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by S1gmoid
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: xruns(this discussion is not for smart ass remarks, it's to help each other)
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: xruns(this discussion is not for smart ass remarks, it's to help each other)

You can use taskset to set process CPU affinity (ie. assign cores to tasks)... I believe this can be a very important part of a realtime or low-latency setup.
by S1gmoid
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

Hm the Esperanto parallel is a bit of a flawed allegory. Esperanto has kinda grown into a subculture as opposed to a genuine lingua franca it set out to become. You learn Esperanto to read Esperantist literature, and to talk to other Esperantist. You learn it to become part of this international mul...
by S1gmoid
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

It definitely did develop into an interesting discourse here. :) Personally, even though I initiated the discussion and panned traditional notation quite prolifically, I am ultimately a fan and follower of it. It's a semantic description of music. It emphasizes some things, and de-emphasizes others,...
by S1gmoid
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

Hm that's an interesting point you make about broken tabulatures... I'm not a guitarist so I don't really know how prevalent the use of tabulature is to begin with. I'd think an intermediately experienced guitarist would probably be able to "instinctively" voicelead based on how their hand and finge...
by S1gmoid
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

... I don't see why drum notation would require automated translation. Honestly, I don't think it's a very good idea to overly rely on computers. I don't want a way so I wouldn't have to read classical notation - I'm hoping for a system that could be simpler to capture ideas in.
by S1gmoid
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: The Everything Songwriting Book: Can Lyrics Be Skipped?
Replies: 13
Views: 6712

Re: The Everything Songwriting Book: Can Lyrics Be Skipped?

Dude. Chill out... :?

You do you, whatever makes you happy. Nothing is mandatory.
by S1gmoid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: The Everything Songwriting Book: Can Lyrics Be Skipped?
Replies: 13
Views: 6712

Re: The Everything Songwriting Book: Can Lyrics Be Skipped?

This dicussion made me think... Where does music even come from in the first place. ;) About five minutes of contemplation gave me the following idea: there are two "sources" or "inspirations" for creating music. The internal musical quality of human life, and the external musical quality of the wor...
by S1gmoid
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

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.
by S1gmoid
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Scales, Physics and the Circle of Fifths
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Scales, Physics and the Circle of Fifths

Thanks for the demo, I agree with your conclusion. ;) I love the circle of fifths, how the more you look at it, the more realizations hit you. It's to western music what a circular slide rule is to arithmetics. Btw I think the Ionian mode wasn't even accepted in Gregorian music well until the XVI. c...
by S1gmoid
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13662

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

Okay, now you are just resorting to, how to say it, "zee picking of zee nits". :P Of course you'll disagree if you use an unusably restrictive definition. Do you really see no difference between Ligeti (or Chick Corea) and, dunno, Britney Spears? :lol: It's not about if all the rules are strictly he...
by S1gmoid
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: lets talk about apple mac
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: lets talk about apple mac

I use Mac quite a bit. My current audio machine is an older Macbook Pro. Honestly, I'll admit that I like it. I love the form factor, the OS design, the tools... You can run into problems with a Mac (especially when you want to hack around), but your normal experience will be smooth sailing. I use w...
by S1gmoid
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13662

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

Above you stated that solfege programs your brain to associate 'do' with the tonic. That's not happening with your blues scale example. Also how do you do the harmonic and melodic minors? What I said was that the tonic is "do" in major, and "la" in minor. Essentially you're learning the structure o...
by S1gmoid
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: DRM-free music streaming - is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: DRM-free music streaming - is it possible?

We could make our own, I guess. A little rebellion of artists against major labels. Now there's something about this though.. How would DRM-free status be marketable in a streaming service? In an online store like Bandcamp or iTunes Store, it makes sense that you want music to be DRM-free, as you bo...
by S1gmoid
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13662

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

Blues scale isn't really chromatic, it's "just" a minor pentatonic scale with a blue note...
and solfege has accidental notes, so "la, do, re, me, mi, so, la". :D
by S1gmoid
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

What I find the main advantage of alternative systems is isomorphism: that the same interval always looks the same. And it's not even the reading part that I'm particularly interested in, but rather the writing part: being able to notate music without losing too much focus to the technicalities of t...