Dave Weinstein Posted February 19, 2004 Share Posted February 19, 2004 (edited) There are a number of reasons electronic versions of Concertinas would be nice to have: Layout experimentations: It's a lot easier to try a layout change (whether it is changing one or two notes, or a complete new design) when it can be tested instantly and with essentially no additional cost. Note I am assuming here that the Anglo versions would allow for SYSEX (SYStem EXclusive messages - instrument specific commands in the MIDI world) control over the key layout. Private practice: Being able to practice when playing an acoustic instrument would cause a problem (travelling, night hours in an apartment complex with thin walls, or because family would wake) is a definite plus. Recording: The ability to record the notes precisely as played (with timing information) might make teaching easier, especially for instruments, like Concertinas, which are uncommon. If a teacher played a piece on a MIDI instrument, the MIDI version (along with audio versions played on a traditional Concertina, since no MIDI concertina is going to sound right[*]) could be put on a CD or a web site to help see exactly what is being played and when. Recording Redux: People who play only concertinas would be able to multitrack themselves if they wanted to record their own backing playing a different instrument. Play the piece once as a flute, and then play back along with yourself with your normal Concertina. --Dave (*) It would theoretically be possible to come close, with a lot of sampling and a very skilled patch builder. It is unlikely to be worth the effort. Edited February 19, 2004 by Dave Weinstein Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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