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Hi gang,Anybody remember Opcode's Vision as fondly as I do? The best part about it that hasn't been replicated in any other MIDI sequencing software that I'm aware of was the capability to record in "subsequences" (fully multitracked song segments as short as 1 measure long). Then, to construct a "song", you would string these subsequences together in whatever order made sense, reusing them as many times as you liked. Then Vision would play back the whole song arrangement. If you didn't like it, you could easily move the segments around until you had the perfect arrangement. You'd name the subsequences A, B, C, etc. Then to play a "song", you'd just type A B C C B B C F D E C C A (or whatever), and the song would play in that order. It was perfection. Nirvana. At least for the way I write music...not having the benefit of being a keyboard virtuoso, or knowing the perfect arrangement in advance.Does any new commercial sequencer have this capability? If so, I will buy it TODAY.I own DP4.5 and ProTools LE 7.3. Both have collected dust because I can't compose the way I want to.Seems like most of the innovation of the past decade has been in audio recording/editing/plugins/effects, etc. Nobody, not even Apple's Garage Band, makes MIDI recording as easy as Vision was.Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!Dave
2 years ago
I still have my Studio Vision hooked up on a old G3 and Proteus Modules. I'm still salvaging projects in Midi file format to dump into Logic 9. I'm with you. I really enjoyed Vision.I just took the leap and purchased Logic 9. The interface takes some learning, but you will get sort of the same push button effects by working with discrete regions in the tracks, sort a modular approach to writing, and switching them as needed. Not on-the-fly, but then I'm pretty new to Logic and perhaps there is a way to imitate the ABC method I haven't learned.Good luck.
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