Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Javascript Drum Sound Synthesis with WebAudio

This is a great article with lots of pictures and explanation:
https://dev.opera.com/articles/drum-sounds-webaudio/

He makes a kick drum and a hit-hat!

If you would like to hear how it sounds, check out:
https://chrislo.github.io/drum_synthesis/


Monday, February 23, 2015

Chordify.net Adds User-Editing of Extracted Chords

1. I was excited about SoundSlice - it let you enter tabs
2. I was excited about Chordify.net - It auto-extracts chords from youtube
3. I was excited about Youtab.me - It extracts chords better than Chordify.net (betting timing)
4. Now I'm excited about Chordify.net again. - It lets users improve chords.

This is the email they sent me earlier this evening:


NEWSLETTER Groningen, 18 Feb 2015      

Chord edits feature released today!

Achieving 100% accuracy together

Today Chordify is proud to present the new and exciting, game changing ‘chord edits’ feature!

For over two years now, millions of people have been using Chordify as their main source of chords for every song they wish to learn to play. The Chordify library currently consists of over two million songs chordified by you. The ‘ears’ of the machine aren’t always pitch perfect, nevertheless, the service offers a stunning 75-90% accuracy rate, depending on the style and sound quality of the song. Until now!
Thanks to our innovative and interactive chord editing software, you can now manually improve chord sequences extracted by Chordify, enabling you to play along to your favourite songs with 100% accurate chords. In so doing, you will be working together with us to enhance the technology behind automatic chord recognition.

So lend us your ears and start editing!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Online program to generate chords from youtube videos

Seriously the future is here... Another program to generate chords from youtube videos!!!
Example:
https://www.youtab.me/…/nMTJ_0spI4v/jets-to-brazil/chinatown


 
This is even smoother than http://chordify.net!

 It's faster and has better division of the chords (they're not all lined up on the beginning of a measure). Wow!

(beware it's burning hot new and crashed on a few songs I tried!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Concept for DIY Musicians: House Concerts

If you get the most excitement out of building and designing your own instruments, a DIY-performance scene could be a really fun part of it!  I found Shannon's short chat full of amazingly level-headed and professional tips.  Burn two minutes of time: you'll only hear advice this good once in a long while.




By the way, if you're curious about Shannon Curtis, preview her albums: