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(Rhizome)   And now, a song with 21 million notes. Suck it, Yngwie   ( divider line
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2013-10-11 10:58:25 PM  
Watched a bunch of these videos. Not one of them was listenable without the accompanying "colored notes falling from the sky" video.
2013-10-11 11:33:50 PM  
so, it's a pretty normal aphex twin song?

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2013-10-12 04:42:35 AM  
Why not just program it to play 8,388,608th notes and have it play the same three-note chord for one measure?
2013-10-12 07:40:49 AM  
yeah but does it have dragons?
2013-10-12 08:55:49 AM  

CSM101: so, it's a pretty normal aphex twin song?

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Yeah, because what does he know about music, anyway? Pshaw!
2013-10-12 09:28:23 AM  

TNel: 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.

Hey I learned something today. I was wondering what happened there.
2013-10-12 06:03:53 PM  
Although it's technically possible to have a YouTube video drive the MIDI synth on your local computer -- and if I were a Googler, my 20% project would be a music tuition program that did just that -- it's not what's happening here.  Someone created a video with an MP3 soundtrack on a computer with a MIDI polyphony of 128 or fewer notes, which would be most non-prosumer soundcards, and the resulting garbage output has been preserved for posterity.

The computer music programmers of my 8-bit youth rarely had more than 3 pitches and a burst of random noise to work with, and the best of them created chiptunes that are still catchy today.  Black MIDIists: Hip Tanaka and Rob Hubbard frown upon your shenanigans.
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