[linux-audio-user] Lend me your ears

Erik de Castro Lopo erikd-lad at mega-nerd.com
Mon May 30 02:57:51 EDT 2005

Luke Yelavich wrote:

> I agree with everything that everybody has said so far. I also think 
> that if possible, the lower notes of the piano could be improved in 
> quality. They sound very grainy in my opinion, and even in electronic 
> music, I like to hear a piano sound that is clear, and doesn't sound it 
> has gone through some bad analog processing. :)

Luke, did you know that he uses Cheesetracker for this stuff?

Personally I'm a little surprised that he gets such a good sound 
out of a tracker. I think this is down to a couple of reasons:

  0) Cheesetracker must be better than most trackers in terms of
     sound quality.
  1) The quality of James' compositions fools me into ignoring the
     audio quality.
  2) His use atmospheres and sweeping sound effects hides some of
     the graininess.
  3) Careful choice of samples which don't contain too many high
     frequency components.
  4) I'm listening to this stuff on a crappy set of headphones 
     hanging off my laptop.

> BTW. What are you using for the bass sound?

Its quite possibly a sine wave :-).

  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam at mega-nerd.com (Yes it's valid)
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