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    What is a sequencer and how do you

    input music with it? I'm new to this and have used Sibelius only in notation.

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    Re: What is a sequencer and how do you

    Hi.
    Saw your question and did a quick Google search and found the following link which offers a brief one page answer: http://www.borg.com/~jglatt/tutr/whatsseq.htm

    Hope it helps.

    Paul


    Quote Originally Posted by bnlsrv
    input music with it? I'm new to this and have used Sibelius only in notation.
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    Re: What is a sequencer and how do you

    For a central source of quite detailed information about digital audio hardware and software, including sequencers, see:

    http://studio-central.com/phpbb/index.php

    Like the GPO forum, you can ask questions. The folks tend to be very knowledgeable and helpful, like here at GPO.

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    Re: What is a sequencer and how do you

    My stock answer for this is along the lines of:

    A sequencer is a modern digital version of the roll in a player piano. It doesn't record the sound of the piano, it actually records data about what's happening when the keyboard is played and stores it. Then in playback the reverse happens- the roll retriggers your performance on the keyboard. Replace paper with computer memory and the mechanical action with MIDI and you have the basic operation of a sequencer. Of course, new sequencing packages offer much more- advanced MIDI control, audio recording, the ability to run embedded synths and sampling modules (like GPO!!), the ability to mix your music and much more. But the basic operation of a sequencer is to record MIDI and then use it to play back your performance on a keyboard or other synth module.

    Google "MIDI" and you will find many good resources.

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