… and if you do, do you ever edit the MPE/expressive elements? how much?
Ive got both Cubase and Bitwig, which are both pretty good at recording and editing MPE.
But I find, I don’t bother recording MPE (*)… I just host VST/AUs , and then record audio
If it get it wrong, I just re-record - so I use the DAW like a multi-track tape recorder
I do, however, record normal midi from a keyboard, but Im unlikely to edit that either, the only midi I tend to edit is sequenced midi.
(*) annoyingly, I bought cubase, specifically to do this, but still don’t, despite the fact its great at it!
perhaps there are a couple of reasons:
- I like Ableton Live and use a Push2… and MPE is a pain in Ableton.
- I don’t really enjoy editing on a computer, so whilst I might move a bit of audio around, mess with automation - the idea of moving notes around, or editing an individual notes expression sounds tedious.
- I’m an amateur/hobbyist so, whilst I want to improve, I tend to focus on what I enjoy doing!
I admit, I do sometimes wish i did record MPE, so that I could change the sound design later… but seems not enough to actually make the switch!
So I’m intrigued… how do you record your (expressive) tracks?
How many of you record/edit MPE? if not why not?
If you record/edit MPE… how do you find it? what do you use? how much editing do you do?