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by Michael Willis
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: A Virtual Keyboard (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 3232

Re: A Virtual Keyboard

I don't really have an answer to your direct question, I'm not sure that you can route arbitrary key events to an app that's not in focus. I am curious about why you're not using a midi controller. If it's a matter of money, you can probably find some cheap keyboard with midi ports (like Casio or so...
by Michael Willis
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Synthesizer with build-in USB-MIDI/Audio-Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 5284

Re: Synthesizer with build-in USB-MIDI/Audio-Interface

So I realy have to buy (and handle) two interfaces and a hub...? :( I'm not sure that I quite follow what you're trying to do, but you could get an interface that handles audio + midi, like Scarlett 2i4 (That's what I use with no driver issues on Linux). Wire the midi output from the Scarlett to yo...
by Michael Willis
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: He There from Me.
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: He There from Me.

There are a number of people around here that seem happy using Reaper on Linux, but if you want to look around, you might check out Ardour, Qtractor, and maybe a couple of others. I'm not sure how much luck you're going to have running Linux audio on a pen drive, if you try to capture/replay audio w...
by Michael Willis
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Time!
Replies: 14
Views: 6833

Re: Time!

folderol wrote:...just pootling about...
Today not only did I enjoy the piece of music that you wrote, but I also learned the delightful word "pootling". May it ever find a place in my vocabulary from now on.
by Michael Willis
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Searching for piano-roll editor where I can use my own (non-sf2) soundfont
Replies: 3
Views: 2744

Re: Searching for piano-roll editor where I can use my own (non-sf2) soundfont

If you "just want" a piano roll editor, then Qtractor should work fine for you. I did a similar search a few years ago, trying Rosegarden, Muse Sequencer, LMMS, Ardour, and Qtractor (in roughly that order). I settled on Ardour specifically for one feature: the ability to plot linear ramping up/down ...
by Michael Willis
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: NBO website future
Replies: 25
Views: 13067

Re: NBO website future

j_e_f_f_g wrote:
Michael Willis wrote:this conversation has seemed really hostile.
I don't see that at all. AFAIK, there is no animosity between any individuals who have so far posted to this thread.
Oh, sorry, I must have fallen into the classic case of misconstruing people's feelings from text communication.
by Michael Willis
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: NBO website future
Replies: 25
Views: 13067

Re: NBO website future

Heh, someone somewhere thought that nobudgetorchestra.net is a good investment opportunity More likely some algorithm made an automated decision to snatch it up when it became available. Back on topic (somewhat), this conversation has seemed really hostile. Does it really have to be this way? A lot...
by Michael Willis
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Virtual Music Projects
Topic: Astral Piano
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

Astral Piano

Here's a brief sketch that I did a while ago... probably going on a year. It's just a piano part, I'm not sure what else would fit with it, but I kind of imagine it being part of a piece of music with a lot of other things going on and then suddenly everything drops out except for the piano and it p...
by Michael Willis
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Time!
Replies: 14
Views: 6833

Re: Time!

I'm not the best at doing this, but the best advice I've heard is to make a little bit of time to work on music each day, even if it's just a few minutes here, a few minutes there. If you wait until you have an uncommitted 2 or 3 hour block of time, you'll never get to it. A really important part of...
by Michael Willis
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Song vs. Instrumental
Replies: 21
Views: 10575

Re: Song vs. Instrumental

My language has one name for both. Lied. I like that. So many times I complain that English has one word that means too many concepts (like "proud" or "love"), but in this case I find myself wishing that we had a good word to refer to music with or without lyrics. For what it's worth, I generally u...
by Michael Willis
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hola
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

Re: Hola

Hola Bienvenido. As a beginner to Linux audio, there is a lot to learn, but don't get too overwhelmed. Soon you'll be more familiar with the terms, and you'll also know which concepts aren't pertinent to your own personal workflow and can be ignored. Go ahead and ask away here when stuck or curious...
by Michael Willis
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: On a Lark
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

Re: On a Lark

When you hit that minor at :46 I'm so glad you noticed that! That specifically was going from IV major chord directly to IV minor; when I do piano improv, that's one of the only "tricks" that I know (by "trick", I mean introducing a surprise in the harmony). I've been doing it so much lately that i...
by Michael Willis
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: On a Lark
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

Re: On a Lark

Wow! Are these the recordings? If so your playing and timing are extremely precise! I use the term "recording" loosely, and maybe incorrectly. I use a midi track in ardour to record myself playing the piano, and then I go back and adjust the note timing and velocity to be more precise. In fact, for...
by Michael Willis
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: On a Lark
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

On a Lark

Lark [lahrk] noun 1. a merry, carefree adventure; frolic; escapade. I was in the middle of composing an epic (in my own mind) orchestral piece with VPO when I got burned out and sat down at the piano to plunk something out, anything other than the old stale piece I've been going over time and time a...
by Michael Willis
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Music Projects
Topic: Mr. E's
Replies: 17
Views: 2681

Re: Mr. E's

Ah... Well, I can try. I wasn't planning on it, but I will see what I can do. I've heard the solo so many times by now that it more or less became part of the song for me. :-) Ha! If you like it, leave it as it is. Hopefully you will find the result OK. (I'd hate if someone took one of my songs and...