[LAU] [music] the relief

jonetsu jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Wed May 24 13:51:33 UTC 2017

On Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:23 +0200
Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1. The piano accompaniment could stay as simple as it is, but I would
> advice playing around with note velocities. Currently all notes are
> of the same velocity which makes it sound very mechanistic. Instead,
> one can put emphasis on a dominant note and make the rest quieter, or
> make velocities change - become quieter or slower. This is especially
> important when your piano sounds on its own, in the beginning.

It'd be nice to have gyroscopic sensors to add velocity to recorded
MIDI notes.  Attached to the hands/arms, with gestures like an
orchestra director.  Laurie Anderson had some on stage in the 80s, to
make percussive sounds ('Home of the Brave'), so I guess that the
technology, some 30 years later, would allow much more.  Even
individual sensors for fingers. in addition to wrists and arms.

As the notes are playing, the gestures performed live would indicate
velocity.  Of course there's some smoothing algorithm in there.  Maybe
more can be carried over by the gestures and the sensors, like cutoff
frequency (to use a blatant one) but much more parameters with synths
like Zebra2.  Or macros as with Biotek.

The track could even be played at a lower speed to allow recording of
such data with more precision.

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