Writing Software I use: the
The center piece for composing is the sequencer. This is
like a second brain or the extension of it. And my preferred
application is Logic Audio now Logic Pro 7.
Logic Pro 7
Part 1: inputing
As you may know, a sequencer is an application that record
midi or audio data in a grid consisting of vertical tracks
versus horizontal time. Then every events can be manipulated to
any extend with great precision. Some editors windows like midi
data, piano roll, notation, mixer etc are commonly founded in
every sequencer application.
Inputting a performance in a musical way is of prime
importance. It is playing the computer as we do like playing a
musical instrument. I need to input all the parameters
imputable to musicality and in real time. This means
volume modulation, variation of attacks, timbre changes
for example. The unique flexibility that Logic Audio
procures with the midi filters in the environment are
Having an academic formation, I rely on notes and
traditional way of writing music. Although this modern
tool allow me to improvise a lot, I like very much the ability
to see the notes I am playing in real time appearing on
the screen. This is terrific. And at the same time I can see
the other parts and am able to harmonize in real time. The ear
and the eyes are feeding the brain and the inspiration can come
much easier. Logic Audio permits that.
Another strong point is the screen shot. Every midi
parameter can be edited afterward and the screenshot
arrangement can be adjusted to each tasks. Correcting the few
imprecision of a take can be done easily within custom
arrangement of the editors windows.
These are some of the strong points about Logic Audio
regarding recording and editing midi data.