Yeah I know of this "MIDI Event Table" editing techniques... they can be used to great efect on the QY700 as well, exept it makes sure these optimisations are performed automatically... it even has the ability to sort Notes falling on the exact same time from lowest note to the highest, which is good for percussion MIDI channels.Pex `Mahoney` Tufvesson wrote:My synchronization trick in 1994 using Cubase on a laptop mac (PowerBook 100 if I remember correctly - black&white screen, 6MB RAM, 68k based processor - loved it!) was to make sure that the "important" midi events always came "first" on the beat. All pitch-bends, chords, etc which didn't require as good timing as the rest of the stuff I put just a single step later. Also, edit your pitch bends and MIDI control messages to make sure that you don't overload the MIDI-queue with almost identical messages. And, don't quantize everything so that it occurs on exactly the same time - then you'll actually randomize the order of when the MIDI notes are sent, as they are competing to "rush to the exits" all at the same time, never knowing who comes first. And, if you have to "change program" or "sound" with a MIDI message, then please give your poor synth some extra time to fetch the new data - send that program change well before it's needed - a couple of steps ahead, please.
This made the editing environment (all instruments hooked up, playing at the same time) ok when it came to timing. And then, in the studio - (16 track analogue master tape) - record a proper timecode onto the tape and then make sure that EVERYTHING is muted that shouldn't go onto the tape. This way, the sequencer's MIDI queue will only have to transmit the control messages that plays right now - making timing as good as possible. Then, record one instrument at a time to the analogue tape. Voila! As good as it gets - 15 years ago.
Nowadays, nothing beats Romeo Knight's advice. Dump everything to a 24-bit wav file in your DAW and mute the original soft-synth or external synth. And go ahead and waste your life on nudging wav-files a sample to the left or right. Not very funny, but the results are definitely rock solid timing.
Good luck, Razmo!
But anyway, even these techniques will not remove jitter from USB MIDI interfaces. Even playing a single drumsound only, in rappid succession is clearly audible with "studderings", and I cannot accept it... it's completely gone using the QY700... it just sound so more "machine like" this way... which is what I like.
And about the recording of every track... this has been thought about, but for some reason, I can hear a difference in digital mixing and pure analog mixing... and I prefer the analog sound to the digital, so this is not an option either.