Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place

Subject: Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place
From: Morgan Sutherland (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 20:50:58 EDT

I'm just trying to make the point that software has many possibilities
and that an almost infinite range of sound can be created from any
given software. Although, as somebody mentioned, you may get that
"Sound Forge" sound in your music, think about a cellist... Having to
deal with that "cello sound" in all of their composition. That's not a
very good comparison, but my point is that a lot of people will cast
off a piece of software without knowing it inside and out, which i
think is a mistake. i think we should learn things until they become
second nature like instrumentalists.

of course i speak only from theory.

On 9/15/05, bill thompson <> wrote:
> --- Morgan Sutherland <> wrote:
> > I don't think you would disagree that a computer has
> > a much broader
> > pallet of sound then ANY instrument.
> >
> well, it's not a contest right? and it depends on what
> you mean by 'broader' and 'pallet'. i think what
> ned's talking about is how complex, say the sound of a
> piano note is when you play a key and listen to the
> sound of it decay...the sound is incredibly complex,
> resonates with the other strings, different harmonics
> (or partials, or overtones, whatever) reinforce and/or
> cancel each other, and this all occurs over a period
> of time and is influenced by how well it's tuned, how
> hard you hit the key, the temperature in the room,
> etc. to try to do that with a computer, well, we're
> not there yet. and i'm not sure i'd want to be..there
> are plenty of things a computer can do that a piano
> can't...hold a tone for a realllllllly long time,
> email, best to use the best tools for the job
> and not worry which is better overall...i like using
> both...either separately or in the same's
> just color to be exploited.
> b.
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