tracks properly in their respective pockets.
It can of course depend if those drums and instruments were
played in or programmed.
With programmed files the
note velocities and note lengths may be too exacting and
repetetive. So you keep the note starts almost untouched
with maybe a range of -3 to +10 ticks and a slightly larger
range of maybe -5 to + 15 ticks for note ending and
velocity. Your still will probably be more exacting than a
human player but you'll have a better feel over all.
I think all tools and
techniques have their place ... and any can be used
Bob "Notes" Norton • owner, Norton Music •
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