November 25, 2004

I Love Technology

Happy Thanksgiving, etc., etc. Now, back to the kind of meaningless self-promotion this blog enables.

You may remember that I wrote an anti-abortion song called "Choice" a few months ago. You can track down the lyrics here if you need to refresh your memory. I said it was going to be a heavy song, but I would need a double bass pedal to get the sound I wanted, so I couldn't record a drum sample.

Until now.

I realized a couple days ago that my computer came with a demo of a program called Sibelius that lets you write music and then hear what it sounds like using Quicktime instruments. I spent the last few hours making "Choice" into a Sibelius song, guitars and all. It obviously sounds pretty weak with these MIDIfied instruments, but at least you can hear what I heard while I was writing the words. Check it out:

Click for MP3 (opens in a new window)

Who needs politics when there's music?

(And in case you were wondering, there's no way I'd be able to play that drum part in real life. I tried it last night and almost had a heart attack halfway through.)

Posted by CD on November 25, 2004 10:29 PM
Category: Music
Semi-Intelligent Comments

Well, I downloaded it. Woo Hoo! Unfortunately, I can't play yet. D'oh! I need to reinstall some programs that I never got to reinstalling after my last reformat. I'll try to give a listen at some point this week!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 28, 2004 03:14 PM
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