Digital Media Insider Podcast 7: Express Yourself
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If you really want to play today's wonderful software instruments, drop that mouse and grab a dedicated MIDI controller. In this tutorial, you'll hear the dramatic difference controllers make in musical expressivity, and then you'll get buying and usage tips. It features audio and video demos by renowned wind synthesist Matt Traum.
Jim Aikin shares numerous tips on getting the best musical expression out of MIDI controllers—both through playing technique and crafty computer editing.
This $8,000 super-keyboard fuses unprecedented audio quality with a flexible open-source brain. Create Digital Music's Peter Kirn goes behind the scenes at Korg USA to learn how the designers finally built the dream instrument they'd been planning for 15 years.
Eric Lindemann's goal is to help musicians play more expressively, and this inventor, composer, and former session keyboardist has developed some groundbreaking technology to do it. The Synful Orchestra is a new concept in virtual instruments that has audiences buzzing. Here's how it works.
Producer Gary Garritan has made it his mission to put a high-quality digital orchestra in your hands—along with extensive free training. Hear how composers have seized the opportunity.
Some of the products and people mentioned in the podcast:
David Battino is the audio editor for O’Reilly’s Digital Media site, the co-author of The Art of Digital Music, and on the steering committee for the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG). He also writes, publishes, and performs Japanese kamishibai storycards.
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