Re: midi challenge


Subject: Re: midi challenge
From: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier (Philippe-Aubert.Gauthier@USherbrooke.ca)
Date: Mon Sep 19 2005 - 11:26:18 EDT


I might be totally since I don't know about Mac (except that I like Digital
Performer), but does SoundFont can be of any help here?

As most of your famous GM midi sounds are in fact (assuming not too much
differences with PC's soundcards) produced by your sound card on-board synth
(that is said, your CPU is not producing our more than famous GM sounds) you
may be able to load SoundFont or SoundFont2 banks (some nice bank are free on
the web, their is some devoted site ...) on your sound card. I think that (I
might be wrong!) SF was originally created by Creative Labs for sound cards
like SoundBlaster. After some years, it seems that SF has been adopted by
others soundcard fabricants and softwares (my own software sampler accepts SF,
SF2 and Akai programs as an example) ... I know that their is some
free/share/$ware (?) to create your own SoundFont to load it on your soundcard
on-board synth ... or elsewhere ... but as I said, this might be limited to PC,
I don't know ...

Speaking of GM, does anybody know some full GM released CDs that are
interesting? I only know Frank Zappa's "Jazz From Hell" ... any suggestions?

Selon kathy kennedy <kathyken@alcor.concordia.ca>:

> Morgan,
> 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.
> kk
> 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 <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
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> http://www.kathykennedy.ca
>
>
>

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