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re: Death Metal for Piano? (self.musicmakers) submitted by deathcorefuriosa
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

The only thing I know how to play are 2 turntables (no microphone) and When the Saints Come Marching In on keyboards : )

re: Death Metal for Piano? (self.musicmakers) submitted by deathcorefuriosa
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

O.k. so, metal is not my thing. It just isn't.

But...check this out: https://www.cbc.ca/music/heavy-metal-and-classical-music-have-more-in-common-than-you-think-1.5262655

Personally, most of the musicians that I've met and that I admire, whether they be rock guitarists, hip-hop djs, classical fans, etc. all of them, at some some point, come to Brahms.

Here's a little taste from the article:

While the baroque period seems to be particularly fertile ground for heavy metal musings, the Romantics, who were certainly no strangers to dark ruminations, chromaticism, virtuosity and over-the-top drama, certainly provide fodder for modern-day metal. Here's Rachel Barton Pine explaining how Brahms's Violin Concerto in D minor influenced everyone from Van Halen to Scorpions.

So, don't worry about "death metal piano tabs"...it's already been done, about 150 years ago, and it was a "Classical" guy who did it.

Seriously, I know it sounds weird, but Brahms is the man.

Check him out.

p.s. I know the bands listed (as being influenced by Brahms) aren't "death metal", but...it's close enough.

re: Diana Ross -- Upside Down Video HQ (youtube.com) submitted by 1200mk2
1200mk2's reply 1 year ago

Probably because it's from the 70s and Stranger Things is all about the 80s.

The song is also about a woman dating a man who's cheating on her, but she doesn't care because the sex is so good.

Doesn't really fit, does it?

re: Record executive Joe Smith died Monday at 91 - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com) submitted by drtom
1200mk2's reply 2 years ago

Yeah, no one knew who this dude was but...from the article:

In 1961, he moved to Los Angeles and began working with independent distributors but returned to radio shortly before being offered a job as Warner Bros’ national promotion manager and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the company’s president in 1972.

During his tenure, Smith worked with some of rock’s biggest stars including Van Morrison, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Doobie Brothers and the Grateful Dead, whose members reportedly tried persuading Smith to drop LSD so he’d “get” their music. He abstained.


Some of the biggest, most influential pop and rock stars from the early days in vinyl to the CD era — Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Joni Mitchell, among them — have Joe Smith to thank for shepherding their careers.

He was a great that no one knew about...rip.

re: Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz (stereogum.com) submitted by robig
1200mk2's reply 2 years ago

So first, thanks for posting a good article about a good jazz band I've never heard of - second, thanks for posting about jazz, period.

At some point I think jazz will make a resurgence, it's just going to take....a while.

Also, stereogum.com is still awesome.

re: 10 Best External Sound Cards (wonderfulengineering.com) submitted by gracelinn0191
1200mk2's reply 2 years ago

This is...this is like a "10 Worst External Sound Cards" list. Over half of these no one in music production has ever even heard of.

Try this instead: https://headcycle.com/h/musicmakers/comments/9ce87cb08f0e/a-guide-to-inexpensive-music-production-for

re: Employer's GPS Tracking Solution Checklist (business.com) submitted by briellemathis
1200mk2's reply 3 years ago

Yeah this is...a really weird post. Who on earth does the original poster think they'll get to actually read the article?

re: THE WIKISINGER (vimeo.com) submitted by 1200mk2
1200mk2's reply 3 years ago

From a video stand point they shot the same guy in about 10 different places. They used stop motion for the visual effects, but they just recorded the sound naturally to exemplify the difference a room makes in terms of reverb.

Reverb is basically how music echos in a natural setting.

Ever wondered why jazz clubs always have red or black velvet curtains on the wallls? No reverb.

If you watch the video again check out the difference in sound between the underground cellar and the church.

Basically reverb is how sound bounces off certain materials (large marble church vs small wooden wine cellar) and how big the room is - bigger means longer time to echo, but it also sounds bigger. Smaller means a more dead sound.

In the 50s doo wop groups always recorded in bathrooms or echo rooms (specifically made for sound in studios - Columbia is the best know for this).

You can reproduce it digitally, but it never sounds as good as the real thing.

Here's another example: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/24/a-water-tank-turned-music-venue

re: Washed Out: Floating By (vimeo.com) submitted by melblanctunes
1200mk2's reply 4 years ago

Never thought about Vimeo as a place for good music. This is much better than expected. Maybe the staff at Vimeo really has some taste.

re: VST in Reason (youtube.com) submitted by 1200mk2
1200mk2's reply 4 years ago


re: deleted (youtu.be) submitted by djfrodo
1200mk2's reply 4 years ago

Just realized this is on a loop...and it's been over for about an hour.

re: deleted (youtu.be) submitted by djfrodo
1200mk2's reply 4 years ago

Blech. It's looks cold, rainy, and...kinda sparse in terms of the number of people.

re: Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 (vimeo.com) submitted by whatthefcuk
1200mk2's reply 4 years ago

Kinda weird to upvote a story about someone's death, but I'm doing it for the video, not Charlie's death.

Here's the official announcement