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 @Rama Douglas

Here is a link to Google Drive folder which contains:

1_source midi file

2_source music notes PDF export from MuseScore

3_source internet url for Indian Raga midi

4_my 'Musescore' mp3 export of the midi file synth'd with one of my favorite soundfonts

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-WnIN21oXPPlNpQ0KyPRmxLhDIv4B3m_

 

I'm sure you've heard of or tried soundfonts with midi files or original music in software like MuseScore.

@Rehab1

 

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48 minutes ago, Bob Eisenman said:

 I'm sure you've heard of or tried soundfonts with midi files or original music in software like MuseScore.

@Rehab1

 

Yes I’m very familiar with midi but not the soundfonts. I’ll have to check it out.

 I use to own a company called Intelisense that blended interactive light and sound that was midi based. 

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28 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

soundfonts

Actually the soundfont used in the mp3 of the Raga is the stock included soundfont with MuseScore version 3

https://musescore.org/en

The mp3 quality really cones from the artist who creates the midi file. Here is another mp3 created with LMMS . The music notes get triggered (synched) with the soundfont snips.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07we0osMR1zYTNCRUJicjl5Uk0/view?usp=drivesdk

Last time I looked soundfonts were available in *.sf2 and *.sf3. The software used to play music with soundfonts can have a preference. 

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@Bob Eisenman Thought this might interest you.  This was Intelisense:

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12 minutes ago, Bob Eisenman said:

The mp3 quality really cones from the artist who creates the midi file. Here is another mp3 created with LMMS . The music notes get triggered (synched) with the soundfont snips.

Thanks for the info!

My midi system was trigger by musical notes that were then converted into digital signals through a specialized controller. The system could be activated by interactive lights,  emg impulses, dimension beams, ability switches, etc. The intelligent light projector could also be programmed to illuminate scenes mounted anywhere in the room. 

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4 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

My midi system was trigger by musical notes that were then converted into digital signals through a specialized controller.

Wow!.......very complex.

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15 minutes ago, Bob Eisenman said:

Wow!.......very complex.

It was. I spent 2 years on developing the system. Unfortunately it never took off because of the complexity.

The sad part is that I missed so many precious family moments during that time period that I’ll never get back. 

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50 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

Unfortunately it never took off because of the complexity.

MuseScore and to a lesser extent LMMS are straight music playback. LMMS allows a large number of audio modulations.

The synth software user can assign an instrument to be used for each part but the default instrument assignment is coded into the midi file which auto selects the various instruments to use from a single soundfont 'pack' containing hundreds of instruments. Single instrument soundfonts are available online, sometimes for a fee.

MuseScore allows the notes and articulations to be edited and instruments assigned by personal choices.

'Peter and the Wolf' is a personal favorite, found as a midi on MuseScore. This is my WAV file output using soundfonts.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B07we0osMR1zUG91UUJzWWhwcEE/view?usp=drivesdk

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16 hours ago, Bob Eisenman said:

 @Rama Douglas

Here is a link to Google Drive folder which contains:

1_source midi file

2_source music notes PDF export from MuseScore

3_source internet url for Indian Raga midi

4_my 'Musescore' mp3 export of the midi file synth'd with one of my favorite soundfonts

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-WnIN21oXPPlNpQ0KyPRmxLhDIv4B3m_

 

I'm sure you've heard of or tried soundfonts with midi files or original music in software like MuseScore.

@Rehab1

 

That's cool. I used to own and operate a recording studio in the Bay area back in the day. I used to have to completely reconstruct songs for people, so I'm pretty well versed in midi, but since I play the real thing, I just use that...

Here's some recent plucking...😎

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2544779255566078&id=100001020840253&sfnsn=mo&s=100001020840253&w=n

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7 hours ago, Rama Douglas said:

some recent plucking

Interesting....you seem happier and more spontaneous on the euc but the mastery of the sitar shows.

My mother's uncle was a church organist. His son Mark played flute while growing up. He composed several fugue and explained to me once what fugue 'structure ' is. He studied and taught math and kept a website of his music. I think his adopted daughter, from China(?) went to medical school.

http://www.bluzeandmuse.com/oldMarkGeocities/music/index.html

I heard his father (Frank) play at my sister's wedding 

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17 hours ago, Rama Douglas said:

That's cool. I used to own and operate a recording studio in the Bay area 

Here's some recent plucking...😎

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2544779255566078&id=100001020840253&sfnsn=mo&s=100001020840253&w=n

Amazing on how we shift gears in life.

Awesome clip of you playing!  Such a unique instrument. It all makes sense now, your Sitar EUC dance video and then mediating with Marty.  The LA Games are definitely in good hands. :)

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1 hour ago, Rehab1 said:

Amazing on how we shift gears in life.

Awesome clip of you playing!  Such a unique instrument. It all makes sense now, your Sitar EUC dance video and then mediating with Marty.  The LA Games are definitely in good hands. :)

💜👽😎👊 Thank you Dan!

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On 8/14/2019 at 5:08 PM, Bob Eisenman said:

Interesting....you seem happier and more spontaneous on the euc but the mastery of the sitar shows.

My mother's uncle was a church organist. His son Mark played flute while growing up. He composed several fugue and explained to me once what fugue 'structure ' is. He studied and taught math and kept a website of his music. I think his adopted daughter, from China(?) went to medical school.

http://www.bluzeandmuse.com/oldMarkGeocities/music/index.html

I heard his father (Frank) play at my sister's wedding 

Fuges are an amazing example of how harmony can be created/explored.

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4 hours ago, OUNCESMUSIC said:

Fuges are an amazing example of how harmony can be created/explored.

Your avatar and name are interesting. I assume both relate to music? 

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On 8/17/2019 at 4:57 PM, Rehab1 said:

Your avatar and name are interesting. I assume both relate to music? 

Thanks. Avatar photo is me and the V5F but my cover photo is related to cymatics. I love making music and learning about the theory and even science of sound. 

 

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