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Apr
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answered Why is my choir director telling a bunch of rednecks to drop their Rs as though they were Londoners?
Feb
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Dec
15
revised Adding accidentals that are already expressed by the key signature
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Dec
15
revised Congregational involvement in Protestant and Catholic services during the time of Luther
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Oct
26
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Now, the ninth fret harmonic (producing the major sixth) is even further out from Pythagorean intervals, but its placement closer to the center of the string makes it a little easier to pop this one out once you learn to touch slightly behind the ninth fret.
Oct
26
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
In my experience, and I'm not a professional guitarist so make of this what you will, the 3rd fret takes a little more coaxing on most guitars. IMO it has to do with the difference between Pythagorean and logarithmic temperaments; if you look at frequency charts for an octave in both systems and calculate percent error, the major and minor third are pretty far out (there are further, but compared to the major fourth and fifth they're really bad).
Aug
26
comment Do mixers support 6.5mm mics?
Your second paragraph is not always true. There is usually still an input gain control on line-ins, and since you already have one for the mic it makes sense to use the same gain stage for the line-in too. Typically one of three things happens; the mic could get a 20-30dB fixed gain boost that is then reattenuated or further boosted by the gain knob; the line-in could be padded by the same 20-30dB amount and then reboosted by the gain stage; or the gain stage could simply have enough "usable" adjustment to level the input regardless of raw signal strength.
Aug
26
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Jun
24
revised Novation launchPad S + Yamaha P105 - How do they connect
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Jun
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May
28
comment Home recording!
Pro Tools should have no problem accepting input from any class-compliant USB audio device. As far as using them both, that's actually what you can't do, at least not in Windows.
May
27
comment Why does software-synthesized MIDI music sound so bad?
However, the MIDI standard is under review; the idea is first to increase resolution of various continuous controls like velocity and modulation, and second to standardize some uses of MIDI for software control, such as HUI, which currently use a more or less proprietary combination of NRPNs. All this, while maintaining backward compatibility with the 30+ years of gear and software designed to use MIDI "1.0".
May
27
comment Why does software-synthesized MIDI music sound so bad?
There is a Wurlitzer organ in Phoenix (in a pizza place of all things) that does exactly what you describe; a complex software/hardware MIDI-based system controls not only the several dozen actual organ stops the thing has, but an additional complement of instruments from pianos and xylophones to various woodwinds and brass and even a couple guitars.
May
21
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May
20
revised Truth behind Mozart memorizing Miserere and then writing it down later in full
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revised Truth behind Mozart memorizing Miserere and then writing it down later in full
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May
20
answered Truth behind Mozart memorizing Miserere and then writing it down later in full
Apr
30
comment How to make a brass instrument quieter?
One more thing to mention is that mutes typically push the tone sharp, requiring you to pull out the main slide a touch. It can be a pain when switching several times during a piece.
Apr
30
answered Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Mar
13
answered Congregational involvement in Protestant and Catholic services during the time of Luther