MIDI note follower

franz's picture

Hi, using KnM Midi note follower plugin in my app, i occasionally run through this problem: " Initialization Failed" and lead to the comp no starting at all (black screen).

see attached console snapshot. (- sorry i just noticed my snap is kind of "obstructed" , but relevant info is still visible)

It is very difficult to reproduce this bug, as it happens really once in a while. Is there any workaround ? Is this a bug - or a problem maybe with my computer - ?

thanks for your patience.

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cwright's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

Interesting... from the source code, that doesn't seem possible. init can't fail unless it's out of memory, but it's allocated a pointer already from the log line, so that's not it. setup can't fail because it ends with "return YES;", so that can't fail...

I'll try to check this out, but nothing obvious is jumping out at me :/

franz's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

to me it seemed like the same issue that hit Spooky 0.1 - as discovered by Toby -

cwright's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

I just realized that we haven't had an update to midi tools since feb 2008 (over a year!) -- it's possible that our internal build fixed that a while ago, but it never made it into an update.

I've spent a bit today doing some cleanup/modernization of MIDI Tools, and released a beta. Please let me know if this fixes the problem (and if it introduces any others -- I don't have an MIDI gear handy, so I couldn't do any meaningful testing).

jd's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

Will try out beta this weekend. Cool thanks!!! Kineme rox!

Just curious, did you do anything along the lines of: hold note gate til the next frame?

Is for quick-release drum pads that send note-on/note-off so quick (between frames) that QC triggers based on midi-note changing/gating were sometimes (mostly) getting lost. just curious

thanx again!!!! jd

cwright's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

unfortunately, we haven't added any latching yet :(

franz's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

thank you very much Chris. I'll test that and report if anything goes wrong.

sybot's picture
Re: MIDI note follower

Hi, it's been a while since anyone looked into the MidiTools patch I guess.

I am experience something strange with the Global Midi Note Follower. It looks like the higher a followed channel # is, the more it gets prioritized and shadows out any previous channel #.

e.g. only channel 3 plays every beat -> gets detected. additional channel 5 plays every 4th beat -> channel 3 is not recognized every 4th beat.

Seems like all the "note on/note off" values overlap and only the latter channel comes through. I am experiencing this with the new electribe 2 and QC running in 32bit on Mavericks (MIDITools version from 2009)

Any ideas on how to solve this?