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comment Extend lower range
Welcome to music.SE. This is certainly a reasonable opinion, but it doesn't really answer the question. Please post such remarks as comments in the future.
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comment Which way do I tilt the bow hair?
Regardless of bow technique, it might be a good idea to test a couple of different A-strings. Perhaps you can find one which is not so scratchy after all.
2d
comment What are the benefits and drawbacks of active pickups?
@MeaningfulUsername: most active pickups do not compress the signal. The reason many players think they do is probably just this: active pickups have higher output levels, hence they can push a given amp further into overdrive (and thus compression).
2d
comment How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?
Actually not a bad suggestion, but please explain it in a bit more detail, and particularly why it helps with the sound the question asked about. We're not particularly fond of posts that don't even contain a complete sentence (full stop etc.)
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comment Do mixers support 6.5mm mics?
@Tim: yes, definitely. Phantom power should never be applied over 1/4", because these connectors tend to short pins to ground when connecting/disconnecting.
2d
comment Why isn't there a key signature with F flat?
“For whatever reason he chose to use 7 sharps...” because he could. That's really the reason, since WTC was most of all a proof-of-concept work. — I agree that this answer could use some more connection to the question, though there's really good points in there.
Jul
19
comment Reducing Neck Pickup Dissonance
Stratitis is a particular problem caused by too strong (and/or too close) magnets. When Alnico pickups loose their power, they loose sound too of course, but this doesn't cause dissonance and has nothing to do with stratitis.
Jul
19
comment If a piano song contains a melody line, should this be removed if we add the singer?
Right. Though it can of course make sense to double certain passages, or possibly add a parallel second voice.
Jul
8
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 It's a disaster that 7-bit MIDI is still around after being technically out of date for two decades; let's try to at least encourage developers to think of some better replacement rather than focusing on the adaption MIDI for applications it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!
Jul
8
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.
Jul
8
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.
Jul
6
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...
Jul
5
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
5
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.
Jul
5
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?
Jul
5
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).
Jul
4
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.
Jul
1
comment How do other magnets affect pickups?
It is hard to move around a handheld magnet fast enough to be audible. But if you just hold it close to the pickup and tap slightly on it, you will hear a thud, similar to when you hit the strings with your flat hand.
Jun
29
comment Audio Interface and Guitar
Really, no proper monitoring control? That badly sucks. This feature might still be built in, but only accessible through some obscure OS device settings. Possibly it's not controllable under Windows at all... have you tried it in Linux? That generally works better for devices which don't have proper ASIO drivers.
Jun
28
comment Which notes are bass line, versus melody line, in a rock song?
Also, in rock (especially harder subgenres) you'll quite often find bass and guitars playing the same riff, uni sono.