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Creating In Spite Of Your Computer

Ron Hess talks about computers and the creative process

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Strategic Profit Sharing

July 21, 2008

Ron Hess talk about sharing work vs. doing gigs solo

Learning Software, Part 2: Upgrading Efficiently

July 16, 2008

Ron Hess talks about mastering the art of the software upgrade

Learning Software, Part 1: Creative Cramming

July 8, 2008

Ron Hess talks about expediting the learning process for software and upgrades

Orchestration: You’ve Got To Know Your Limitations

July 1, 2008

Ron Hess talks about successfully dealing with orchestra and orchestrator limitations

Orchestration: Finding Your Own Voice

June 25, 2008

Ron Hess talks about how orchestrators can look within themselves and find their own voice

All Dressed Up With No Place To Go?

June 17, 2008

Ron Hess talks about musicianship, entrepreneurship, and how they can work together in a career.

Truth In Advertising For Composers

June 9, 2008

Recently we looked at the topic of bridging the essentially unbridgeable: music you can hear versus music you can see. One topic we didn’t tackle was the brewing identity crisis spawned by technology which blurs the descriptions of the jobs we do, particularly when it comes to that other, unwritten part of the paycheck: screen […]

MIDI Transcription: A Workable, Systematic Method, Part 2

May 28, 2008

In part 1, we made our preparations for our leap across the Grand Canyon that separates the conceptual worlds of music that you hear and music that you see. At this point, you should have a clear idea of the character of the music you are translating and, if your software is thusly adjustable, you […]

Midi Transcription: A Workable, Systematic Method, Part 1

May 20, 2008

The worlds of midi performance and notated music, at their essence, are incompatible, and will probably remain so into perpetuity. Because “forte” has many contextual midi interpretations, and a key velocity of 95 has many outcomes based on what it’s triggering, a complete, mechanized translation scheme between the two dimensions simply isn’t feasible. That’s where […]