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comment Why are the natural notes on the staff special?
Many people have proposed alternatives musicnotation.org/systems/gallery
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comment Why are the natural notes on the staff special?
Related: music.stackexchange.com/questions/15948/…
Nov
19
comment Do different synthesizers produce the exact same sawtooth (and square, etc) waveform?
My interpretation is that "perfect" means "exceedingly close to the formal mathematical specification" of a sawtooth wave.
Nov
19
comment Basic effects for bass
@Charles thanks, I didn't include that in the first version because (imho) that starts getting into taste/genre considerations.
Nov
16
comment What are some resources/techniques that will help me understand how to create synth sounds?
There is a series of articles called "Synth Secrets" from Sound on Sound magazine. The actual patches may not serve your needs, but going through them might be helpful.
Nov
14
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
Many answers focus on the role of distortion in this question. However the (generally) higher sustain of electric guitars (even w/o distortion) is an import factor -- a big open acoustic guitar chord fades relatively quickly, and is less likely to be overwhelming than the same chord on a (clean) electric guitar.
Nov
13
comment Note Flag instead of Beam
You could try translating numbered notation -> lilypond syntax; and then you get pretty staff rendering without extra work. (note there is also ABC format which has renderers too, but is somewhat limited compared to lilypond). I don't see how you're getting staff notation out without assigning the numbers to lettered notes somewhere inside your code already.
Nov
10
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
Let us continue this discussion in chat‌​.
Nov
10
comment Where can i get a book or even ebook to learn tremolo harmonica?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is simply a request for resoures. Answers to these types are often subjective, and even when not, get outdated quickly.
Nov
10
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
The answer you have accepted has been significantly edited; hopefully it corrects the mistakes (it definately now describes the distinction) @JCPedroza
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
@JCPedroza a "note" is pitched, and therefore has a bunch of harmonics in it. My answer is misleading in that everthing in it is in the context of tones (where harmonics are overtones are essentially the same) -- yours and Calebs are better in that they cover the more general case of arbitrary sounds.
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
Yes -- you can compare a synthesized sine wave at a given frequency to an instrument's that has that as it's fundamental frequency. For sustained notes, the difference in timbre is in terms of how much of the different overtones are present (the sine signal does not have any overtones).
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
Let us continue this discussion in chat‌​.
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
You can contrast the 7th fret "played harmonic" frequencies of [3,6,9,12...] with the fretted 7th fret note's harmonics (approximate) [3/2, 3, 9/2, 6...] this is main cause of the difference in timbre.
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
If the open string has a fundamental frequency of 1 then: the 12th fret "played harmonic" has "analytic harmonics" of 2,4,6,8... the 7th fret "played harmonic" has "analytic harmonics" of 3,6,9,12..., the 5th fret has 4,8.12,16, and the 4th fret has 5,10,15...
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between overtones and harmonics?
I tend to think of harmonic (acoustic analysis) and harmonic (stringed instrument technique) as being homonyms. Note that "playing a harmonic" does not produce a sound that is just a single sinusoidal component.
Nov
2
comment What are “Es”, “As”, etc. chords?
c.f. this list of key names in different languages library.yale.edu/cataloging/music/keylang.htm
Oct
31
comment What factors should be considered to determine the correct gain level when recording instruments?
By amplitude, I mean the level of the signal (which can be affected by gain(s), and is closely related to volume).
Oct
31
comment What factors should be considered to determine the correct gain level when recording instruments?
I believe that you are sending audio (not MIDI) signals out from your drumset into the (audio) input of the interface. I've never heard of a gain adjustment on midi input/output.
Oct
31
comment What factors should be considered to determine the correct gain level when recording instruments?
Are you only sending midi data out from the drums? Which make/model of electric drums are you using?