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by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5220

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

:lol: No worries. If you can get to the point where you can load your (eventual) DAW of choice, and it loads by default with a couple of tracks pre-instantiated with your instruments of choice, so you can just play and record, you'll be good to go and probably surprised it wasn't as complicated as y...
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5220

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

But, as far as I can see, it requires a DAW, which is considerably more complex than I would want to invest the substantial time to learn. Just the screen shots on the adverts look wildly intimidating! No, MIDI does not require a DAW - *you* require a DAW. :) Your initial post that was clear you wa...
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5220

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

MIDI is not hard, and there's not much you need to understand to use it, really. Basically, you plug in your USB cable from the keyboard to the computer. Now, when you play notes on the keyboard, a little message goes to the computer saying "I've hit C3 fairly hard!", "I've now let go of C3!" etc. Y...
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mark Isham the hitcher score end credits
Replies: 8
Views: 4349

Re: Mark Isham the hitcher score end credits

Isham fan here too.

In fact he used to be around quite a bit on the early Logic users mailing list back in the 90s, which is actually how I first became aware of him, I think...
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5220

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

Ok well that increases the complexity as that’s a whole extra bunch of functionality to learn of more software to use.
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5220

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

It's not hard, but as it's new to you, and involves a few components, it will take some learning, as anything new always does. Not knowing stuff is nothing to do with being old, or being stupid - not knowing stuff just means you don't know stuff. Which is easily fixed with a bit of effort, time, res...
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: sound
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Re: sound

Not really, it doesn't have any samples that are in the ballpark, and doesn't have distortion effects.
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: sound
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Re: sound

trying to figure out if its a guitar sound or a electric piano synth sound or a keytar It's a synth sound or sample, but it has some characteristics of a distorted guitar timbre (slightly distorted, lots of harmonics). Nothing to do with a piano, or with any particular type of controlling keyboard.
by desmond
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: sound
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Re: sound

It's a synth sound or sample more likely.

Why?
by desmond
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Question about patching a 19" rack stereo multi-effects unit into a patchbay.
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

Re: Question about patching a 19" rack stereo multi-effects unit into a patchbay.

Patchbay re-orgs are always a bit of a headache until you figure out your needs and how best to achieve them.

It's good when it's done, though! :thumbleft:
by desmond
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Question about patching a 19" rack stereo multi-effects unit into a patchbay.
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

Re: Question about patching a 19" rack stereo multi-effects unit into a patchbay.

Patchbays aren't really designed as flexible signal routers - that's what mixers do! While you can put effects inline with instruments, different effects units handle mono/stereo inputs differently - some always sum stereo inputs to mono anyway for effects. I'm surprised you can't tell whether you a...
by desmond
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: First tune for 5 years
Replies: 32
Views: 10153

Re: First tune for 5 years

And this brings me to my finale point abojt why higj res FLAC is superiour to mp3's and low res and such. Well of *course* it is - FLAC is lossless compression, mp3 is lossy compression. Micro processors arent perfect. There is no such thing as lossless. They make mistakes. Sure there is. That's wh...
by desmond
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: First tune for 5 years
Replies: 32
Views: 10153

Re: First tune for 5 years

I sample a 768 khz audio.... It will sound identical at 384khz. Sound great my brain doesn't know that things can be better until you listen to the 768khz. And there is a slight difference. The next day listen to the 384khz again and you can not tell. It sounds "better" to you because you know whic...
by desmond
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: First tune for 5 years
Replies: 32
Views: 10153

Re: First tune for 5 years

okay so you mix down a track. record every part at 384khz into a 384khz file. Now there is going to be more room in a 384khz file for all those tracks and every little bit of detail that comes with them that adds charachter and sonic warmth to music. Oh dear. No, this is not how it works at all, I'...
by desmond
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: First tune for 5 years
Replies: 32
Views: 10153

Re: First tune for 5 years

When you mean "more information", you presumably mean higher, sub-audible high frequencies? But if you say it's not about this, but something else, than what, specifically do you mean? Because Nyquist already proves that for audio up to half the sample rate, those frequencies are reproduced *perfect...