Monday, February 18, 2019

Lutyens




This cracks me up:

Lutyens recounts visiting old friends at a local communist office in Newcastle, who expressed interest in her mining-disaster dramatic scene The Pit (Op. 14, 1947), and suggested they play it at local pit welfare halls. When Lutyens warned they might not appreciate the ‘modern music’, an ex-miner present asked: ‘don’t you think that after two hundred years of capitalist ownership we could stand twenty minutes ‘modern music’?’

That's from this blog. Also, apparently, neither Lutyens nor any other woman, was allowed to teach composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Because. You know. Reasons.

Humble Bumble is cool. And so is Subnautica: Below Zero.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wiggle

Cantabile is a VST host for live performance.

Olympic Musical Instruments makes hurdy gurdys.

Terry Britton on MIDI controlling Samplitude.
The traditional sequence of symbols is *, †, ‡, §, ‖, and ¶

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

specs

I do so love these kinds of body shapes.
Thoughts: 9-string guitar. Fanned frets. Scale lengths... I dunno. 33 1/4 inches to 24.75" maybe?
Top six are tuned like a guitar: E-A-D-G-B-E. Bottom three are like a 5-string bass: B-E-A.

Specs for 4001 Rickenbacker


Body Type Solid
No. Frets 20
Scale Length 84.5 cm (33 1/4'')
[b]Neck Width at Nut 41.3 mm (1 5/8'')
Neck Width at 12th Fret 52.4 mm (2 1/16'')[/b]
Crown Radius 25.4 cm (10'')
Body Wood Maple
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Weight 4.5 kg (10.0 lbs.)
Overall Length 114.5 cm (45 1/16'')

Overall Width 33.7 cm (13 1/4'')
Overall Depth 31.8 mm (1 1/4'')
Neck Binding No
Fret Marker Style Dot




Martin acoustics:

Standard Series 1 11/16", Low Profile since the early 90's, 2012 and later D-18 is an exception

Vintage Series 1 11/16", Mod V shape always, HD-28LSV was an exception at 1 3/4"

GE/Marquis Series 1 3/4", Mod V shape always, no exceptions that I can recall right now

Authentic Series 1 7/8", 1 3/4", or 1 11/16" depending on which year the guitar is based, mostly larger profiles with subtle or no V-shape


Also remember that bridge spacing typically changes along with the nut size. Normal pairings are 1 11/16" with 2 1/8", 1 3/4" with 2 5/16", and 1 7/8" with 2 3/8". There are some exceptions.


Most seven- and eight-string guitars also have a larger, flatter radius than a standard six-string guitar. While a vintage Tele’s 7.25-inch radius may seem perfectly fine (especially if you just play open cowboy chords on the lower frets), on a wider seven- or eight-string neck it will seem absurdly rounded. On a wider neck, even a 12-inch radius will have noticeable curvature.




Superscripts go outside of punctuation.

Choose your two scales (get the fret placement from a fret calculator like the one at http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator, or you can calculate it yourself too.), and decide which fret will be your perpendicular fret. I like fret seven most of the time but it depends on the scales you use.

Then lay out your frets from your perpendicular fret, but be sure to lay them out along the string center lines for the high and low E (not the edges of the fingerboard). Remember to factor in your bridge offset too when placing it and you are done. Then it’s a matter of very patiently and accurately sawing each fret by hand.


Neo-Reimannian theory is more complicated than I'd hoped.



Saturday, January 5, 2019

Really clearing my browser this time.

Monoprice M160 headphones are amusing. I don't know if they're worthwhile. Some mods exist. 

New Birdline skins for Samplitude.

Green wood dye is more expensive than I'd wanted.

The Folia is a European musical theme.

I want to build my own Strat. But I keep wanting guitars which have tuners on both sides. And maybe I keep wanting them to be LP scale length. Honestly, it's probably time for me to just make an instrument with my own neck for real for once.

One of my Blue Sky drivers isn't working. It could be the crossover I suppose. But I think it's the driver.

There are still ways to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. And I have two computers I have to do that on.

Fixaudio is really interesting. I do want to check out how it works. You upload audio to the site and it betterizes it.

The Open Music Library.


Friday, January 4, 2019

More MIDI, less Joy

Mad Katz Street Fighter joystick. It's not really what I want, but I do just want a ball on the end of a stick as an X/Y controller. Replacements sticks do exist for it.

Fergo Joystick MIDI seems like a practicable software solution to getting X/Y data into a DAW.

Some people have used game pads.

Musikalisches W├╝rfelspiel -- even Mozart wrote music by chance.


GIZMO is an open-source MIDI device thingy.

PACMOD MIDI DJ Controller is pretty much the thing, but it's entirely DIY Arduino. 

ControllerMate is Mac OS only. 

MultiControl is... something.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

MIDI Joy

I kind of fantasize about a joystick controller for controlling panoramas in surround. It's not quite as easy as one would think.

The MJoy is a joystick-to-MIDI application. It's in alpha, and is designed for DJ's. But it does seem interesting.

Touchpad-2-MIDI is a VST plugin to give X/Y control over stuff with your touchpad.

Lutyens

This cracks me up: Lutyens recounts visiting old friends at a local communist office in Newcastle, who expressed interest in her mini...