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(Rhizome)   And now, a song with 21 million notes. Suck it, Yngwie   (rhizome.org) divider line 12
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2013-10-11 12:08:23 PM
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2013-10-11 03:57:34 PM
3 votes:
As a MIDI composer, I find this to be utter shiat. Most of it just looks like OCTAVES AND CHROMATIC RUNS EVERYWHERE.
2013-10-11 02:17:57 PM
2 votes:

TNel: Is it my computer or at 1:39 of the 21 million notes does it turn into almost just straight white noise.


This happened to me as well. I was reading on other Black MIDI YouTube videos that some MIDI drivers simply cannot handle the amount of notes.
2013-10-11 02:12:21 PM
2 votes:
Is it my computer or at 1:39 of the 21 million notes does it turn into almost just straight white noise.
2013-10-11 01:57:39 PM
2 votes:

StrangeQ: poot_rootbeer: Oh, tone clusters used as percussion.  And octave doubling across the full range of the keyboard.  And tremolo in place of sustained notes.

How interestiZZZZZZZZ

Not a musician, but I was thinking the same thing.  Not saying it didn't take talent to produce, but they really chose to disregard that whole "less is more" memo.


Layering the same note 20+ times to provide a different timbre and more than that to produce percussion and different volumes (and distortion effects from the sound card freaking out) is not the same thing as a piece of music having "21 million notes". It's writing a piece of music with a completely normal number of notes, if voiced properly, and then encoding it badly. I'm not sure who exactly that's supposed to impress.

Basically, no, it didn't take talent. Or at least not any more than writing a not super interesting piece of music of that length would. Basically they just write at most four lines of music (melody, harmony, percussion, maybe counter melody) and then hit ctrl-c ctrl-p a whole bunch. You can even have the computer auto-write in the tremolos, arpeggiation and such for you, so you don't have to do it by hand.

Pointless, and a bit stupid.
2013-10-11 12:37:43 PM
2 votes:
Back in my day, we had our own ways to create music impossible for any single human to play, that could produce hundreds of notes at once.  We called it an "orchestra".

/actually surprised the black midi example did sound vaguely musical
2013-10-11 02:53:51 PM
1 votes:

phimuskapsi: TNel: Is it my computer or at 1:39 of the 21 million notes does it turn into almost just straight white noise.

This happened to me as well. I was reading on other Black MIDI YouTube videos that some MIDI drivers simply cannot handle the amount of notes.


That's weird that the youtube video outputs midi sound I would have assumed it was just an mp3 encode of the music.  But thanks for looking into it.
2013-10-11 01:39:59 PM
1 votes:

poot_rootbeer: Oh, tone clusters used as percussion.  And octave doubling across the full range of the keyboard.  And tremolo in place of sustained notes.

How interestiZZZZZZZZ


Not a musician, but I was thinking the same thing.  Not saying it didn't take talent to produce, but they really chose to disregard that whole "less is more" memo.
2013-10-11 01:27:13 PM
1 votes:

Millennium: They mention a Touhou song, but not Flandre's? Blasphemy, I tell you.

Black MIDI can be awesome, if it's done well.


"If it's done well" is the key phrase here. The version of Flan's theme you linked to was done well; the version of Mokou's theme in TFA started good but then deteriorated.
2013-10-11 01:11:07 PM
1 votes:
It's like a Mach piece, really.
2013-10-11 12:40:03 PM
1 votes:
Oh, tone clusters used as percussion.  And octave doubling across the full range of the keyboard.  And tremolo in place of sustained notes.

How interestiZZZZZZZZ
2013-10-11 12:38:32 PM
1 votes:
They mention a Touhou song, but not Flandre's? Blasphemy, I tell you.

Black MIDI can be awesome, if it's done well.
 
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