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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:

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!

Categories: Music

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

Categories: Music

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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