Re: midi challenge


Subject: Re: midi challenge
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Sep 19 2005 - 10:47:38 EDT


What software do you have to work with? There are drum sounds all over
the net that you could use with a good sampler or a sampling drum
machine.

On 9/19/05, kathy kennedy <kathyken@alcor.concordia.ca> wrote:
> OK,
> here's a really detail-oriented question for you serious gearheads:-)
> I'm using built-in midi on my G4 in OS X.3 for a general midi file that
> I downloaded off the web. I'm adding it to a cut-up collage I'm making
> of various pop tunes. (This is a current device I'm fond of, and I'm
> constructing a piece about anorexia with songs from Karen Carpenter,
> the Olsen twins and Whitney Houston).
> Anyway, I used my favourite trick of dropping the midi file into a
> sequencer (DP) to learn that it is constructed with 10 tracks of midi
> instruments.
> That's all great, except the built-in midi existing in OS X.3 has
> rather crappy drum sounds. I'm enjoying the sparseness of not being
> hooked up to an external midi device, and no other programs. (I could
> make a reason slave and get amazing beats, I know). But I'm wondering
> if there are other midi drum sounds that I could perhaps download and
> use in my DP file.
> I know that there are 1200 other ways to do what I'm doing, but I would
> like to use the most concise methods possible.
>
> Any thoughts?
> thanks in advance,
> kk
>
>
> On Sep 19, 2005, at 7:19 AM, David Mooney/Maxine Heller wrote:
>
> > WOW--I go away for a few days and this list explodes with activity!
> >
> > You might want to explore synthesized sounds as well as samples. Not
> > "out of the box" ones, but sounds you create from scratch. It's a
> > whole different, and very rich, world. I don't know the software you
> > have mentioned, but if any of it has this capability, it's worth some
> > time.
> >
> > At 05:27 PM 9/18/2005, you wrote:
> >> Hehe.
> >>
> >> I think we need to tame this thread a bit.
> >>
> >> Let us discuss what my sound sources will be.
> >>
> >> I have one suggestion of only my voice and one suggestion of stereo
> >> recordings of anything I can find. I like the idea of my voice as it
> >> is very versatile and when processed, will not sound like a voice.
> >>
> >> On 9/18/05, Louis Dufort <siuol@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >> > > you shouldn't ever confuse life with reason or logic.
> >> >
> >> > LOL!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >
> > David Mooney: dmooney@city-net.com
> > Maxine Heller: mheller@city-net.com
> > Opaque Melodies: www.city-net.com/~moko/
> >
> >
> http://www.kathykennedy.ca
>
>



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