Download Any Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music/Consuming Technology by Paul Théberge PDF

By Paul Théberge

ISBN-10: 0819563099

ISBN-13: 9780819563095

An extremely good researched and assuredly written textual content explaining the social and cultural influence of digital track and particularly synthesizer expertise on musicians of all degrees. it is a most crucial piece of labor, and whereas written at a virtually "academic" and scholarly point, is a ebook each glossy musician will locate helpful.

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Individuals looking for help with technical questions concerning MIDI, synthesizer programming, or simply looking for new sounds often post messages. As I argued in Chapter 5, the reliance on mediated forms of communication for obtaining such information reveals how difficult it is to find local musicians with adequate knowledge or expertise in new musical technology. " Individuals "subscribe" to mailing lists, and messages posted on the list are automatically sent to all subscribers via e-mail.

Unfortunately, the actions from some isolated but potent members of the manufacturing community have been anything but nurturing. Â . Â . 42 43 Let me make it clear that while we are very interested in the developments of MIDI as a concept and an interface, we are not interested in joining in any manipulative politics! (IMA Bulletin, 1 [3], 1984: 2) Clay continued to promote his version of the "Open-System Concept" and to work toward the development of new standards in conjunction with MIDI.

Unfortunately, the actions from some isolated but potent members of the manufacturing community have been anything but nurturing. Â . Â . 42 43 Let me make it clear that while we are very interested in the developments of MIDI as a concept and an interface, we are not interested in joining in any manipulative politics! (IMA Bulletin, 1 [3], 1984: 2) Clay continued to promote his version of the "Open-System Concept" and to work toward the development of new standards in conjunction with MIDI.

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