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Why MIDI is Better Than Audio Loops

Why MIDI is Better Than Audio Loops…

Here are a few good reasons.  And if you see any I’ve missed, let me know in the comments below.

MIDI
AUDIO LOOPS
User Editable
Yes
No
Pitch Transpose
Unlimited
Very Limited Range
Tempo Variation
Unlimited
Very Limited Range
Edit a single note in the pattern
Yes
No
Ability to change instrumentation
Yes
No
File Size
Tiny
Large
Device Compatibility
Wide Range
No
Software Compatibility
Wide Range
Somewhat Limited

To be fair though, there are some advantages to using sound loops though.  The primary benefit is that they are essentially ready ‘out of the box’. If you have software that can accept them, you simply plug them in and away you go. You don’t have to set up a sound source first.

But having said that, I will always love MIDI above all other forms of recording because of its HUGE flexibility.

MIDI ROCKS!

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  1. I don’t know if this is an acceptable cosoprmime for you but I found a way to make things work. I assign keys not buttons for play/pause etc and it works like that.I have no idea how the Axiom works, but Oxygen seems to send a permanent value of 127 when the buttons are not touched, and sends a value of 0 when you push them. So, what happens is that after letting the button go,it will send the opposite signal to VDJ.Keys seem to represent different values of the same midi param.

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