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by thumbknuckle
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why learn music theory?
Replies: 71
Views: 25562

Re: Why learn music theory?

What got me interested in this rabbit hole is the question, could strong AI make music that is virtually indistinguishable from human written music.
Isn't that just an incredibly cumbersome form of algorithmic composition? Seems to me that whoever wrote the ai is really responsible for the music.
by thumbknuckle
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

I am an amateur guitarist, guitar tabs are very common and definitely not reserved for beginners. Using traditional notation for a guitarist is not very useful... I am not a guitar player, I play bass, and I don't do a ton of reading gigs, but I play with lots of different guitarists and have never...
by thumbknuckle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: How to get phantom power input from Tascam US-4x4
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: How to get phantom power input from Tascam US-4x4

I figured out my issue. The issue is the power for the mic for this interface is supplied using the XLR connection and not the jack. Additionally I needed to tweak the input device on my qjackctl config. After that it works as expected. That should be the case with any audio equipment, phantom powe...
by thumbknuckle
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: recording EQ, compressors, etc plugins
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: recording EQ, compressors, etc plugins

They are actually interfaces out there now but they're sick ass expensive that would do exactly what I'm looking for but my work around now since I have an AMD 4100 quad core with 8 gigs of RAM which apparently is not enough to record or even run in real time on mix bus so I use ardour to record ev...
by thumbknuckle
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why learn music theory?
Replies: 71
Views: 25562

Re: Why learn music theory?

I hope I'm explaining my issue clearly. It's quite a can of worms. :) I think the questions you're asking go outside music theory into anthropology and neuroscience :D Have you heard of the book This Is Your Brain On Music ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Your_Brain_on_Music I would argue th...
by thumbknuckle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

I think it counts, if it's what you're most comfortable with. I prefer a representation that tries to capture the "soul" of the music for general use, but I do see the point of tabs. It's quick and dirty for both notating and playing by sight. Is it though? With regular notation I can put a chart i...
by thumbknuckle
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What music did your parents play in the car at home etc?
Replies: 36
Views: 18823

Re: What music did your parents play in the car at home etc?

Neither of my parents made music much of a priority, but there was a nice Heathkit stereo, that my father built, and a modest record collection, mostly from my mother. The vinyl consisted of show tunes (I remember Camelot, My Fair Lady, and Annie Get Your Gun being in heavy rotation) and popular fol...
by thumbknuckle
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Where do your ideas come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Where do your ideas come from?

On one level an answer to this question would require answers to other questions regarding the nature of creativity and consciousness and perhaps concerns of a more paranormal nature. That is an interesting conversation to have but not a topic I am going to tackle from this hotel lobby. It's been a ...
by thumbknuckle
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Voice of Sands - Dune (instrumental)
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Voice of Sands - Dune (instrumental)

Right on man. Those double kicks are great, salut!
by thumbknuckle
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Why Do You Write Your Own Music?
Replies: 28
Views: 8803

Re: Why Do You Write Your Own Music?

I'm trying to bring something beautiful in to the world. For my personal and evolving definition of 'beautiful'. The world needs beautiful things, I believe I have something to offer, and no one else is going to do it for me. Just trying to pull my own weight when it comes to humanity and our shared...
by thumbknuckle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The best and weirdest band you never heard of
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: The best and weirdest band you never heard of

Great, legendary band. They have inspired an entire sub genre known as 'Zeuhl', from the Kobian for 'celestial'.
by thumbknuckle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: [Resolved] Change raw bytes from the alsa sequencer to FluidSynth
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Change raw bytes from the alsa sequencer to FluidSynth

MIDI faders output CC messages, which consist of the channel, controller number, and value. If you want Fluidsynth to interpret that as a volume control configure the slider you want to use as your volume control to send messages on controller 7. The data you are getting with aseqdump says you are s...