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?

Comments

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

@Michael-Hopcroft

Hi

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

A quick search found

HTH

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

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

@Michael-Hopcroft

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.

HTH

Jeff

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

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

Hello!

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