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Functional programming enthusiast, audio engineer & musician. Whilst not busy with any of that, I study physics at Universität zu Köln / Bonn-Cologne Graduate School.


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16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
15
awarded  Tag Editor
Jul
15
revised quarter-tones wiki description
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15
revised quarter-tones wiki excerpt
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Jul
15
wiki created quarter-tones description
Jul
15
wiki created quarter-tones excerpt
Jul
15
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Jul
15
suggested suggested edit on quarter-tones tag wiki excerpt
Jul
15
revised Are there any MIDI extensions that allow quarter tones?
This questiong seems to have introduced the misspelled "quater-tones" tag.
Jul
15
revised What does a neutral 7th lead to (in maqams or in general)?
Corrected spelling of quarter-tones tag.
Jul
15
comment Advantages/Disadvantages of a line out compared to a close mic system
True. Of course under bad conditions, in particular for something like a musical production, the engineer will usually have enough trouble preventing all other mics on stage from getting drowned in bleed from the guitar amp... which is certainly an argument for using only a small cabinet as "guitar monitor" and getting the proper sound via line, rather than using a nice all-tubes monster that would on its own sound much better with a mic.
Jul
15
comment Advantages/Disadvantages of a line out compared to a close mic system
+1 for the sound considerations, but I really don't see under what circumstances you fear feedback for a mic'd guitar amp. Guitar amps are basically the single thing where mic-feedback is never an issue, because •you don't need the signal on the monitors (at least not on any close to the guitar amp) •you can put the mic closer than on most other instruments •you have plenty of sound pressure from the speaker to work with •and the signal doesn't even need to be particularly loud on the PA. Bleeding can be more of issue, but even that only for an uncharacteristically quiet guitar amp.
Jul
15
answered Why does a melodic half step resolve on the higher note?
Jul
14
awarded  Excavator
Jul
14
revised Glossary of Guitar Effects
Clarified point about intrinsic latencies.
Jul
13
comment How do I know when I'm singing in key?
Honestly, I don't think it's a good idea to rely on a tuner for practising intonation, certainly not for vocals. Not only is the feedback mic->processor->display->eyes much slower than the immediate hearing you need when actually doing music, it also trains a cue you can't use when playing with others. (Also, it's not really accurate if you want proper just intonation.)
Jul
13
comment Best DAWs for absolute beginners
I don't think this is a good question for this site; but my recommendation would definitely be Reaper
Jul
12
comment Intended shift of meter in certain songs?
What's weirder is if the guitar starts and is really on 1, but sounds like it's playing offs... that's how I perceive This Fire Is Out Of Control by Franz Ferdinand.
Jul
12
comment Intended shift of meter in certain songs?
I think Sting got the idea for that one from Stewart Copeland: there's a whole lot of Police songs with such beginnings, e.g. Bring On The Night, Spirits In a Material World, Murder By Numbers. Another great example is Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin. – One of the oldest instances would of course be Beethoven's 5th: the beginning so sounds like a triplet on 1, rather than a rest and four quavers!
Jul
12
comment Intended shift of meter in certain songs?
The Eagles definitely do this live as well, e.g. Hell Freezes Over. It's very much on purpose and nothing comes in wrongly, indeed the first guitar chords are just syncompated in an unexpected way but they count as in the rest of the song right from the beginning. Don't know about cover bands... I did cover the song once with a band, and we played the original intro.