Re: Why the music is music and the noise is noise? (Bob Masta )

Subject: Re: Why the music is music and the noise is noise?
From:    Bob Masta  <masta(at)UMICH.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 25 Apr 2001 09:01:31 -0400

On 24 Apr 01, at 14:46, T=F3th L=E1szl=F3 wrote: > On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Bob Masta wrote: > > > I'm not sure exactly what is desired here, but if you use > > a random sequence to select musical notes from the normal > > 12-tone (piano) scale, it will sound absolutely dreadful. > > > What happens if the random sequence is not "white" but "pink"? > Does that make any difference in the sound? > I'm speaking here of using a random generator to select individual notes, so the random values are coming at a rather slow rate. You don't really notice the spectrum of the generator as such, and although there is a difference it is still the case that using the sequence to select notes from a 12-tone scale still sounds bad, and from a pentatoninc scale sounds pretty good. If you don't want to download Daqarta to fool around with this, you can do a fair approximation with a piano keyboard: Stick to the black keys, and you can become an instant composer! Robert Masta tech(at) D A Q A R T A Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis Shareware from Interstellar Research

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