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bobbyray21
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What instrument does Mark Foster start playing at 1:41?


Notice he's not playing the keyboard; he's just tapping his fingers on something.

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You can maybe see what he is doing better here at 0:27

If the answer is simply a "a synthesizer", then let me rephrase to ask what it is he's doing on said synthesizer.

That's it. I always wondered what the hell he was tapping on, but never asked.








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TheDoc
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It's a midi-controller/sampler keyboard

You program a sample into it and its triggered by whatever button you choose







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bobbyray21
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It's a midi-controller/sampler keyboard

You program a sample into it and its triggered by whatever button you choose


Thanks.

I think that stuff is really interesting. How does one turn a snippet of music into a midi file?






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3xlsugrad
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re: What instrument does Mark Foster start playing at 1:41?


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I think that stuff is really interesting. How does one turn a snippet of music into a midi file?
One does not simply turn a snippet of music into a midi file.

ETA: I apologize for being too damn lazy to make a quality meme for this.



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TheDoc
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How does one turn a snippet of music into a midi file?


he could have essentially taken just a part of the recorded version, made a wav file of it and converted it to a midi file and then used his midi controller to trigger it.

a band here in baton rouge, prom date, use to use nintendo controllers and stuff to trigger MIDI files. even had the nintendo track pad.






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bobbyray21
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Interdasting.

I was messing around on craigslist the other day looking to see if there were any free hand jobs for the taking and then i meandered over to the music equipment for sale portion and saw some people selling synthesizers with widely varying prices. I googled some of them to just read up what they do, and it was like focking reading hieroglyphics. Most people that are as "in" to music as I am have at least dabbled in making it and can probably intellignetly converse with others on the subject.

I can't.

Where does one start? I think half of making electronic music is stealing the right music to sample or tweak into something else. In that sense, I think I might be good at it in that I think I have a good ear and a lotta music to draw from. But I wouldn't know where to start.

Anybody on here make electronic music, and want to teach a course entitled "Making BobbyRay21 the World's Greatest EDM DJ For Dummies"?






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3xlsugrad
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I was messing around on craigslist the other day looking to see if there were any free hand jobs for the taking






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