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To me it sounds like a bass guitar with distortion or a fuzz effect. Also since it's a rock band with a bassist it might not be a synth part. Edit: Looking at live videos, it seems he does use a synth [at least in the live version], but I still think you can replicate this with a bass guitar + distortion/fuzz Most of the fuzz pedals I have used with bass ...


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I can't comment on why the committee decided on those particular sounds as I wasn't there, but I will say that gunshot sound effects are very common in musicals, and until recently it was common for any kind of timing sensitive sound effect to be in a synthesizer book. Now we have laptops and software like QLab so it's more practical for it to be fired from ...


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The General MIDI sound set was influenced by what was implemented by existing sound modules. Since musicians were expected to program their synthesizers anyway, the application where standardization of a sound set would make the most sense was games. At that time, the most widely used device was the Roland MT-32 or its compatible modules. The original MT-32 ...


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The MIDI Manufacturer's Association released the General MIDI Specification for hardware sample players and sample-based keyboard synthesizers in 1991. Read about it at the Wikipedia article, which includes reference links to the actual published specifications. I do not think there is a definitive answer to your question. I believe the industry committee ...


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Scotland the Brave is relatively simple, but if you find it tricky to play both hands, starting with simpler music is a good idea. Generally you would start with single hand practice, left and right, learning simple scales individually, then together, and working up to more complex figures. Once you have note placement, chords can come later. This is best ...


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I have an EWI as well, but don't get to use it very often. I'm about in the same situation as you. Here's another EWI-related question that you might find interesting: What is needed for an electric woodwind?. Some of my answer here may overlap with things I said there. I briefly tried the flute fingering a while back, but I generally keep it on the ...


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Pure speculation on my part but from what I know about the 555 chip a "gunshot" is a pretty easy sound to make with a basic electronics setup. After a siren it's one of the first sounds people make when they're learning how to create sound effects using electronics. For instance: http://www.555-timer-circuits.com/machine-gun.html



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