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answered Note Accentuation (Dynamic) - When should/shouldn't you apply accentuation?
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comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
Regardless of that: I'd say that workarounds like .scl (though they do work) remain ugly hacks, and we shouldn't really content ourselves with them. It's a disaster that 7-bit MIDI is still around after being technically out of date for two decades; let's try to at least encourage developers to think of some better replacement rather than focusing on the adaption MIDI for applications it wasn't originally meant to do – it's bad enough at the stuff it was meant for!
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comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
@user2165086 those .scl files use a very simple text-based format. You can create them with any text editor or scripting language, don't need Scala or any specific library. For instance, here's 31-edo.
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comment How can I visualise the effects of EQ as a curvature represented on a graph?
Mind, a) that “completely independent” is true for ideal linear EQs. Most digital EQs are in fact perfectly linear (up to floating-point unaccuracies, but these are neglectable now we use 64-bit for everything), but analogue EQs (possibly modelling) introduce more or less nonlinear distortion, which is not simpler in the frequency domain. b) even linear EQs that present you a full curve may do unexpected things to the phase of the signal. Only for constant-phase EQs (aka “linear phase”, confusingly) you really get a real multiplication in time domain with the response.
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revised Why is a grand piano better than an upright piano?
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comment When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
@CarlWitthoft: damn, I was going to use baritone, octave sub-bass and mezzo-soprano clefs all over the place for the oboe...
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reviewed No Action Needed Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
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comment What is this orchestration technique called?
Ok, that makes it clearer. So you mean that ~1 second long dissonant brassy sound at 2:56?
Jul
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comment What is this orchestration technique called?
With that edit, couldn't you have put in a link (e.g. on YouTube) to an example, as everybody's asking for? That would really be more useful than any description with words.
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comment When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
@Patrx2: interesting. You wouldn't like to make that an answer specifically adressing oboe, would you? — Regarding fingering charts, could you recommend some book or something where I can find charts, ideally including also microtonal pitches?
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revised When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
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comment When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
Tenor recorder is a transposing instrument? Not in my book. That's why I singled it out. At any rate, transposition of the sheet music is trivial by software; what I'm interested in is how various sounding pitches lie on each instrument. It seems oboe is somewhat similar to tenor here – but I'm not really sure; that's why I asked the question, and specifically about fingerings. Naturally, sound- etc. characteristics of different instruments are important too as you say, but IMO the fingering is absolutely crucial for writing lines that are really natural (at least on string instruments).
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reviewed Close Is there any software to program accompaniment quickly without electronic keyboard?
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comment Truth behind Mozart memorizing Miserere and then writing it down later in full
Welcome anyway, and sorry that we're a bit pedantic here – only, it does help to keep the site clean of garbage posts. I tried to convert your comment into an actual answer to the question, hopefully it is Ok now.