Re: midi challenge

Subject: Re: midi challenge
From: kathy kennedy (
Date: Mon Sep 19 2005 - 14:11:52 EDT

you seem to be missing my point. I'm using DP (Digital Performer) and I
just want to not have to use any more than that for this project.
On Sep 19, 2005, at 7:47 AM, Morgan Sutherland wrote:

> 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 <> 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 <> wrote:
>>>>>> you shouldn't ever confuse life with reason or logic.
>>>>> LOL!
>>> David Mooney:
>>> Maxine Heller:
>>> Opaque Melodies:

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