The MIDI 1.0 Specification

The MIDI 1.0 Specification

The newly adopted MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) specification is available for download at the bottom of the Complete MIDI 1.0 Detailed Specification page

Polyphonic Expression. Right up there with Polyphonic Aftertouch – a rare beast indeed.

 

Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back – Vox

Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back – Vox:

This experience is by no means unique; it’s become a fixture of dining out in America. ‘What did you say?’ ‘Can you repeat that?’ and ‘It’s so loud in here’ are now phrases as common as ‘Can I take your order?’”

I carry a sound meter. I check. I have earplugs in my pocket (-12 dB flat)

Why Start Blogging Again

I read a lot of blogs and news sites.

I find lots of interesting articles, things to learn from.

I am dutifully keeping the important text saved in my working journal.

I need to share my plan of study and work to keep me on my toes.

Stay tuned for a discourse on how to abuse Scrivener as a live notebook.

Is Innovation Dying In DAW Development?

Is Innovation Dying In DAW Development?

Over the years there have been a growing number of Pro Tools users who have felt at some point that Pro Tools has been playing a long game of catch up when it comes to introducing “new” features. When I refer to “new” I mean features that are new to Pro Tools, not innovative new features that haven’t been seen before in other DAWs.

I read a number of blogs as a daily exercise. ProTools Expert is one of them, even though I abandoned ProTools at version 8 (Got Logic Pro X) and never looked back.

I use Studio One (now version 4), Harrison MixBus, and Logic Pro X (with the occasional GarageBand for good measure). I find that I learn *A LOT* about DAWs and recording and mixing when I try to find the similarity between them along with how to do “the same thing”.

I think there’s plenty of innovation left – Cubase, FL Studio, Sonar, LIVE!

It’s all good.

The Reason Why Stradivarius Violins Are Worth Millions – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

The Reason Why Stradivarius Violins Are Worth Millions – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

I think most of us that play a stringed instrument love instruments of all types, but given a choice, will always pick a vintage instrument over a new one.

I read Bobby’s blog, and listen to his podcasts, all the time. Always interesting and/or useful.

An Advanced Vocal Production Trick You Need to Try – Audio Issues

An Advanced Vocal Production Trick You Need to Try – Audio Issues : Audio Issues: “Here’s a cool vocal mixing trick for when you want a lot of space around the vocal, but you don’t want to clutter everything up with reverb.”

This sounds like a fine thing to do to some vocals.

I Feel Like a Studio Intern

always running after something. Busy. Need to get it all gathered up so I can make sense of it.

Didn’t want another blog, but it’s the best way forward.