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software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« on: April 17, 2008, 07:19:56 AM »

Someone posted this over on the discogs forum and I thought readers here would be interested...


http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20606/?a=f

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Peter Neubäcker, a former German guitar maker turned programmer, has done what many in the computer-music business believed impossible.

A new piece of software called Direct Note Access, first publicly demonstrated by Neubäcker and his company Celemony Software last month, will for the first time allow computers to analyze the digitized sounds of guitar or piano chords, or even multi-instrument recordings, and then extract and modify individual notes.

Computers have revolutionized the recording process, giving sound engineers wide latitude to manipulate notes recorded singly--to change their pitch, their tempo, or where they fall. But teasing apart notes recorded simultaneously, as in a six-string guitar chord, has never before been practical.

"In terms of sound processing, this is kind of the holy grail," says Michael Bierylo, a guitarist and professor of computer music at Boston's Berklee College of Music. "It's something everyone more or less thought we couldn't do."

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 09:33:46 AM »
Interesting development, though it's probably debatable as to whether it will result in "better" music.  Think of the mischief caused by Autotune; some things probably should not be "fixed" in the mix.

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 09:49:01 AM »
Better music.  I like that one. :-X
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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 02:35:32 PM »
I'd be curious to hear the results of a Neil Young album or two processed by Direct Note Access.    ;)

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 05:43:48 PM »
I'd be curious to hear the results of a Neil Young album or two processed by Direct Note Access.    ;)

Now, maybe, if they found a way to add the warble back in, maybe we'd have something! ;)

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 01:37:40 PM »
Aren't they the makers of Melodyne? I thought in that you could manipulate the notes provided you had expanded things out to see them within the waveform? My buddy has it, it's an interesting piece of software. I am not sure how often he uses it though.


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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 09:47:33 AM »
Sounds like something that would be more fun to "misuse" in hopes of getting unpredictable results.

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 02:08:09 PM »
Better music.  I like that one. :-X

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008, 09:08:54 PM »
There's an article on Autotune in this week's New Yorker.  Didn't know that it was used on Cher's 'Believe.'  I always thought that that was a vocoder.

Here's the link:

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2008/06/09/080609crmu_music_frerejones

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008, 01:43:16 AM »
"Direct Note Access has confirmed unwanted dissonance in your chordal structure" 

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Re: software to extract and modify individual notes of chords...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 10:01:43 PM »
Found this very odd website called "Halfbakery" that had an entry for a "choir autotuner" that somehow hit my funny bone:

http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Choir_20autotuner#1059411600

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