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2020-07-14 1:35:09 PM  
Happy Tuesday, y'all.
 
2020-07-14 8:43:44 PM  
Crystal skulls on SciChan right now.

Happy Tuesday!
 
2020-07-14 8:46:23 PM  
Oh, it is the crystal Skull of Love, from Atlantis.  Maybe this is the ParaSciChan.
 
2020-07-14 8:47:24 PM  
... flowers were coming out of my mouth when I was speaking...
 
2020-07-14 8:51:48 PM  
This must be the Onion Channel, the commercial is for anti-Schizo medicine, and the people are hearing voices in their head, and they think that everybody is looking at them.  A majorly weird commercial.  Maybe it was a message just for me.
 
2020-07-14 9:30:35 PM  
Man, I want to watch a space show. :(
 
2020-07-14 9:31:39 PM  
We need to look for something on Netflix or Prime Video to watch for SyEnse Channel Tuesdays. Prime Video is full of UFO documentaries.
 
2020-07-14 9:38:48 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: We need to look for something on Netflix or Prime Video to watch for SyEnse Channel Tuesdays. Prime Video is full of UFO documentaries.


That is a good idea.  There must be some way to do it.  Even Netflix has documentaries, Prime, Tubi. AppleTV?
 
2020-07-14 9:40:27 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: We need to look for something on Netflix or Prime Video to watch for SyEnse Channel Tuesdays. Prime Video is full of UFO documentaries.


And there would likely not be Schizo commercials.
 
2020-07-14 9:40:44 PM  
Late! Sorry!
 
2020-07-14 9:43:02 PM  

crypticsatellite: Late! Sorry!


I was worried the squatch got you.
 
2020-07-14 9:45:55 PM  
I believe that some people can see the future.  There's a lot of mysterious stuff out there.  I witness it a lot less since I'm so sober lately.
 
2020-07-14 9:50:58 PM  
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2020-07-14 9:51:55 PM  
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2020-07-14 9:58:03 PM  
I need a drink.
 
2020-07-14 10:00:01 PM  
Is anybody else seeing these freaky schizophrenia commercials?  Or is it only me?
 
2020-07-14 10:07:51 PM  

IronTom: Is anybody else seeing these freaky schizophrenia commercials?  Or is it only me?


No, but that dog is telling you to kill your neighbors.... because they always look through their blinds and spy on you.
Their talking about you right now.
 
2020-07-14 10:09:44 PM  

deadromanoff: IronTom: Is anybody else seeing these freaky schizophrenia commercials?  Or is it only me?

No, but that dog is telling you to kill your neighbors.... because they always look through their blinds and spy on you.
Their talking about you right now.


Shh, no, not that dog. Not the dog in my hair that whispers in my ear.  Those neighbors are fishy.  I, I think I hear them now 'deadromanoff, deadromanoff, deadromanofffffffffff'
 
2020-07-14 10:16:34 PM  
Having Highclere Castle Gin and Fever Tree lite tonic water.  It ain't bad.
 
2020-07-14 10:17:55 PM  
Oh, Aliens of the Deep is on.
 
2020-07-14 10:21:05 PM  

IronTom: Is anybody else seeing these freaky schizophrenia commercials?  Or is it only me?


I haven't seen one, but I've been making a chicken quesadilla in the kitchen for a little while..
 
2020-07-14 10:29:28 PM  
Did the chicken quesadilla talk to you?
 
2020-07-14 10:30:58 PM  

IronTom: Did the chicken quesadilla talk to you?


Don't be silly. The sour cream is the public relations representative of the items in the fridge.
 
2020-07-14 10:32:08 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: Did the chicken quesadilla talk to you?

Don't be silly. The sour cream is the public relations representative of the items in the fridge.


BRB, I have to make sure the fridge door is closed.  They might be plotting against me.
 
2020-07-14 10:48:32 PM  
That is pretty cool about the pre-nuclear metal thing.  Not sure I understood it as much since it just popped up out of mummies, glass sculls, soothsayers, and schizo commercials.  It sounded like there is a difference between old metals and metals that were minted after humans started blowing up nukes.  Sounds like a good asteroid mining bennie.
 
2020-07-14 10:52:22 PM  
No new song updates, I've been trying to program MIDI with Score editing software to get the pentatonic/hexagonic chord progression loaded in so the computer can do the 5/4 and 6/4 time.  There is a spot where it converts to 4/4 for head banging.  Headbanging in 5/4 and 6/4 gets the head bonged.
 
2020-07-14 10:52:55 PM  

IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: Did the chicken quesadilla talk to you?

Don't be silly. The sour cream is the public relations representative of the items in the fridge.

BRB, I have to make sure the fridge door is closed.  They might be plotting against me.


They send out memos.
 
2020-07-14 10:57:20 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: Did the chicken quesadilla talk to you?

Don't be silly. The sour cream is the public relations representative of the items in the fridge.

BRB, I have to make sure the fridge door is closed.  They might be plotting against me.

They send out memos.


Through the ice machine.  I knew it.  It's those bar codes.  They all have secret memos from the store.
 
2020-07-14 10:57:31 PM  

IronTom: No new song updates, I've been trying to program MIDI with Score editing software to get the pentatonic/hexagonic chord progression loaded in so the computer can do the 5/4 and 6/4 time.  There is a spot where it converts to 4/4 for head banging.  Headbanging in 5/4 and 6/4 gets the head bonged.


I went on Craigslist and was looking for a full-size 88-key MIDI piano. There are some good deals around, but some people want a lot more than they're worth.

Don't try to tell me this keyboard is worth 80% of its new retail price in 1998. I don't care if it's "barely used."
 
2020-07-14 11:00:25 PM  
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2020-07-14 11:04:14 PM  
Sorry, everyone. Work crap.
 
2020-07-14 11:09:07 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: No new song updates, I've been trying to program MIDI with Score editing software to get the pentatonic/hexagonic chord progression loaded in so the computer can do the 5/4 and 6/4 time.  There is a spot where it converts to 4/4 for head banging.  Headbanging in 5/4 and 6/4 gets the head bonged.

I went on Craigslist and was looking for a full-size 88-key MIDI piano. There are some good deals around, but some people want a lot more than they're worth.

Don't try to tell me this keyboard is worth 80% of its new retail price in 1998. I don't care if it's "barely used."


And then you hope that all the keys work.  I'm guessing you're looking for piano-weighted keys.  There is also synth-weighted, but they are very easy to press with no momentum, but sometimes have after-touch which lets you press down harder after hitting the key to trigger some effect like vibrato.  A pitch bend and modulation wheel are nice for when you do synth stuff.  The main thing to look for might be USB MIDI.  Otherwise you'll need a MIDI-to-USB converter to get the MIDI into your computer.

I have a 61-key kbd, which is fine for me, but I bet you are a much better keyboard player than me, and can appreciate having all the keys there at the same time.  Novation is a good brand, Native Instruments makes good ones, but both of those are probably more controllers than keyboards.  M-Audio ones look good.  The Keyboard is mainly mechanical, and they don't usually fall in price as much since they aren't all software and stay working for years.

It is exciting that you are looking into this.  You'll be happy with the whole new world it will give you.
 
2020-07-14 11:09:30 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: One of my favorites:
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2020-07-14 11:10:27 PM  

crypticsatellite: Sorry, everyone. Work crap.


I hate work crap. I don't even know if there will BE work this year. Nobody has an answer as to when we're going back to school and if they're going to have extracurriculars, performance groups...

It's all just kind of a nebulous question mark over people's heads.
 
2020-07-14 11:15:40 PM  

IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: No new song updates, I've been trying to program MIDI with Score editing software to get the pentatonic/hexagonic chord progression loaded in so the computer can do the 5/4 and 6/4 time.  There is a spot where it converts to 4/4 for head banging.  Headbanging in 5/4 and 6/4 gets the head bonged.

I went on Craigslist and was looking for a full-size 88-key MIDI piano. There are some good deals around, but some people want a lot more than they're worth.

Don't try to tell me this keyboard is worth 80% of its new retail price in 1998. I don't care if it's "barely used."

And then you hope that all the keys work.  I'm guessing you're looking for piano-weighted keys.  There is also synth-weighted, but they are very easy to press with no momentum, but sometimes have after-touch which lets you press down harder after hitting the key to trigger some effect like vibrato.  A pitch bend and modulation wheel are nice for when you do synth stuff.  The main thing to look for might be USB MIDI.  Otherwise you'll need a MIDI-to-USB converter to get the MIDI into your computer.

I have a 61-key kbd, which is fine for me, but I bet you are a much better keyboard player than me, and can appreciate having all the keys there at the same time.  Novation is a good brand, Native Instruments makes good ones, but both of those are probably more controllers than keyboards.  M-Audio ones look good.  The Keyboard is mainly mechanical, and they don't usually fall in price as much since they aren't all software and stay working for years.

It is exciting that you are looking into this.  You'll be happy with the whole new world it will give you.


Yamaha makes a weighted hammer-action full-size keyboard. It feels like you're playing one of their grands, and responds just as well. If you hit the key harder, it's not just louder, but you can actually hear the click of the hammer travel up and strike the strings. Yamaha samples every key several times under different conditions to make it sound like an acoustic instrument. If we get another "stimulus" maybe I'll see if I can find a Yamaha P70 or P60 for $500. Those are the instruments I had in my piano lab in Phoenix. We had 24 student pianos plus mine, with a central computer so I could pair students up, and listen to what they were working on at the touch of a button.
 
2020-07-14 11:23:19 PM  

IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: No new song updates, I've been trying to program MIDI with Score editing software to get the pentatonic/hexagonic chord progression loaded in so the computer can do the 5/4 and 6/4 time.  There is a spot where it converts to 4/4 for head banging.  Headbanging in 5/4 and 6/4 gets the head bonged.

I went on Craigslist and was looking for a full-size 88-key MIDI piano. There are some good deals around, but some people want a lot more than they're worth.

Don't try to tell me this keyboard is worth 80% of its new retail price in 1998. I don't care if it's "barely used."

And then you hope that all the keys work.  I'm guessing you're looking for piano-weighted keys.  There is also synth-weighted, but they are very easy to press with no momentum, but sometimes have after-touch which lets you press down harder after hitting the key to trigger some effect like vibrato.  A pitch bend and modulation wheel are nice for when you do synth stuff.  The main thing to look for might be USB MIDI.  Otherwise you'll need a MIDI-to-USB converter to get the MIDI into your computer.

I have a 61-key kbd, which is fine for me, but I bet you are a much better keyboard player than me, and can appreciate having all the keys there at the same time.  Novation is a good brand, Native Instruments makes good ones, but both of those are probably more controllers than keyboards.  M-Audio ones look good.  The Keyboard is mainly mechanical, and they don't usually fall in price as much since they aren't all software and stay working for years.

It is exciting that you are looking into this.  You'll be happy with the whole new world it will give you.


I looked at Korg and a couple other brands, but Yamaha was much more bang for the buck. The first 8 pianos plus teacher workstation cost $25,000. The next school year I bought the remaining to make the total 25. All the other teachers in the district were envious of me.
 
2020-07-14 11:30:27 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Yamaha P70


Amazon had the Yamaha P71 in that price range.  Not sure it has MIDI though., There was this one:
Yamaha P45, 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano (P45B)

But I expect you know what you want.  I don't have much experience in this kind of kbd.

That sounds like quite a setup at the school.  It would be great to hear some of your music someday.  Maybe when you get the piano, you can hook it to the computer and press record :)
 
2020-07-14 11:41:47 PM  

IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: Yamaha P70

Amazon had the Yamaha P71 in that price range.  Not sure it has MIDI though., There was this one:
Yamaha P45, 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano (P45B)

But I expect you know what you want.  I don't have much experience in this kind of kbd.

That sounds like quite a setup at the school.  It would be great to hear some of your music someday.  Maybe when you get the piano, you can hook it to the computer and press record :)


The P45 is just a couple years older than the 60, 70, and 71, I think. My first ones in the lab were 60s and then Yamaha stopped making them the second year of my program and I had to order 70s. They're basically the same thing.
 
2020-07-14 11:44:26 PM  
I'd love some notation software that writes down exactly what I play. I don't think Garage Band does that. In school we used Sebelius, but it was expensive and really touchy. If you didn't have perfect tempo, you'd end up with 128th notes and rests because you were just a little too early or a little too late.
 
2020-07-14 11:45:22 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: Yamaha P70

Amazon had the Yamaha P71 in that price range.  Not sure it has MIDI though., There was this one:
Yamaha P45, 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano (P45B)

But I expect you know what you want.  I don't have much experience in this kind of kbd.

That sounds like quite a setup at the school.  It would be great to hear some of your music someday.  Maybe when you get the piano, you can hook it to the computer and press record :)

The P45 is just a couple years older than the 60, 70, and 71, I think. My first ones in the lab were 60s and then Yamaha stopped making them the second year of my program and I had to order 70s. They're basically the same thing.


Too bad they don't have a Yamaha P88.  Do you know what I'm saying?  How cool would that be?  :)
 
2020-07-14 11:45:32 PM  
Where did cryptic go?

Squatch get him?
 
2020-07-14 11:47:15 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I


Pro Tools does that.  It watches the MIDI you play and will convert it into scores.  And if you weren't recording and played something you like, it was still listening and will remember what you played.  I've use the Play-Keyboard-Get_Score before, but It looks like I don't know how to play keyboards.
 
2020-07-14 11:48:49 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Where did cryptic go?

Squatch get him?


Maybe battling robot squatches from the future.

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2020-07-14 11:48:54 PM  

IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: IronTom: ecmoRandomNumbers: Yamaha P70

Amazon had the Yamaha P71 in that price range.  Not sure it has MIDI though., There was this one:
Yamaha P45, 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano (P45B)

But I expect you know what you want.  I don't have much experience in this kind of kbd.

That sounds like quite a setup at the school.  It would be great to hear some of your music someday.  Maybe when you get the piano, you can hook it to the computer and press record :)

The P45 is just a couple years older than the 60, 70, and 71, I think. My first ones in the lab were 60s and then Yamaha stopped making them the second year of my program and I had to order 70s. They're basically the same thing.

Too bad they don't have a Yamaha P88.  Do you know what I'm saying?  How cool would that be?  :)


Heh. They have a new series of classroom-level / gigging pianos with a different prefix now. They really are good pianos. They feel real. I like that because the stuff I make up/compose is a biatch to write out and play on a piano with synth action. I've never needed a portamento/pitch bend wheel.
 
2020-07-14 11:51:41 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'd love some notation software that writes down exactly what I play. I don't think Garage Band does that. In school we used Sebelius, but it was expensive and really touchy. If you didn't have perfect tempo, you'd end up with 128th notes and rests because you were just a little too early or a little too late.


You can get free Sibelius from Avid.
 
2020-07-14 11:55:16 PM  
Watching Avid's Sibelius video and they pronounce it Seh-bell'-ious.  I always called it Sigh-bee'-lee-us.  Gotta get some culture.
 
2020-07-14 11:56:04 PM  
Or maybe Seh-bay'-lius
 
2020-07-14 11:57:27 PM  
Twenty bucks? These kinds of programs were well over a grand for a site license when I was in college. It was like buying Photoshop. Super expensive.
 
2020-07-14 11:59:42 PM  
I've always known it as Se-BELL-ee-us.
 
2020-07-15 12:00:40 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Twenty bucks? These kinds of programs were well over a grand for a site license when I was in college. It was like buying Photoshop. Super expensive.


It is showing as free for me, maybe because I use Pro Tools.  Still $20 is pretty good if it does what you need.
 
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