Well, in that clip you discerned less than 6ms differences when they were sequenced, for what that is worth.Nogyoff wrote: ↑Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:06 amEven assuming that people are going to hear the difference in the transient between notes being played 6 ms apart vs 2 ms, you're making a big assumption about the accuracy of a midi cable or usb midi to accurately capture these extremely fine differences in a live performance.
As for MIDI timing stability - indeed, we'd need to test specific MIDI connections to be sure. In my experience many of them have millisecond-level accuracy if there's no interference. But that's only anecdotal evidence, of course.
There we arrive at significance of personal perception, interpretation and semantics. Each of us will have more or less different musical experience of those sets of notes, and perhaps associate a different word with their character.shroomhead_one wrote: ↑Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:59 ameach of them still sounds like 1 transient. 1 and 2 sound like the same transient, and 4 and 4 sound like they have the same (or a musically interchangeable) transient.
Between these "classes" there's a clear difference in how the transient sounds, but I still mostly would call what I'm hearing one transient. I do know there's more because there's multiple notes, but I'm pretty sure that is my music theory brain kicking in after the fact.
But the fact remains that so far, most here have experienced a difference between two or more note sets in that clip.
Again, this is one of those cases where we cannot quite judge others by our personal aesthetic yardstick, especially as long as measureable and audible differences remain.
By the way, did you try the clap synthesis idea ( viewtopic.php?f=100&t=247732&p=1582959#p1582797 )?
That should be a good way to test one's perception of short transients, even if it is not directly related to PPQ settings.