Subject: Studio
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 21:10:18 EDT

A picture of one of Concordia's First Year studios ...



At 20:50 -0400 2005/09/15, Shane Turner wrote:
>I guess this is more of a response to both Ned and Morgan's posts.
>While it is true that a computer can create a lot of different
>sounds, there are certain things it just cannot create, at least in
>my opinion. I've been strictly a computer musician for a long time
>but the past couple of years, thanks to hanging out with a few
>friends, I started really experimenting with acoustic instruments
>and this for me opened up a whole different world I had been missing
>out on.
>Take a piano, it is amazing the sheer variety of timbres and sounds
>you can get out of it if you explore a bit. Prepared piano (which in
>itself can create an amazing wealth of different sounds), this is
>only the beginning. You want noise, try scraping the coils, etc.
>Want strange tones, try bowing the strings, and go for the points
>that create overtones, etc. The richness of the sound is
>incredible, and always varied and different. While I love tinkering
>around with computer software, the immediacy and hands-on feel of a
>live instrument is also hard to beat.
>Be the first on your block to surprise your friends with unusual
>sounds they can't duplicate in software. Experiment with an
>acoustic instrument Today.

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