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PC software to visualize notes being played?

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PC software to visualize notes being played? #5805
For the first time in a long time, I would like to thoroughly analyze some style patterns.

What's a good, and fairly basic user-friendly PC / Windows software that will allow me to visualize notes in real time (i.e., as they are being played by the style engine), and output to PC via MIDI?

For the record, I used XG Works a long time ago, never really became proficient with it. And frankly, I doubt it will run on Windows 7 64-bit!

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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PC software to visualize notes being played? #5809
To be honest, have you ever tried to read a piano-roll type display in realtime?! For an entire style, that's a LOT of notes pouring out of the arranger in realtime!

I would suggest the easier solution is to create an SMF of a style, then import it to a DAW/Sequencer (Reaper, Cubase, anything with a piano roll notation edit page) and analyze it there. Trust me, there's not a lot you are going to glean from just looking at the notes as they are played!
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PC software to visualize notes being played? #5810
Diki I think you misunderstand what I'm trying to do...

I want to study how the style logic engine transposes different base patterns based on the played chord, and style parameters known and unknown.

My intention is to look at one style track at a time (not the drum tracks)

When I did this in the past, I basically did a quick record, and then used the built-in microscope editor to look at the notes. But it would be so much easier if I could just see what notes were coming out in real time.

In other words... let's say the base pattern is a C major triad G-C-E recorded to the Acc4 track of Variation 1 in C major.
Now I play a Cadd9 chord in the recognition zone. What notes does the arranger play?

This is the kind of analysis I would like to do, but in real time (either note names or depicted on the grand staff.)
Does that make sense?

I've never used a DAW. Which one would you say is the easiest to use for my purposes, even if it's not terribly feature-rich? Thanks!!
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PC software to visualize notes being played? #5811
Ok, so not exactly real-time, just straight afterwards...!

Just about any DAW will do. Reaper offers a full function non-time limited demo, and does a good piano roll notation. Alternatively, the base versions of Cubase, Live, etc. will be fine.

However, I tend to recommend recording the initial capture using the onboard Sequencer and then transferring to the computer afterwards because of greater timing accuracy (an entire style output is a boatload of data!). But for this particular need, probably not critical.
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