Hi - I am going to record my son’s piano playing into Cubase 6.05 next weekend, audio and MIDI simultaneously from a Yamaha Motif. I’m doing the MIDI so that if there is something like an error ghost note, or a not too complicated “flub”, I can make an easy edit. After those edits, I think I’d just render to audio, and distribute CDs or post on soundcloud or something for family and friends.
Finally, as background, I know I don’t have horrible MIDI timing recording problems of the worst sort described in various threads on the forum. If I do have MIDI timing recording problems, they aren’t so bad that I have noticed them. The intended audience of these recordings won’t be any better than I am at detecting potential problems of that nature.
I think I have basically two questions I’d be grateful for any advice on:
Assuming the piano pieces are played pretty well, but could benefit from some minor MIDI editing as described above - would people recommend setting the Audio Priority to “Low” in the Preference dialogue? Does that setting then put “MIDI Priority” to high? (I’m not at my DAW currently, so I can’t describe its exact location in Preferences).
Do all the forum threads about problems with MIDI recording timing describe only problems getting MIDI recorded properly? In other words … once the MIDI is recorded, can I assume “what I see/hear is what I get” with regard to accurate rendering to Audio? If not, what might be recommended at that stage?
Are there any other tweaks that might be recommended to muscle up the best possible MIDI timing? Just to emphasize, I’ve already gone through all the “Use System Timestamp”, emulated ports, etc. - just looking for any final changes I might be able to make.
[Edit: I should mention - I might just get one take per song … he’s not exactly enamored with this project … parental mandate this! So, in essence, it’s like recording a “live” show.]
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!