Musical instruments

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Which musical instrument do you play?

None, I am a musical layman
19
11%
Singing
23
13%
Woodwind (flute, saxophone, bagpipes, recorder, etc)
11
6%
Brasswind (trumpet, horn, etc)
9
5%
Bowed Strings (violin, cello, contrabass, etc)
9
5%
Plucked Strings (Guitar, banjo, etc)
37
21%
Keyboard instruments (Piano, organ, etc)
37
21%
Reed instruments (Accordeon, harmonica, etc)
3
2%
Percussion
17
10%
Something weird (tell us!)
8
5%
 
Total votes : 173

Re: Musical instruments

Postby Juniper » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:32 am

https://soundcloud.com/bil-irving

Here's some of my stuff that I put up. All instrumental - although I do sing too. There's an electric thing and an acoustic thing. The acoustic thing is very short.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:15 pm

Dinosawer wrote:I meant that by putting it directly on the keyboard you record all the clicketyclack key sounds. Putting it on top of the piano sounds be better.


It's not actually on the keyboard - it's on the wooden bit next to it (where the switch is). The main problem is that I have the volume low because the phone's mic is crap and any louder and you'd hear clipping. I figured it was the lesser of two evils.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Seryth Nortra » Tue May 05, 2015 4:45 pm

I play the Clarinet and the Supernova, a computer-synthesis sounding spherical instrument of my own design. It's like, a ball, and it senses where my hand and fingers are, and plays notes accordingly from a speaker. I'm working on it, but its sounds okay*ish* so far. (okay, it sounds really bad.) Well, it would if I hadn't broken it by dropping it. ( :cry: :thumbdown: ) The next model will not be so breakable, but it'll take a while to make again. I yi yi.

Edit: The Supernova is not ready to be shown to anyone via recording! (I have one or two.) I might, if I get around to it, put in a recording of my clarinet, however, in a future post.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Flatfingers » Tue May 05, 2015 6:27 pm

Seryth Nortra wrote:I play the Clarinet and the Supernova, a computer-synthesis sounding spherical instrument of my own design. It's like, a ball, and it senses where my hand and fingers are, and plays notes accordingly from a speaker. I'm working on it, but its sounds okay*ish* so far. (okay, it sounds really bad.) Well, it would if I hadn't broken it by dropping it. ( :cry: :thumbdown: ) The next model will not be so breakable, but it'll take a while to make again.

I'll be interested in seeing this when v2.0 is constructed.

Meanwhile, I have been wanting one of these puppies for years:

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Here are a couple of examples of what it can do. This one and this one are fun, too.

It connects to a computer to download instruments, but control messages can be passed in the other direction:

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Finally, it is possible that I've actually been wanting this since 1977:

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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Seryth Nortra » Wed May 06, 2015 11:22 am

That looks awesome! not sure that I'd play a game with it, but it is quite neat. I'm not sure when the Supernova 2.0 will happen, but I'll try to make it sound good. At least I won't have to buy reeds for it! ;)
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Wed May 06, 2015 12:52 pm

That's really cool Flat! :) But looking at the price I can see why you haven't gotten one yet :ghost:

If it comes to "instrument I would get if I had inifinte moneys", I have a couple too:

The Irish bagpipes, upon wchich you can play melody and chords at the same time and still have your mouth left to sing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq3m_R3Lnu4

The melodica:
https://youtu.be/pTWf122wHkw

A midi guitar (I think this would be really handy for composing since I can't play the synthesizer):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADXrUZmggIY

The Harp Guitar (dat sound):
https://youtu.be/q5SkLq1fP1s
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Wed May 06, 2015 2:10 pm

Dinosawer wrote:The melodica:
https://youtu.be/pTWf122wHkw


I keep having urges to buy one of these but I never actually do. :mrgreen:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Flatfingers » Fri May 08, 2015 5:45 pm

For what it's worth, I actually have a Hohner melodica.

It was my grandfather's.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Aphrion » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:46 pm

Man, I can't believe I missed this thread! I play clarinet and bass clarinet, if anyone's still interested, but i'm probably too late to the party.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby plillevold » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:22 pm

So...Drums to be a bit more specific :thumbup:
old-fashioned :ghost:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Ownez » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:10 pm

I can't believe I missed it too!
I play accordion, piano, mandolin, guitar and violin. (In order of skillness)
I also have a cello laying around that I need to do something out of!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Phaserlight » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:35 am

Didgeridoo, guitar, and hand drums.

The guitar link is a setting of Psalm 23
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby IronDuke » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:32 am

10. Something weird. (Tell us!)
Whistling. With my mouth. :angel:

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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Talvieno » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:10 am

DigitalDuck wrote:I could show off my piano skills, but there's a much better instrument I can play too.

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Actual musical bit: everything else bar the drums is live-played on a keyboard in two passes. Also might make a proper music-related video when I'm at home "all by myself".

Talking about this in IRC. Still brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to it.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Flatfingers » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Someday you may aspire to this level of awesomeness, which defies human understanding: https://youtu.be/Mk4woNRD7NQ
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