Mess up your MIDI

Computer Music - - Make Music Now / Quick Tips For Mixdown Mojo -

Back in the day, loose MIDI clock and sync be­tween stu­dio hard­ware re­sulted in sub­tle timing im­per­fec­tions. A great way of adding vibe to a per­fectly quan­tised MIDI se­quence, there­fore, is to pur­posely mess up your MIDI sync by au­tomat­ing a MIDI insert ef­fect such as Cubase Pro’s Quan­tizer. By au­tomat­ing the de­lay amount ev­ery so of­ten, you’ll achieve a ‘looser’ feel. Go for a 2-3ms shift for a sub­tle ef­fect, or 15-20ms to be more ob­vi­ous.

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