Where can I learn MIDI drawing?

Michael-Hopcroft wrote on 1/31/2019, 5:44 PM

I'm still exploring my musical frontiers (which are admittedly not that exciting, because my sheet music reading skills leave something to be desired), but I want to start working with MIDI seriously so I can get better backing tracks than what I've generated so far.

What I'm wondering is how to learn how to "draw" MIDI notes. I'm not getting a look in ACID that enables me to be as precise as I need to be, and the terminology is not familiar. I know what a "beat" is, but what's a "tick" -- and how do those work when building a bar, much less an entire piece?


johnebaker wrote on 2/1/2019, 4:50 AM



If there are no tutorials on this topic in the Tutorial section the Google and Youtube are your best friends.

A quick search found


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emmrecs wrote on 2/1/2019, 9:04 AM


Just a quick note to answer one of your questions: "ticks" are the timing sub-divisions of each beat. Depending upon the degree of timing accuracy of the DAW you are using, each "beat" can have as many as 900 or more "ticks". IOW, the more ticks the MIDI engine can handle, the more precise will be the timing of the MIDI event, "Note On", "Note Off", "Pitch", "Duration", "Velocity", etc., etc., etc.



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s011d wrote on 3/26/2019, 3:44 PM


I learned MIDI drawing myself and by practising, indeed. You can help yourself with Google and YouTube. They can come in handy.