some MP3s, with notes
The following are the sorts of things I would be doing to RMG output:Larry Fast soundsFormanty soundsChimes and bellsAll analogue
This is a simple four-track recording of rmg1.midi
. In the first three tracks, the first file was sent to a K5000s, and the second to a Q. On the last, both files were sent to an FR-777 and overdubbed. The results are kind of aimless, and work best (I think) with the bell sounds.
- Name the output files *.mid. Most applications are expecting the three-letter extension.
- Widely varying velocity (amplitude) isn't necessarily a bad thing. In the analogue track, for example, you'll hear it controlling filter cutoff and resonance instead of volume. It's just a number - people will do weird things with it.
- The music in the files is insanely fast. The files were played back at 30bpm for these recordings. Try getting in the neighborhood of 120bpm, or 30 bars per minute.
- The program changes in rmg6.mid are fun, but I won't want them. I suspect most other users would want to insert their own patch changes manually - with the exception of GM instruments, there's no telling what a program change will get you.
- Can we start doing range constraints soon? Even this meandering, noodley thing would been more interesting if each part had been constrained to half the piano range.
- Can you solve all of my compositional problems so I never have to write another note of music? Can you? Huh? Huh? When? Current Mood: why am I up so damn early?