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Computer Programmer Piano Player


Jan
4
comment What does a duplicated note in a chord mean?
ok thanks - I'm learning ClaireDeLune and there are a couple of these "double duration same note"s in there, too.
Jan
3
comment What does a duplicated note in a chord mean?
ok, so this means that the double note is there to appease the composer, then? As far as actually playing this, there's only one dang key involved and it can't be played twice at the same time :) So you hit F#4, hold it for a half note (or pedal it) and use whatever velocity you think will make the arpeggio and held note "work", eh?
Jan
3
comment What does a duplicated note in a chord mean?
when you say two voices do you mean 2 different types of instruments or something? So if I'm playing this as a solo piano only piece, I'd just play the half note?
Dec
31
comment How Can I Replicate The Sound Of An Instrument?
software synthesis is a big topic. I'd recommend looking at sourceforge.net/apps/trac/fluidsynth The math is weird for software synthesis. And usually you write a softsynth in c++. Good luck to ya.
Dec
22
comment Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
Thanks so much! It's finally submitted now. I'd never know about it without your report. VirusTotal.com says it's fine per Norton, but Norton says it's not, eh? Sheesh. Start antivirus company. Get paid. Harness every developer in the world to do your job for you for free. Profit.
Dec
22
comment Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
thanks for that, I used VirusTotal.com on the website, the install exe and all the exes in it and can't find the one with the problem :( Does the virus checker tell you which file it doesn't like? Or is it maybe the site? I get so frustrated trying to track down these bugs in antivirus software.
Dec
21
comment Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
argh. can ya tell me which antivirus please? Gotta submit the ooooole false positive thingy.
Nov
7
comment Is there any algorithmic way to split a piano MIDI into left and right hand parts?
yeah, if humans can't even figure it out, well, ya just can't expect a computer to be able to.
Nov
6
comment What device to buy nowadays, for adding drum sounds to songs?
That looks pretty cool! Even if you end up going the softsynth route later, you've got some great pads and knobs. I've got those on my Edirol PCR-800. Good for sound tweakin n such (Top keyboard in this rig - pianocheetah.com/piano/rig.html ) (updating url in this comment)
Oct
21
comment Color coded spectrum analyzer
well, i tried :/
Oct
21
comment Color coded spectrum analyzer
well, i agree, but there's really nothing IN my answer other than the name of the app. If the link changes, the app name probably changed with it..
Sep
26
comment How many (major and minor) keys are there? Why?
you MAY need to specify whether you want -keys- or -key signatures-. A -Key- could ignore the scale: there are obviously only 12 of them, possibly enharmonically named. A -key signature- includes the spec of the scale. There are a HUGE number of those (all possible combinations of a set of 12).
Sep
25
comment How many (major and minor) keys are there? Why?
sorry bout the ! stuff - that's what the c++ in my app needs :) (and, by the way, trying to FIND these standard-ish rules was like pulling teeth)
Sep
17
comment Advice on writing a midi file from almost complete sheet music
how are you planning on converting the sheet music to midi? scanner, clicking it in? please specify.
Aug
9
comment What is the name of the interval Db - D#?
ok, thank you - i think i follow it now :)
Aug
8
comment What is the name of the interval Db - D#?
1. why is a diminished 3rd equal to an "absolute interval" of 2 halfsteps? Isn't a "regular 3rd" a major 3rd? And diminishing it makes it equivalent to a minor 3rd doesn't it?? 2. On an equal tempered piano, I can see Eb and and D# from different key signatures sounding "different" due to the key signature's tonic. But they ARE the exact same sound, aren't they?
Aug
7
comment Is solfege systems octave-agnostic?
thanks for the reference. I'd never heard of "scientific pitch notation" before ?? Good luck with your project :)
Aug
7
comment Is solfege systems octave-agnostic?
I stand corrected on the "any scale" thing. So I guess a minor scale must have a different name (than do,re,mi,etc) for the non major scale tones, eh? I'd hesitate to call C4 a "scientific notation". It's a standard notation, but when you think about it... An octave groups up the 12 notes within it. A note doesn't group up the octaves. That's why I use 4c. Find octave 4, now find note c - you're there. The standard way is sort of find note c (ok, but that's in 8 places - WHICH ONE?), oh by the way it's octave 4 I want. Just explaining my reasoning :)
Aug
7
comment Why does the Dorian mode on C have two flats?
Didn't I say what Ulf said?
Aug
7
comment Is solfege systems octave-agnostic?
What -is- a "music theory programming library"? We won't understand the background of your question until you explain.