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Aug
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comment 61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel
Good question. Give me a moment and I will see it that 21 pounder is shipping weight.
Aug
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revised 61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel
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revised 61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel
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answered 61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel
Aug
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comment 61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel
Sounds like a semi-weighted MIDI controller keyboard as you plan to have it control patches already in your computer.
Aug
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comment 61+ key, Midi Controller, light weight, good piano feel
What kind of electrical power will you have? Hauling a lot of batteries? solar panel? tire friction generator? portable wind turbine? Are you aiming for a 12 volt DC operation?
Jul
23
comment What makes a song sound “folk-y”?
+1 for Wheat: You're 'spot on' for historical and geographic references. I don't agree w/ your three broad categories of music. Classical (Western) music has a very big commercial aspect as per marketing to keep orchestras and concert series alive which is all good. This is true for many 'folk' and 'bluegrass' players in the USA, e.g. the Smothers Brothers, the Kingston Trio--all have a history of commercial success. Then there's that 'folk' tune that Stravinsky adapted for "Le Sacre du printemps" another commercial success (much later), although the premiere turned into a riot.
Jul
23
comment What are the reasons for using strumming and picking patterns?
+1 for Tim. I think there is a lot to be said about using fingers vs. a pick as per tone. Touch is more intimate and allows for a more vivid tone palette. Why use a pick when you can actually massage, pinch, or pull the strings as needed. I am not the only one who shares this opinion many of the best blues musicians I know have taught me this e.g. Kenny "Blue" Ray's CD "Pull the Strings".
Jul
18
comment Learning to create melodies
@Joel Derfner, Strictly speaking you are probably correct, but you will find many times in music that there can be a lot of 'grey' area. Remember music is an art, not a science although there are scientific principles at work. Consider too other terms that may or may not apply: stochastic processes, accidental, unplanned, fortuitous, desultory, chaotic, serendipitous... all of these may border to some degree on to the random landscape. To what end, may be just splitting hairs, but as humans tend to favor structure this may help define the boundaries more clearly.
Jul
14
comment How to make swell effect on electric guitar?
Thank you +1 for that info.
Jul
14
comment How to make swell effect on electric guitar?
Can one get the envelope filter to automatically trigger on the pick attack or does the guitarist need to follow the beat (period) of the filter?
Jul
14
comment How to make swell effect on electric guitar?
+1, Nice bit of history on Leo & the Strat. Thank you. Also I would like to note that the guitar volume swell version assumes that your pots are clean and move without any noise. When clean and applied to a repeating delay line (2 to 5 seconds), this can be a beautiful way to layer diads, triads, and other chords.
Jul
14
revised Does string length affect intonation?
grammer and a bit of detail
Jul
14
comment Managing page turns with a PDF file
+1 For a asking something so practical, as we are adapting to the emergence of various tablet devices replacing printed music. Also, acknowledging that many early adapters have been using such technology for some time now, but it appears to be growing into the mainstream.
Jul
14
revised Does string length affect intonation?
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Jul
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comment Does string length affect intonation?
+1 to you from me. Thank you for spotting that, perhaps I should have been more explicit about these critical points: nut to bridge.
Jul
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answered Does string length affect intonation?
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comment Difference between recording with a microphone in front of the amp vs. using an amp simulator?
@leftaroundabout, I know that sounds a bit snarky, sorry about that but this is also way out of context. I can't really put the whole story in this confined area. So thank you for your comments and all the best.