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  • Pypazeo
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    HALion vs. Keyboard Synth. Sounds
    Listening to the Cubase 5 Tutorials and Matthews great presentation, it appears one has better control on the HALion Instrument tracks vs. audio tracks as it applies to timing control in adjusting tempo and editing of tracks via the MIDI editor. In other words, if I should fail to get the tempo and timing correct the audio, although it can be corrected via the Wave Editor, appears to be easier to correct with the MIDI Editor . Am I correct?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: HALion vs. Keyboard Synth. Sou...
    Hi Cubase 5, Yes, I would agree with you as this is not specific to Cubase... editing timing and performance feel for MIDI note data is still easier, quicker (and sounds better) than doing the same for audio. However, this is beginning to change... as you can see with the built in audio warping features in Cubase, Live, Pro Tools, Logic and of course the popular Melodyne... which are all vying to make editing audio waveforms as seamless and easy as editing MIDI data. But for now if I had to choose I'd still tend towards editing MIDI data in any DAW. :) Rounik
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  • Pypazeo
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    Rounik, thanks. To summarize the above message, it would be safe to say once MIDI data is developed, in a project, the track or file should be upgraded to a "Wave File". Do you concur?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: HALion vs. Keyboard Synth. Sou...
    Hey, Not necessarily... if you decide you may want to revisit the track and may make changes to the pitch or note data or instrument settings then keep it in MIDI... but sometimes when it comes to Mixing, many producers bounce/render all tracks to audio and then mix effects etc ... definitely by the Mastering stage (where you'll be working with a single audio file) it'll only be audio :) Experiment and find what works best for you. Rounik
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  • Pypazeo
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    As a help and suggestion to anyone else viewing this thread: With MIDI You can define the grid pattern as well as the way the different notes are corrected towards that grid and also how much they are corrected. Of course this is EASIER and works better with simple MIDI data than with rather complex AUDIO tracks.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: HALion vs. Keyboard Synth. Sou...
    Good point :)
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