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I write code and I write music. I'm currently studying for a master's in computer science, researching how music can be used to create user interfaces, and writing the music for Takamo Universe, a 4X space MMO.


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comment How to use VST (virtual instruments) on a live gig
My answer recommends one piece of software. I'm only recommending Mainstage because it's the only software like this that I'm familiar with, not because it's necessarily the best. It's Mac-only and doesn't work with software synths, but I bet some looking around will find PC alternatives. For example, this thread on Reddit discusses some alternatives.
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comment Boogie Woogie in another keys what are the limits?
I don't know enough to give a full answer, but I believe the answer is yes, it is possible to play as comfortably in A, E, D, or any other key as you currently do in C and G. In fact, I believe that many experienced pianists would disagree that C and G are the easiest keys to play in. In this answer, the poster points out that "F# and C# Major/minor are relatively common keys for solo [piano] literature" because experienced pianists find it easier to play on the black keys!
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comment Digital piano yamaha or Medeli?
I have to admit, this looks like a borderline case to me. The question ultimately asks us to recommend one of two pianos, but it also provides a lot of detail about how they'll be used and what Orici's priorities are. Perhaps this question can have value to future readers who want to learn a bit more what musicians think of these two pianos because the question and any good answers will go into a lot of detail about them.
Oct
22
comment Advice on how to gain velocity feeling on music keyboard (piano)
I know this doesn't answer your question, but my approach with my cheap MIDI controller is to make a sucky recording, then manually repair the note timings and velocities.
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
@NReilingh and Dorian Mode: What's the specific issue in the question? I have to admit, I have a hard time recognizing what it is. If the question is edited to make it more clear, I'll remove my close vote / vote to reopen.
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
(Also, I'm guessing that EWI means "electronic wind instrument." Is that right? I apologize if I'm wrong; I myself haven't seen that term before.)
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
Welcome to Music.SE! We prefer questions with one or two short direct answers. Your question seems to be asking how to play an electronic wind instrument in general, which is a large enough topic to write a book on! Is there a specific issue you're having trouble with as you start paying an EWI that we can help you with? And as you learn more, feel free to post multiple questions about any challenges you run into.
Oct
18
comment Learning the names of “top 100” classical masterpieces
Like Bob Broadley said, there's no "top 100" lists for classical music. We have lists like that for pop and rock music today because record labels can keep track of how many times a song or album is purchased, but nobody was doing any similar counting until relatively recently.
Oct
16
comment Achieve samplepad/keyboard synth sound with a bass guitar for playing live?
Some people have voted to close this question. I personally disagree. I opened a meta thread about it: meta.music.stackexchange.com/questions/965/…
Oct
13
comment How do I become a better electronic music producer?
Related: music.stackexchange.com/questions/13795/…
Oct
12
comment How do I become a better electronic music producer?
Producing music is really really hard. It's a full-blown hobby or career, on par with learning to program or becoming a successful novelist. Don't be discouraged if you take a long time - years, even - to start making good music!
Oct
12
comment How to transcribe music by ear?
If you produce music on a computer, a DAW works great for this, too.
Oct
11
comment Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
+1 for "You know what to play by listening." In addition, I would say one of the fastest ways to learn what to play on the synth is by listening to lots of rock songs you like with synths and emulating what they do.
Oct
7
comment How can I find the length in seconds of a quarter-note (crotchet) if I have a tempo marking?
Would you mind editing your title to say "quarter note" or "beat" instead of "crotchet?" I think it would make your question a little easier to search for. (Thanks for adding this question and answering it, by the way!)
Oct
6
comment What Moods have been associated with D-Flat major?
See this question for a discussion that covers all keys: music.stackexchange.com/questions/15221/…
Oct
1
comment What are some resources for applying my computer skills to augmenting my musical performance?
As a computer professional, I suspect you'd pick up music theory very quickly. Find a book or website tutorial and learn about music. This will give you a good head for understanding what you're playing and make it less difficult to play well.
Sep
29
comment Why do notes have multiple names?
I actually disagree with you, leftroundabout. I usually consider enharmonic notes to be one and the same in twelve-tone equal temperament tuning.
Sep
27
comment Is writing important for electronic composition?
As an electronic musician, I personally prefer using my DAW's score notation feature to the piano roll most of the time. (Of course, I record myself playing a MIDI controller just as frequently...)
Sep
26
comment Practicing modes on the piano
"Those notes are the 'key centers'." Be careful when playing some modes - they have very weak tonal centers, so to speak, and if you're not deliberately emphasizing the root of the mode, it's easy to accidentally modulate to an entirely different, more stable mode.
Sep
26
comment How should I control my voice while rapping?
@user2808054 Video.SE used to be a combined visual and audio site. It split into two sites since I asked my question. Just FYI. I appreciate your other point, though! =)