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”
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”
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””
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”
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!
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”
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]
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.