even on small projects I tried, this is what I found too…
(and why i raised the other topic of ‘do you bother recording MPE tracks’)
I think its just the quantity of data that we emit with mpe controllers, it becomes quickly unmanageable to find tune everything. sure, cubase has some nice tools for processing individual (mpe) notes.
but, what I think we really lack is higher levels tools. (perhaps in later version of cubase?)
for example: we already can do quantisation on a whole track, with limits on how much it will move notes around.
what about tools for MPE that :
- smooth the MPE data out
- offsets, or scales
- removes awkward ‘spikes’
- visualisation - highlight expressive data that looks suspicious, like jumps and spikes.
like many fields in computing, the more data you create - the more important it becomes to pre-process, and visualise it better - its the process of turning data into information.
so my feeling is… at the moment, we are in the early days, we are still in ‘data processing’ times, and we need to move up a level or two, and the be processing at that level.
(a bit like in audio, you can remove individual clicks n’ pops, but its laborious, but something like izotope rx changes the whole process entirely)
perhaps with midi 2.0, per note messaging and hi-res will all become more mainstream, and so daws and alike will start to pay more attention to this area?