Totally agree. And to your own point - freedom and control help both of these types of composers.Madma wrote: ↑Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:59 pm
There are two electronic music composers:
The ones that want to take advantage of the computer's precision to make things that can't be physically done by a human
And the ones that go crazy in humanising midi notes to give a more realistic feel to the artificiality of DAW generated music.
The furthest implications of PPQ extend all the way from performance capture to rendering out your master.
I'm sure mitigating the tradeoff between CPU and PPQ through programming is a substantial feat; in a lot of ways, we actually get the best of both worlds by being able to choose our own setting (albeit in a destructive way we cannot easily go back from). Of course the downside is that sometimes that choice is later complicated by the restraints of our own CPU's power.
My question would be:
MIDI and automation aside: How do other programs achieve their full sample to sample resolution audio playlist editing capabilities without bogging down the CPU? Do they separate the resolutions of automation and MIDI information from audio waveform playback?
Currently, the need for that kind of waveform resolution feels addressed by the existence of "edison" - but its integration can be clumsy to navigate, especially when trying to align vocals, percussion and bass, respectively.
In the broader sense, I feel "production" and "mixing" are slowly becoming hard to distinguish from each other. Because of this feeling (which I'm not sure is factual), it feels like having more CPU-friendly PPQ settings in relation to audio waveform editing lends itself to this trend. It actually feels like a deeper conversation about where FL aims to position itself in the market. Do the vast majority of users end up mixing and mastering solely in FL studio? Despite its fairly full functionality, it feels like FL is more interested in production styles which benefit from quickly generated ideas, arranging, drum production and modular thinking. Does greater PPQ have any relation to these strengths? Of course. Do I feel like the majority of music producers who work on FL would benefit from this? After reading through this thread, I'm not sure.
I know I would, though.