Re: Need volunteer to write website music

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Ananth, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Ananth

    Ananth Guest

    Nobody can never assure abt the quality of any MIDI file. Midi is simply
    like a sheet music... what r all the notes, and what instruments etc...
    playing a midi file is the job of the sound card. So, if u play a midi file
    in two different systems with different sound cards, they'll sound
    different.

    I'v never heard anything else than piano sounds ok in any sound card.
    Strings are the most annoying, always. So, if u expect a 'Fully
    orchestrated' stuff as a midi file, and even if it produces good sounds in
    ur system, it will defenitely sound very bad in majority of other systems.

    So, better look for simple, soft piano tune, which won't distract anybody.


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    "Clawfford" <Clawfford@Copper.Net> wrote in message
    news:3e52871b_7@newsfeed...
    > I know nothing about writing music. I am creating a personal website for

    my
    > Sci-Fi role-playing game on which I would like to have MIDI music playing

    in
    > the background. I can't find the specific tune online anywhere, so I hope
    > to find a generous MIDI composer with a little time on their hands to

    create
    > it for me. I can credit you and put a link back to your website if you
    > like. I can't guarantee much exposure on this site, but it IS linked to
    > another site of mine for a computer game that IS the top rated site in its
    > WebRing. So you MIGHT get a little cross-linked attention that way.
    >
    > The tune is the title theme from the cartoon "The Real Adventures of

    Johnny
    > Quest". (I have found several MIDIs online that SAY they are this tune,

    but
    > they are all from the ORIGINAL Johnny Quest show, not the version I want.)
    >
    > I am looking for several things in a MIDI:
    >
    > 1) I don't want it to begin with a metronome ticking sound. Some tunes
    > have this, and it sounds unprofessional.
    >
    > 2) I want it to sound as realistic and close to the original as possible.
    > This means programming the correct instruments, and a full range of
    > instruments. Far too many MIDIs sound overly-synthesized because of poor
    > instrument choice. I guess some sounds just can't be duplicated very well
    > on a computer yet. Still other MIDIs are overly simple with only a few
    > instruments. I want the final result to sound like the "full bodied"
    > orchestra, and not like a kid playing one note at a time with one finger.
    >
    > 3) It should sound "smooth". This means that if a note is supposed to

    fade
    > in or out, it should fade in or out! Many common (i.e. unprofessional)
    > MIDIs sound unnatural because notes chop off too quickly. I'm not sure

    how
    > to phrase this in terms a musician understands, so I hope you get my
    > meaning.
    >
    >
    > I don't know how hard this is, since I am music-illiterate; I can only

    tell
    > you what I like. Am I asking a lot? Is this a pretty big project? Or
    > could someone do this in their sleep for fun? Is it hard to make minor
    > changes to a finished product? (I am looking for something pretty
    > professional sounding, so I might be a bit particular. I don't want

    anyone
    > who is going out of their way for me to feel hurt if I request a small
    > adjustment here or there. So if changes are difficult, I don't want to be

    a
    > pain... don't take this on if you aren't open to making alterations. Then
    > again, if you're one of the folks who lives and breathes MIDI, it might be
    > perfect the first time!)
    >
    > I have an MP3 of the original tune that I can E-mail to anyone interested

    in
    > taking on this challenge. It runs exactly 1 minute, and SEEMS to my
    > untrained ear to be something that's a natural for adapting to MIDI (the
    > original Johnny Quest theme came out pretty nice.) But what do I know?
    >
    >
    > Please respond to Clawfford@Copper.Net if you are interested. I can link
    > you to my website if you like, and send the MP3. I will TRY to get back

    to
    > this newsgroup again to check responses, but I might not be too consistent
    > about it.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    >
  2. Note Jam

    Note Jam Guest

    almost all cartoons were copyrighted, along with their theme songs.
    I think your asking someone to break the law, and maybe get a link back to
    their web site from you., so the music industry can sue them?

    That will be real nice for the person that makes the mistake of doing this.
    Better look out or you might get busted sending that mp3 as a demo.
  3. >There have been stories about the fear that a hairdresser, playing a
    >radio on the salon, should have to pay for the "privilege". I don't
    >know whether this insanity has ever been acted upon, but the
    >possibility is there.


    In the UK, shops, cafes etc who play radio to the customers are
    required to buy a license from the Performing Rights Society.


    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  4. Al Stevens

    Al Stevens Guest

    > ... so I hope
    > to find a generous MIDI composer with a little time on their hands to
    > create
    > it for me. I can credit you and put a link back to your website if you
    > like.


    Translation: Do professional work for no pay.

    > 1) I don't want it to begin with a metronome ticking sound. Some tunes
    > have this, and it sounds unprofessional.


    Open it into a sequencer and delete the lead-in measure. Duh.

    > Far too many MIDIs sound overly-synthesized because of poor
    > instrument choice.


    Not. They don't sound any better than the synth you play them on.

    > Many common (i.e. unprofessional)
    > MIDIs sound unnatural because notes chop off too quickly.


    How can someone who admits to being "music-illiterate" pass judgement on
    what is and is not professional?

    > I'm not sure how to phrase this in terms a musician understands, so I hope

    you get my meaning.

    We understand. We get this crap all the time. "Say, Al, how about dropping
    by to my party. The piano was just tuned and my niece loves to sing show
    tunes."

    > (I am looking for something pretty
    > professional sounding, so I might be a bit particular. I don't want
    > anyone
    > who is going out of their way for me to feel hurt if I request a small
    > adjustment here or there.


    In my experience, the less the client pays, the more changes they insist on
    having.

    >... don't take this on if you aren't open to making alterations.


    Such as to my eating habits and my ability to pay the mortgage? Send me your
    MP3. I'll send you a quote.
  5. Old Nick

    Old Nick Guest

    On Tue, 18 Feb 2003 18:43:37 -0500, "Clawfford" <Clawfford@Copper.Net>
    wrote something
    .......and in reply I say!:

    For both of the comments below, I have one in return. Lawyers! Michael
    Jackson will not complain, but (1) his record comnany might be
    interested (b) there are people(?G?) out there whose whole life and
    livelihood consists of finding ways to make people strain at gnats so
    they can make lots of money whatever the outcome! :-<

    There have been stories about the fear that a hairdresser, playing a
    radio on the salon, should have to pay for the "privilege". I don't
    know whether this insanity has ever been acted upon, but the
    possibility is there.

    Basically you can reason and reason about how much what you are doing
    _matters_. In the end what you are doing is actionable legally (even
    if not morally or logically), and the warning stands.

    > It's not as if Michael Jackson is going to
    >complain that a MIDI version of his latest release is eating into his album
    >sales...
    >



    >I am not selling the music, or using it to sell anything. My only profit is
    >enjoyment. I believe most copyright infringement is based on using someone
    >else's work for profit.

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  6. On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 23:23:17 GMT, nsnfwhite@iinet.net.au (Old Nick)
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 10:36:36 +0100, Laurence Payne
    ><l@laurenceDELETEpayne.freeserve.co.uk> wrote something
    >......and in reply I say!:
    >
    >>>There have been stories about the fear that a hairdresser, playing a
    >>>radio on the salon, should have to pay for the "privilege". I don't
    >>>know whether this insanity has ever been acted upon, but the
    >>>possibility is there.

    >>
    >>In the UK, shops, cafes etc who play radio to the customers are
    >>required to buy a license from the Performing Rights Society.

    >
    >Well. there then! <G> Insanity rules. :-< Bloody nonsense eh? The
    >radio pays to play the tune across the airwaves, and then I pay again
    >to let anyone else hear it! Keep your car radios down guys <G>


    The general principle is that if a business plays music to entertain
    its customers, the music owners need to collect their fair share of
    the revenues resulting from that.

    It isn't just radio -- a CD playing on the stereo in the shop is the
    same thing. Which, BTW, applies in the USA as well. ASCAP takes care
    of that, our equivalents of the PRS.

    The keyword is business. If you're doing it for free, and there is
    no other gain involved, there is no income to collect.

    Now, some people *do* invite customers into their vehicles, in which
    case, the music played to entertain them would come under this
    category as well.

    I doubt that the fees would be very high, or strongly pursued.
    Venues in malls -- places with lots of businesses closely placed,
    easier to check on -- are likely to get more attention about this sort
    of thing.


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  7. Old Nick

    Old Nick Guest

    On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 10:36:36 +0100, Laurence Payne
    <l@laurenceDELETEpayne.freeserve.co.uk> wrote something
    .......and in reply I say!:

    >>There have been stories about the fear that a hairdresser, playing a
    >>radio on the salon, should have to pay for the "privilege". I don't
    >>know whether this insanity has ever been acted upon, but the
    >>possibility is there.

    >
    >In the UK, shops, cafes etc who play radio to the customers are
    >required to buy a license from the Performing Rights Society.


    Well. there then! <G> Insanity rules. :-< Bloody nonsense eh? The
    radio pays to play the tune across the airwaves, and then I pay again
    to let anyone else hear it! Keep your car radios down guys <G>
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  8. Old Nick

    Old Nick Guest

    On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 19:17:35 -0500, Jeffery S. Jones
    <jeffsj@execpc.com> wrote something
    .......and in reply I say!:

    I know the reason_ing_. I just don't think it's reasona_ble_
    > The general principle is that if a business plays music to entertain
    >its customers, the music owners need to collect their fair share of
    >the revenues resulting from that.
    >


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