A very interesting article that discusses what will the change from MIDI 1.0 to MIDI 2.0 bring to us. In MIDI 1.0, all data was in 7-bit values. That means musical qualities were quantized on a scale of 0 to 127. Features like volume, pitch, and how much of the sound should come out ofContinue reading “MIDI 2.0 is coming! And music is going to sound very different”
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When iTunes lies: Finding the right Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Massive Attack song
In 1990, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan collaborated with Michael Brook and released an album called Mustt Mustt. [You might know Michael Brook as the guy who invented the Infinite Guitar which was used for the haunting notes on U2’s With or Without You] It combined a traditional Qawalli style song with guitar and produced aContinue reading “When iTunes lies: Finding the right Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Massive Attack song”
Michael Jackson “Leave me alone” and “Tabloid Junkie”
Back in the early 90s, when I was growing up, I thought I had all of Michael Jackson’s albums in my tape collection. I was surprised when I first saw this video on MTV India of the song “Leave me Alone”, as I had never heard this song before. The credits on the song attributedContinue reading “Michael Jackson “Leave me alone” and “Tabloid Junkie””
Music Subscription Services: Partial Album Catalogues
I do not quite understand at this point what could result in only a partial album to be available through a subscription service. Maybe since this is a Motion Picture Soundtrack comprising of different artists, each of the individual artists is prevented by their labels from being available through particular subscription services. I am gladContinue reading “Music Subscription Services: Partial Album Catalogues”
Personalized Auto-Mix on URGE
So now URGE is trying to close the gap between it’s service and Yahoo! Music Unlimited. I hope it is at least as sophisticated as Yahoo!
The sanctity of a complete album
Does having playlists of mp3s in random order mask the “full album” experience that we used to have a not so long time ago? Back in the tape days, I would have complete albums which I would play and get used to – discovering more songs, hearing the artists’ (or music label’s) version of whatContinue reading “The sanctity of a complete album”
Conversations at SI
Him: What was your undergrad major? Me: Computer Engineering. Him: Wow!!! Me: How about you? Him: Psychology. Me: Wow!!! [We both are interested in Human Computer Interaction]
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits – Alchemy Live!
Alchemy version of Sultans of Swing seems to be one of the most beautiful songs ever! He had performed it again when he was in Mumbai – it was really amazing – but not quite like the Alchemy version.