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Edgy.DQM MIDI Setup

When this setup is loaded, right-clicking on the Pitch-to-MIDI title bar or any non-control portion of the dialog will open Help at this topic.

Edgy.DQM uses three voices of Tremolo Strings (44) with Scales set to Chromatic (all notes) and +/-Note set to 3, 7, and 10. Tempo is 300 BPM. Track Min-Max range is 100-500 Hz. With proper Track Threshold adjustment, this setup can be used in either DaqMusiq or KaleidoSynth mode.

There is no Changes script.

The default setup produces an "edgy jazz" sound reminiscent of 1960s grade "B" detective movies. It works best in KaleidoSynth mode where Track Threshold is carefully adjusted so the sound is just on the edge of cutting out. Start by setting a low value (large negative dB) so the sound is on continuously, then raise it until you get a slightly stacatto performance with bursts of sound interspersed with pauses.

With the Track Min frequency around 100 Hz, there is a deep, "ominous" backround. As you raise Min, the performance becomes brighter. Try raising Max as well, for occasional fanfares of high notes.

This +3, +7, +10 pattern for +/-Notes works fairly well for most other instruments. Try mixing and matching different instrument combinations using this same pattern.

For a rythmic percussion performance, try "Melodic Tom" (117) at +3, "Steel Drums" (114) at +7, and "Timpani" (47) at +10. Now try changing each of the +/-Notes values to its negative.

For more variations, add or subtract the same constant to each of the +/-Note values to slide the scale and the feel of the performance around. (Avoid setting any +/-Note value to 0, to prevent a steady or prolonged note.) And of course, try other +/-Note combinations. These affect more than the overall pitch and harmony, because they change the feedback to produce different sequences as well.

See also Example MIDI Setup Files, MIDI Setup Files, Musical Frontiers, DaqMusiq, KaleidoSynth, Pitch-to-MIDI dialog, Pitch Track Toolbox - Overview, Spectrogram / Pitch Track Controls, Spectrogram / Pitch Track (Sgram/PT)


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