I have for a while been looking for software to control hardware synths via MIDI, a tool that lets me create more complex sequences than a hardware sequencer will be able to.
I came across Sonic Pi and I’ve been playing around with it on and off for a while, and it’s a lot of fun, with the internal synths and samples. The MIDI functions are also very convenient.
However, when sending even very simple MIDI sequences, over time things seems to ‘clog up’. Beats are being skipped, notes become uneven in length and so on.
I own several synths and computers, and I’ve tested a lot of combinations - so it doesn’t look like the problem is related to specifics of the computer or the synth(s). Still, from what I’ve been reading and researching, people seems to me to be quite happy using MIDI this way, even live - what am I missing?