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Polyphonic Audio Editing

March 17, 2008 1 comment

I’ve only dabbled with audio editing – bedroom recording stuff – and the most common scenario for me has been timestretching or altering the pitch of songs so I can play along with it. When I’ve tried to record and mix my own tracks, it’s pretty common for me to hit a wrong note and have to abort the take. This software should stop that:
http://www.celemony.com/cms/index.php?id=dna

It lets you monophonicise (TM) a waveform, for example a guitar chord, and adjust individual notes. Very impressive. I can’t even begin to think how the software would deal with this, but if the video is anything to go by it’s very good at whatever it is that it does!

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Pachelbel’s Canon, stuck in my head

February 25, 2008 Leave a comment

A very well crafted rant on the persistence of Pachelbel’s Canon, and its recurrence in modern music.

Pachelbel, the original one hit wonder

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Random Gigging

Went to one of ‘The Toilet Sessions’ at Reading’s Rising Sun Arts Centre. They’re raising money for a new toilet 🙂

Saw two bands who play the Reading circuit a fair amount – Solar, a 4 piece straightforward rock band, lots of fast licks + awesome screaming solos. Their singer / rhythm guitarist runs the sound at the 3Bs and I’ve seen him doing acoustic stuff there too – he’s got a really good voice.

The other band was Shomaha, introduced through a friend of a friend who plays the bass in the group. They’re a bit more random – think Oceansize & Tool with some jazzy stuff and some Muse mixed in for good measure. They’ve got some awesome beats – the drummer (Jim) is technically amazing, keeping beats in crazy 7/4 time like I’ve never seen before… Their lead guitarist (Moose) has a crazy pedal set-up, nicely offset against the secondary guitarist (Hutch) who just plugs straight into his amp. You can download most of their music on the site so check them out.

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