MIDI and CPC

Started by TFM, 22:57, 26 February 14

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TFM

Just checked out the MIDI Section of the CPCWiki. Well, it's pretty poor.


Anybody here using MIDI and CPC together? Would there be interest to recreate such an interface, and if yes, which one?



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ralferoo

[ot]Midi mit mir?[/ot]  ;D


arnoldemu

Quote from: ralferoo on 01:37, 27 February 14
[ot]Midi mit mir?[/ot]  ;D
time to take another topic off track ;)
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McKlain

What could you possibly want to control via midi with a CPC and wich software would you have to use? I don't think that currently avalaible midi programs on the cpc have any advanced features.


Using the CPC as a midi sequencer would be more like a curiosity than anything else.

Bryce

Maybe you'd want to use it the other way around: Using a midi keyboard to "play" the AY? :)

Bryce.

McKlain

You can do that with Arkos and the CPCBooster  ;D

TFM

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Quote from: ralferoo on 01:37, 27 February 14
[ot]Midi mit mir?[/ot]  ;D


No, wrong! That was 'Musizier mit mir', which finally got released as Soundtrakker (all that can be found in the deleted page).


Back to topic...


Quote from: McKlain on 15:46, 27 February 14What could you possibly want to control via midi with a CPC ...


Pretty much what other computers do with their MIDI interface. :)


If there would be MIDI interfaces available for the CPC then people would also make software for it supporting all desired features.

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McKlain

Again, as I said, using the CPC as a midi sequencer would be more like a curiosity than anything else. You need to get a midi interface, or someone needs to create a new one, make the software...

arnoldemu

Quote from: TFM on 18:59, 27 February 14

If there would be MIDI interfaces available for the CPC then people would also make software for it supporting all desired features.


In this case, I think not.
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TFM

Quote from: McKlain on 19:33, 27 February 14
Again, as I said, using the CPC as a midi sequencer would be more like a curiosity than anything else.

For which reason? It worked back the day, so it will still work.

Quote from: McKlain on 19:33, 27 February 14You need to get a midi interface, or someone needs to create a new one, make the software...


We could reproduce this one for example...

EMR MIDI Interface - CPCWiki


About the software...

Quote from: arnoldemu on 20:10, 27 February 14In this case, I think not.


I would do the new software needed, in corporation with CPC users.
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McKlain

I think that having something like LSDJ for the gameboy on the CPC would be more interesting than having just midi.

Munchausen

I don't see why you don't just use a serial interface... it'd be pretty easy to make a midi adapter for the cpc booster or mini-booster. You might need to change the software on there to use a non-standard baud rate though...

TFM


Hmmm.... may be well true. But let's stay with the CPC for the moment. Not eveybody has an gameboy.


But where do you see the advantages of LSD over MIDI?

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McKlain

Well, I'm more interested in controlling the AY like you can do with the gameboy sound chip on LSDJ (and you can do it live) than having a midi interface on the CPC to control some synth or drum machine.

TFM

IMHO both ways would be interesting.

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McKlain

Sure, but personally I have almost zero interest in controlling something with the CPC via midi, as I don't have any midi equipment (besides my controller keyboard) and my cpc is a 464 without a disk drive.

TFM

That's ok, different people have different interests.


However, there's not much people posting here, so maybe the interest is in general rather low.
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arnoldemu

Quote from: TFM on 05:03, 28 February 14
That's ok, different people have different interests.


However, there's not much people posting here, so maybe the interest is in general rather low.
I think you are correct.

I would not support midi in any of my games, because so few people have it and I prefer the other devices more.
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TFM

I wouldn't even think about MIDI and Games. But I think about CPC and making music.  :laugh:
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TotO

Got an Atari ST!  ;D
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TFM

Quote from: TotO on 20:55, 28 February 14
Got an Atari ST!  ;D


No thanks, I don't like the 68k much and I am a CPC user, so I will do it with the CPC. And I guess I'm not alone here - in a CPC forum.

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TotO

I wouldn't even think about programming. But I think about making music.  :laugh:
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fgbrain

Here's a Greek guy that makes music (at least he keeps a CPC in the studio)

Garsoniera Ltd. -- Evolution (pt1 improvisation + prt2 stop motion music) -

and he clearly loves his Amstrad:

Garsoniera Ltd. -- I Want My Amstrad (Saboteur 2) - YouTube


Back to topic:
I would be interested in buying and using such an interface.. I've uploaded most of the MIDI stuff on the wiki BTW
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MacDeath

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Midi is a nice way to be sure your equipements are synched in rythm.
It also offers some network solution : "Midinet" was a classical Atari ST feature.


the CPC+CTC-AY can have nice AY capabities, so adding a MIDI is natural evolution to add sequencers or samplers or whatever... and make your CPC a chiptune powerstation.


Should ask Ultrasyd or AY riderz what do they use.


Speccy+3 is a nice MIDI machine, but poor display.
Atari ST is perfect.
My 1040STe rulez.


anyway it is a musician's thing.

TFM

Quote from: TotO on 21:54, 28 February 14
I wouldn't even think about programming. But I think about making music.  :laugh:


Then get a guitar or a drum kit.  :P   ;)
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