Question time - help please

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Kingy75, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Kingy75

    Kingy75 Guest

    Hi all,
    I have a question if you all wouldn't mind taking a second to answer -
    particularly those of you running MIDI / Demo / Backing track / other
    related businesses/hobbies.

    I've been considering starting a small business producing custom MIDI
    backing tracks (mainly as audio CDs for singers but also GS/GM MIDI files on
    floppy disc if/when required).
    I presently do some custom MIDI sequencing now & then as a hobby and
    everyone I've worked for has praised the quality of my work, saying I could
    go into business doing it by myself.

    What I'd like to know is what (if any) market research did you do before
    venturing into your MIDI business, considering there are numerous MIDI
    file - and now mp3 backing track - companies in existence today?
    And if you're not currently running a business/hobby in this field, what
    market research would you suggest doing?

    Any advice you can offer would be great.

    Regards,

    Chris
  2. Barry Graham

    Barry Graham Guest

    "Kingy75" <kingy75@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f3c2601@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > And if you're not currently running a business/hobby in this field, what
    > market research would you suggest doing?


    Chris,

    I'm always in the market for quality MIDI files featuring brass that can be
    adapted as arrangements for my band - put me on your mailing list.
    Please send a catalogue of current work or price list for custom MIDI files.

    I'd suggest contacting talent agencies in OZ and elsewhere.

    TIA

    --
    Barry Graham
    Top Brass Events Band
    Melbourne, Australia
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  4. Ray

    Ray Guest

    Chris,

    You may find this interesting. http://www.quantumportal.com can
    improvise with 12 virtual musicians to produce MIDI Files of chord sequences
    you enter or chord sequences you ask the software to compose. Here is a
    demo: http://www.quantumportal.com/qp_demo4.mid It produces infinite
    music.

    It enables you to try out chord sequences with interchangeable JamFiles
    ( collections of instruments ) until you get a configuration that sounds the
    way you want.

    If you feed it the chord sequences of a popular song, it will improvise
    on the background chords with the melody missing ( perfect for vocalists who
    need backup music to practice with ).

    Guitar instructors can produce the same chord sequences over different
    Tempos to enable guitar students to practice a chord sequence slowly and
    gradually speed up as they are able.

    Best of all it is Freeware.

    I created my "Life On Mars -Prophecy-" music CD with this software.
    http://www.mp3.com/QuantumPortal

    One of my tracks was aired on Canadian radio Valentine's day, entitled
    "Kiss In The Rain".

    -Ray

    Kingy75 wrote in message <3f3c2601@dnews.tpgi.com.au>...
    >Hi all,
    >I have a question if you all wouldn't mind taking a second to answer -
    >particularly those of you running MIDI / Demo / Backing track / other
    >related businesses/hobbies.
    >
    >I've been considering starting a small business producing custom MIDI
    >backing tracks (mainly as audio CDs for singers but also GS/GM MIDI files

    on
    >floppy disc if/when required).
    >Regards,
    >
    >Chris

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