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Long time.....no see

21 June 2011 - 10:32 PM

Hi to all......been awhile since I've been here! Glad to see all the old regulars and the newbees! Hope the fingertips are not sore and the sound is sweet!
as always,

Recorded version is off key

19 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

I am stumped as to what is going on and why, so a little help from the knowledge base would be greatly appreciated.
I realize that midi files are not actually music, but rather some kind of computer generated sound, but it still sounds like music, so with this assumption, hear is the problem.
I have tons of midi files and some of them are quite nice. I want to record over them, but it seems like most software,(audacity, reaper, etc.) do not want anything to do with them, and converting a midi, I have found out, is next to impossible.
So here's what I did.... I unplugged my speaker wire from the back of the computer, then took a stereo wire with two male ends and plugged one end into the jack of my computer that feeds the speakers, and the other end I plugged into my Presonus Firewire recording interface. Then I opened up Audacity and made sure that it was ready to record through the Firewire interface. Then I opened up the midi file, hit record on Audacity, then started playing the midi file on my computer, and yes, Audacity recognized the sound and recorded it. Then when I exported the file, I saved it as an MP3. All is well to here. Audacity now opens up the newly saved file as a MP3 and now I use it to record over on my Audacity. The problem is: A lot of the time the newly saved file is around a half of a semi-tone off. If it were a full semi-tone or two, I could raise it or lower it with the "change pitch" options, but when it's off by a weird amount, the only thing I can do is listen to a note on the new file and tune my guitar into this new, unorthodox key. Very frustrating and time consuming! Can someone tell me what is going on and is there any solution that would cure this.
Thanks in advance,

Missing the lessons

24 April 2010 - 10:12 PM

I haven't seen many changes on the lessons page in quite a while and was wondering if Kirk was on a hiatus or something. Can someone elaborate?

Whatever happened to these guys?

18 April 2010 - 07:06 PM

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I always liked these guys. I ran across this video on you-tube and got a hoot out of it. Thought I'd share for those who like this kind of music.

YouTube - Kentucky Headhunters - Oh Lonesome Me

Question about video being in different key

12 April 2010 - 08:12 PM

I downloaded the "supposedly" original version of a song that I wanted to play. Then I bought the music for it and all was well . After all, the music that I bought was in the key of D and that was just what the band was playing it in. But then, I found a video a live recording of this band at a concert playing the song on You-tube, so I downloaded the video. When a went from playing along with the downloaded song and sheet music to playing along to the live version from You-Tube, I discovered that the You-Tube version was being played one semi-tone lower! Is this something that You-Tube does on purpose, or is it customary for bands to switch keys in which they play the song?
Thanks in advance,