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Re: MIDI Tuba
Try the Radio Shack 273-064a. Pry it out of hte case,
cut off the blue wire, solder the red wire to center
and the black wire to sheild of a small sheilded
cable. tape it to different places on the instrument
till you find the sound you want. make 2, record
--- Richard Sales <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hey Miles
> I have a Roland guitar pickup that sticks on guitars
> (with dum dum -
> that stuff electricians use). Have NO IDEA if it
> would work on
> brass... or fiberglass in your case. Might need
> metal vibrating to
> pick up signal. Actually, being magnet based, I'm
> sure it needs metal
> wagging to get signal. It's like a record head - or
> I'm sure we could figure out some way to do it.
> Worst case using a mic
> and converter. But you're welcome to take the gtr
> pickup and
> experiment. I also have the rack interface (Roland
> GM 70) that
> converts it to MIDI. You can borrow that too. I
> never use em. Was
> gonna try it on the PRS 12 string but never got
> around to it.
> Anyone out there have any idea if this would work?
> richard sales
> glassWing farm and studio
> vancouver island, b.c.
> On 15-Jun-07, at 9:16 AM, miles ward wrote:
> > I agree; that's the central challenge with digital
> instruments from my
> > opinion, as amazing as they are at doing things
> _exactly_ how do you
> > take that energy from the crowd and turn it back
> around into more
> > energetic playing? click harder?
> > Still frustrated that there's no midi controller
> for tuba...
> > -Miles
> > On 6/15/07, RICK WALKER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> mech wrote:
> >> "I'd agree that if an audience pays good money
> for a "traditional"
> >> performance, they should most likely get what
> they pay for. However,
> >> it's also perfectly viable to "erase" yourself
> from the performance
> >> and let the music itself be the center of
> attention, IMNSHO."
> >> I see what you mean but this one thought hits me
> >> thinking about your post:
> >> If the performance (and musician) is not so
> important and only the
> >> music is,
> >> why will people NOT pay to go see a show where
> you just put
> >> your latest recording on with a fantastic sound
> >> There's no denying it, there is the potential
> for a lot of
> >> interactive
> >> energy
> >> between performers and audiences (even if the
> interaction is only that
> >> the crowd is really excited to see the performer
> play) that makes the
> >> live
> >> experience distincly different from the recorded
> >> I've seen so many boring computer Goth shows in
> the past few
> >> years..........most
> >> of them , really, and yet, the lead singer of
> VNV Nation (a band
> >> that I"m
> >> not even
> >> particularly enamored of) can just make a huge
> sold out crowd go
> >> crazy just
> >> because he is so passionate and throws himself
> into his singing.
> >> He just plays to a backing track with another of
> my pet peeves, an
> >> electronic
> >> drummer who is obviously not playing all the
> drums on the track and
> >> it's
> >> compelling as all hell. I don't even own his
> records but I love
> >> seeing him
> >> perform.
> >> He's totally inspirational.
> >> Go figure!
> >> At the same time, I just saw the Police play
> their reunion concert
> >> last
> >> night.
> >> They had a hundred thousand dollar light
> computer/led light show.
> >> Sting was in fantastic voice............just blew
> my mind what a much
> >> better
> >> singer he is now than even back in their heyday.
> >> Band sounded good and they played all the hits to
> an adoring crowd.
> >> The band was animated and hopped all over the
> stage, lit incredibly
> >> well.
> >> My wife and I both confessed afterwards that it
> just hadn't touched us
> >> as at all, emotionally (and we're big fans).
> >> Go figure!
> >> It's the anima of the performance that connects a
> lot of times.
> >> Of course, it helps if the music is fantastic and
> >> All anyone needs to do is to go see Kid Beyond do
> a performance with
> >> a mic,
> >> an FCB1010 and a laptop looping solution to know
> >> playing with a laptop is NOT INTRINSICALLY
> >> the point of all of this dialectic is that it is
> the gestalt that
> >> makes the
> >> most difference:
> >> that frequently elusive combination of wonderful
> music, interesting
> >> visual
> >> presentation
> >> and audience committment to the performance.
> >> It doesn't matter whether Hendrix would have used
> a strat or a Sony
> >> VAIO,
> >> the question is, would you go to see him if he
> were still making
> >> compelling
> >> music.
> >> rick walker
> > --
> > ---Miles Ward
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- MIDI Tuba
- From: Richard Sales <email@example.com>