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Old 20th August 2002, 01:51 PM   #1
remp is offline remp  New Zealand
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Well I am interested in music.

At home we used to have music on all the time. Either from the radio classical music sessions or request sessions or from records.
Tapes I have very few.
Cd's I have one. Country and Western Patsy Rigger "You remind me of a love song" collection. Very nice

But my main love is....... I have to say this very quietly......midi

Now before anyone shoots me let me explain.

For years and years I built valve amplifiers. Mostly 6V6, KT66 triode connected push pull in an effort to get good sounding sound. I borrowed and made many loudspeaker boxes and connected up Garard 301 with a number of cartridges mostly Ortofon and listened until my ears fell off.

But I never did find the sound I wanted. Something missing. Something I could not find. So I stopped listening.

20 years later I got a computer and did what everyone else does. Surf the net and I found I could download free midi tunes. Then I found I could select from a very large number of midi tunes and started to pay attention to these "midi tunes"

Now I have a collection of several hundred midi's from the 60's-70's era
Most are good. Some are very good and a few are exceptional.
My present stereo is an older model Philips stereo gram. It is made with real wood and sounds reasonable. My computer is connected to it.

I love hearing one person playing all the different tracks and making an old tune come to life. And there are some really good older tunes that you never hear these days. So I can forget about what the sound sounds like because it's not too hot, but the music, now thats a different story. Electronic music stored on an impersonal computer device, downloaded from goodness knows where over narrow band lines and played on a so so stereo but the music is still right there. Just waiting to be heard.

I love my midi tunes.
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Old 20th August 2002, 02:25 PM   #2
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remp,

a close friend of mine is into midi, i guess he also plays them himself. This morning i rubbed his nose into the fact we have a nu music board here. Hoping he finds us.
And you two the introduce me into the beauties of midi .... oops, will need a soundcard for that
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Old 20th August 2002, 04:04 PM   #3
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here's some off mine.....i'm everybody except Paul Copeland and the Indian guy....
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Old 4th November 2002, 11:52 AM   #4
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Classical guitar midi

SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828) AUSTRIA
Serenade (arr. for solo guitar by Tran Duc Tai) (12k) (Tran Duc Tai)
From
http://www.classicalguitarmidi.com/s-z.html

Also same location Ave Maria Guitar and violin
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Old 5th November 2002, 12:43 PM   #5
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Here are a few rather nice midi tunes.

A man without love
Beautiful dreamer Jazz version
Blue xmas
Cherry pink
Your kisses told me
Dr Shivago
Fascination
Help yourself Tom Jones
Jambalia extra good piano work
Spanish eyes. Dont miss this one
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Old 5th November 2002, 03:18 PM   #6
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TheJazzPage is a good jazz midi site. I especially like his renditions of "Nardis" and "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise."
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Old 5th November 2002, 05:04 PM   #7
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Softly as in a morning sunrise:
Sonny Rollins, "Live at the Village Vanguard", BlueNote 1581

Nardis:
Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gomez, "Outlaws", enja 2098

oops, that's not MIDI, that's vinyl.
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Old 5th November 2002, 09:53 PM   #8
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Hard to put vinyl's into a computer.

Get yourself a sound card.

I have Yamaha SP724 pci. Plays GM (general midi) and also XG midi. Not sure if it has a wavetable or just a regular synth. Very inexpensive and extra good sound. Got it connected to the stereo.
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Old 6th November 2002, 04:09 AM   #9
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Plus, if you got a soundcard, you'd get to hear the following on CD and XRCD, respectively:

"Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise"
-John Coltrane Quartet, The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings

"Nardis"
-Bill Evans Trio, Explorations




How does the Yamaha card sound? I'm working on getting GigaStudio and a suitable soundcard so I can hear my MIDIs at their best. The best synths are too expensive, but the GM sets also sound good and are reasonably priced.
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Old 6th November 2002, 06:45 AM   #10
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The Yamaha has a very nice all round sound. I am not what you might say a discriminating listener but I get a lot of pleasure from the Yamaha sound card. No problem to install and cost me 60 dollars New Zealand which is about 30 US dollars. I am impressed both with the price and the performance..
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