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digitalboytn
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1154 posts since 7 Dec, 2008, from Global Cowboy

Postby digitalboytn; Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:39 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

thecontrolcentre wrote:IIRC it was General Midi himself who chose those sounds ... they rock for military style stuff :ud:


This is almost correct....but not quite...

In the beginning General MIDI used to pick his own sounds,but after he lost his right arm and was wounded in the left buttocks,he found it too difficult to sit for prolonged periods of time...

So he left the task to his assistant,but unfortunately,he was tone deaf and dyslexic,as well as suffering from dwarfism...

Not one to be deterred,General MIDI appointed his son,General MIDI 2 as the keeper of the flame and he was doing a fine job until he was struck by a crochet and mortally wounded at the Battle of Agincourt...

Unfortunately,things have not progressed so much in MIDI land after that time...

And anyone who tells you a different story about MIDI development is lying through their teeth :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....
chk071
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Postby chk071; Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:57 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

A 21 gun salute to General MIDI. And Major DAW.
Watchful
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Postby Watchful; Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:46 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

chk071 wrote:A 21 gun salute to General MIDI. And Major DAW.


Sorry. The limit is 16 guns.
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vurt
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Postby vurt; Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:46 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

and private browsing!
chk071
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Postby chk071; Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:46 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

Watchful wrote:
chk071 wrote:A 21 gun salute to General MIDI. And Major DAW.


Sorry. The limit is 16 guns.


Well... 8 for MIDI then (coz 8-bit), and 64 for DAW. :P

vurt wrote:and private browsing!


:D
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digitalboytn
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1154 posts since 7 Dec, 2008, from Global Cowboy

Postby digitalboytn; Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:13 pm Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

Let's not forget Major Cockup's role in all of this....

He has an awful lot of explaining to do :wink:
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Postby AdvancedFollower; Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:54 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

vurt wrote:
sleepcircle wrote:
Oopi wrote:Where is supersaw, well there is none. And wub-wub sounds these unmusical dubsteb -like sounds are nowhere to be found. It just not forward thinking enough.


roland standardized the general midi soundset in 1991; the supersaw didn't exist until 1997 and the hard wub-wub didn't exist until 2011

so you're saying roland had no foresight, how can we trust a company that doesn't own a chrono-visor?


Well the Alpha Junos had the Hoover sound which is pretty close to a super-saw, just not baked into one oscillator.

But yeah, 1991 was this awkward time in history where happy meal-quality buttons, incremental data wheels and tiny 2-line segmented displays had replaced knobs and sliders, and "Digital Sound" was a badge of honor. By 1997, the trend reversed, with knobby/slider-y virtual analogs like the Virus, JP-8000, Nord Lead etc.
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Postby Acid Mitch; Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:24 am Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

AdvancedFollower wrote:
Well the Alpha Junos had the Hoover sound which is pretty close to a super-saw, just not baked into one oscillator.
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Alpha Juno hoover is a single oscillator sound.
Alpha Juno only has 1 osc per voice.
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tonedef71
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886 posts since 20 Sep, 2007, from USA

Postby tonedef71; Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:51 pm Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

Watchful wrote:Lots of sources exist for decent GM sounds, often free, as Sound Fonts if you don't want a dedicated piece of multi-sampled hardware.

Indeed. This particular company's entire business is all about making and selling premium quality GM/GS/XG soundfonts: https://www.gmsoundfont.com/
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Postby Watchful; Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:54 pm Re: Who was the person who chose general midi sounds

chk071 wrote:
Watchful wrote:
chk071 wrote:A 21 gun salute to General MIDI. And Major DAW.


Sorry. The limit is 16 guns.


Well... 8 for MIDI then (coz 8-bit), and 64 for DAW. :P

And that gunshot needs to be program 128.
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