Notessimo Flash Music Creator

Notessimo is a quick and easy music creator that's kind of fun if you want to just fool around but you're not musically trained (or even if you are?) 

Of course, there are more advanced programs out there as well – David, you out there?  What do you use? 

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Well, I'm assuming you mean me and if you don't, I'll respond anyways.
    I use a combination of hardware and software to acheive my noisiness experiemenalisms.
    Right now I am using a Gibson Les Paul fed through a range of guitar effects, though mostly an akai headrush looping pedal, into an M-Audio 410 Firewire external soundcard (http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FireWire410-main.html), into my laptop, which is running Ableton Live (http://www.ableton.com), and which I process both in real time and post-time. For Midi control I am using a M-Audio Axiom 25 (http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Axiom25-main.html). I think this is a fairly basic set up, and one that you would find in most bedroom musicians rooms.
    This stuff is great, but I find I'm getting a little impatient with the Ableton plug and play and am thinking of going to Max/Msp (http://www.cycling74.com/products/maxmsp) as my main processing unit. This is a much more programmable environment that allows you to build your synthesis. The reason for this is that I find the ableton kind of limiting. Make a sample, trigger the sample, arrange the sample. Also, I find I get caught up in time signatures and rhythym which is something I am actually trying to avoid.
    For internal laptop processing I use a number of effects and plugins that are widely available for free, as well as the ones that come with Ableton. I also use a lot of soft synths and emulators of classic instruments such as the Mellotron. I also utilize lots of samples that I also download for free (i love free culture) of weird sounds such as modem tones, rotary phones, and other effects, or I make samples out of things lying around the home, or the guitar.
    I'm also addicted to Max/Msp's line of effects and instruments called Pluggo (http://www.cycling74.com/products/pluggo) because they are almost all oddball counter intuitive anti-music effects.
    For the guitar I use the aforementioned headrush, as well as a boss digital delay, a rat distortion, a ring modulator, a wah pedal, and old analog filter, a chorus called the cosmo chorus. In the real world this runs into a early 70's Traynor all tube head and sometimes into a digitech rack compressor/multieffects unit, whose name escapes me right now.
    If i'm running my guitar into my laptop the first thing it hits in the virtual chain is Amplitube, which is an amplifier/effects/cabinet emulator that I really like (http://www.amplitube.com/). I just looked it up and it looks like my version isn't there anymore and I need an upgrade. Anyways, it sounds really amazing.
    Other things I use are a 1930's Bakelite Banjo, a crappy Yamaha acoustic, a broken up Micromoog and a Roland Jx3p, assorted weirdo percussions, harmonicas, rattles, an Ebow, glass slides, an old audiotechnica microphone, my mouth, and occasionally my body.
    Jackson

    Posted 03 Aug 2007 at 3:44 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Yep, that was a shoutout for your thoughts and as hoped, you helped make a rather boring, pedestrian post into something interesting and useful!

    Posted 03 Aug 2007 at 11:38 pm

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