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Another Day in Paradise

…not.¬†Sometimes you just want to shoot your computer. ¬†Today I did some remastering work on three or four songs for the new CD I’m planning to release, and then attempted to burn a test CD so I could listen to … Continue reading

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Testing What, Exactly?

Artificial intelligence is an area of research that fascinates a lot of people. I’m not entirely sure why. It seems to me that promoting human intelligence would be a far more useful activity. But I digress. In dissecting the article … Continue reading

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Coping Mechanisms

Can a computer program ever compose music that’s as good as what a first-rate human composer can devise? I claim that the answer is “no.” And I’m going to prove it. I started thinking about this question after reading a … Continue reading

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Do the Twist

Today I’m in pain, and it’s because yesterday I was having so much fun playing music. No, playing the piano doesn’t hurt. Neither does playing the cello (though I’ve been having a little problem with one finger, thanks for asking). … Continue reading

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Slotted

So I ordered a new PCI card for my new computer in order to get it to work properly with the Yamaha mLAN driver. But — whoops, silly me! I looked at the back of the computer, saw metal tabs … Continue reading

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It’s … Blue

Creating music with Csound is a slow and fiddly process, granted.¬† But I’m still playing with it. The essential thing, it seem to me, is this: Conventional music software makes certain assumptions about your music — that it will have … Continue reading

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Keeping Track

Update on the “swirly shit” mystery track conundrum: A Yamaha tech support professional explained to me that there are actually two different Motif XS editors for Windows 7. One is stand-alone and the other is a VST plug-in. (In fact, … Continue reading

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