Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is absofruitly fantastic!!

It is like photoshop for music recordings! I honestly didn't know that music software was at this level of sophistication. Well the video explains it... but imagine taking a complex symphony orchestra recording and deciding that the 2nd trumpet part just didn't do it for you. They should have played triplets instead of straight 8ths... or maybe instead of the first violin part jumping up by a 5th you think it would sound better as a 4th. This software can isolate individual notes from individual instruments and you can move them, copy and paste them, change the rhythm or pitch... it is just incredible!


The Irascible Neufonzola said...

That could be a lot of fun.

My knowledge of music software is in the 2000-2003 window...and there was some powerful stuff available at that time, but I haven't done much with any new software since. In the past 5 years I'm sure they've had quite a few innovations, such as this.

"Absofruitly! See, nailed the joke, matter of time..."

I have come very close to saying "absofruitly", or "yesh", in public. I do have a Dwight Schrute bobblehead on my desk, a Christmas present from my wife.

Percussivity said...

Oh... there is a .Net programmer here named Dan. He's an older rather jovial sort. We went to lunch together (the whole IT dept) for a birthday of another IT employee and Dan and I talked a little bit about TV shows and films and such. Well he said something that struck me rather like an unexpected slice of cheesecake in the back of the head. He said I reminded him of "Dwight from the Office".

I responded with:

"Question: What precisely about me strikes you as Shrutish?"

He said that he couldn't put his finger on it.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Debra and I have discussed how in the Office, as couples people are supposed to identify with Pam and Jim. We however find that we are more like Dwight and Angela.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Oh, and Andy remains my favorite character, bar none.

Percussivity said...


I admit I sometimes will move my hand up and down to indicate the relative notes in a melody... I need to stop doing that.

**Commentary: I felt the return of The Office last Thursday was a little wrong footed. I suppose we should give the writers time to get back into character, but the idea of writing the first episode in months with a plot OUTSIDE of the actual office to me seems like a bad call. And what was with Dwight's hair?