It sounds funny

Suppose you have grown tired of the 150 styles that came with your keyboard. You want to expand your options to the 10,000+ styles available on the Internet by using the Accompaniment Machine. You download and try out styles and find that some are strange and that the sound of others is not as good […]

Checking your computer audio setup

Most of us purchase a computer with an installed sound card. Our total interaction over the life of the machine is to plug the speakers into the green jack and a microphone into the pink jack. Usually things work.

On the other hand, if you get involved with audio software like a DAW (digital-audio-workstation), it’s […]

Recording computer sound card output

In a previous article, I reviewed procedures for recording keyboard performances using Audacity. With this program, you can record audio signals of any length to WAV files and export them as MP3 files. In many cases, it would be useful to record the output of your computer sound card (in other words, create audio files […]

Replacing Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth

In developing the Accompaniment Machine (AMac), I used the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth as an alternate MIDI output to test port redirection in the program. Until now, I thought the problems of the driver were limited to bad sound and no options (you can’t adjust any sound parameters like reverb, chorus,…). Working with the AMac […]