Flying blind? For the past couple of months, since I’ve upgraded my old 2016 PC to Windows 11, I’ve been flying blind with my studio monitors. The re-imaging of my PC meant I lost a few things, and my speaker correction files was one of those. Let me explain. Studio monitors are great in that they provide a stable, even audio reference for audio mixing and mastering work. What the problem is with monitors (in
Go for Baroque! Something different here. Bach was certainly a prodigious composer, and this concerto piece shows something other than the usual organ work. The piece is played by three violins, a viola, a cello, and a violone. The violone is an early predecessor of the double bass. I don’t happen to have a sample library of one and they are rare to begin with, so I’ve substituted a double bass for it. Enjoy.
“Oh, what should I do, sinners” Here is the organ piece I promised in the previous post. It was an interesting short little project. It is a chorale church piece to accompany a choir, by J.S, Bach. The way the source originator put together the project in MuseScore was not what I expected. This was created as a multi-part composition where, in addition to an organ staff, there was a staff for each of the
Here are a couple of CD recordings I made last year of various organ works by J.S. Bach, but never got around to posting them. It is interesting to note that there are hundreds of organ-works in the J.S. Bach catalog. I thought it would be fun to bring some of these to life on the computer. All the sheet music material for the CD’s was sourced from MuseScore, as usual. I don’t have much
An étude is a musical composition intended to be a solo ‘study’ of a performance technique. These are practice pieces designed to teach a particular musical technique, although many classical Études are now considered to be concert pieces and are performed as such. In this post we take a look at Chopin’s Études, Op. 10, 1-12. These are twelve pieces that each expound on a different musical technique such as trills, fast tuplets, and various
Yep, one of the hard drives on my desktop PC started going bad. I noticed it when checking through my backup logs. A couple of entries noted a unrecoverable read error. This wasn’t a read error of the backup drive, but of the source drive I was backing up. I used a couple of specialized tools to diagnose the failing hard drive – Seagate’s SeaTools, and a freeware tool named HDSCAN. This drive would sometimes