Quantum mini-tutorials

edited November 2017 in App Tips and Tricks Vote Up3

A tiny slideshow on some aspects of Quantum midi sequencer.

Midi recording

Audiobus3 is hosting Aum sending its keyboard via MidiflowAdapter through Quantum to Animoog and bs-16i.

Open Audiobus, go to midi page, for output select Aum Port 1. For input, select Quantum, in the next row select Quantum for output, and MidiFlowAdapter for input.

In ab3 audio page, add Aum as output (in the row with Aum as input). Add an IAA app like Animoog next to Aum input (+).

Tap the Aum icon to open and the IAA audio channel is there already. Add an AU app like bs-16i.

Tap the Quantum icon to open, add a new rack, tap 'Midi input' and then the white circle and tap 'Set Note manual advance' and 'Record single notes &/or CC'.
Go to devices, tap 'Input' and on 'Audiobus Midi Input' device tap 'Active', set 'Ignore Transpose' to Off, and 'Midi Thru' to on. Go to setup, and set AB link to 'phase'.

Change back to Aum, where in the Menu, 'Midi Route', you connect the upper row outputs to the side row inputs: IAA port 1 to Animoog (virtual) and [email protected] 2, and keyboard to MF Adapter In 1.

Tap the Aum keyboard icon and play some notes. Have a look at the faders in Quantum, they should be recorded! Hit 'Play', done :)
You can select rec, play from the ab sidebar too - oh, and you can record chords in Quantum ...

If you like, you can load StepPolyarp as midi effect in ab3 (in the row with MFAdapter and Quantum) ...

Save the audiobus preset, and when finished, clear your session. MidiflowAdapter or IAA's could stay in zombie mode, so reboot before the next session, or load and swipe up to delete.

Thanks for your interest,


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  • edited November 2017 Vote Up2

    Another topic would be CC Automation and FX:

    As before, the setup is: Aum is the mixer, where an IAA and an AU (Moog Model15) are hosted, the midi goes from Aum's keyboard to MidiflowAdaper and through Quantum back to the AU in Aum and to the IAA in Audiobus via the IAA Port.

    In Quantum, in the setup AB link, global CC and FX are enabled.
    A tap on the left side brings up the Global Define Controller Types, where the various cc's can be activated, and then, in the fader section, selected and drawn.

    For the AU cc automation, a midi source needs to be ticked (IAA port), and the parameters defined/learned.
    For the IAA, it can be midi-learnt (keep in mind to only have one cc active).

    As for the FX, they are brought up like the controller types by tapping (fx), and in the Global Midi FX window drag and drop 'em into a slot (interchangable), and activate.

    In this example, there's 'echo' and 'velocity channel switching' - that's why the IAA and AU have defined specific channels (1 and 2) in their respective settings. On the sequencer rack the midi channel can be changed.

    These manipulations in Quantum are happening automagically via midi-thru, but can be recorded and played back, of course.

    Exchange the keyboard in Aum with your controller.

    &/or, for full joy, with Rozeta.

  • Thanks for sharing.

  • like the 'automagically' :)

  • [MidiSequencer] and a Beatstep:

  • edited December 2017 Vote Up1

    Audiobus preset 'Barbed Twigs': http://preset.audiob.us/XWApks3B6wcNkjC

    (remember to toggle 'midi in' and set the input to midi thru in 'devices', just in case, tap on midiflowadapter to wake up)

    In this variation of all of the above a bcr2000 controller unit is mapped to Quantum, and Rozeta Particles driving a Rozeta Arpeggiator and Aum keyboard going into Quantum in record mode, running through midi fx rotator. The resulting sequence is playing in Animoog and Phasemaker. Hosted in audiobus3 for statesaving et al.

    The bcr2000 mapping covers the 16 faders, mute on/off buttons of the steps, tempo, transpose, activate & play (parts A,B,C,D), stop, cycle, and cc's ...

    Listen to Barbed Twigs byCrz on hearthis.at


  • Nice to see something about midiSequencer! Its still popular (probably because Quantum is a a lot deeper).

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