hello TD mens magna
anyone generating synced MIDI sequences inside TD?
i’ve been developing a geometrical sequencer made in TD, but it seems that the fluctuating nature of the TD clock is preventing me to achieve a steady rock solid sequencer.
the point of my sequencer is to generate rotating geometry and extract timing and pitch into Ableton Live.
right now the path follows like this;
1 - Ableton generates sync signal, TD gets it via Ableton CHOP
2 - TD generates geometry that rotates synced with Ableton
3 - TD generates MIDI that gets sent to Ableton to produce audio
the current problem is that the timing of the MIDI events that arrive on Ableton is not perfect at all, generating a cold random machine “feel” that is not pleasant to the ear.
Initially, the approach was to rotate geometry on SOP level, then extract it to CHOP, and do the logic to generate the timing events. I’ve changed into rotating the extracted SOP to CHOP geometry in CHOP level via Tranform CHOP, and accuracy improved a lot, but still not perfect, as in “music software perfect”.
right now i’m in a deadend, considering going to Max/MSP to make the sequencer, that is going to set me back a month or so, just to learn the proper jit.* stuff needed to do this.
any ideas from the clockwork masters?