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Synthesis
making music with your computer
(R. Bigoni)


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The applet on this page allows you to:

Of course it is necessary that your system is equipped with tools of sound reproduction (speakers, headphones, etc.).

To simulate the notes of an instrument:

To record a new melody:

Tempo and beats per minute (bpm)
tempo bpm
Largo 40-60
Larghetto 60-66
Adagio 66-76
Andante 76-108
Moderato 108-120
Allegro 120-168
Presto 168-200
Prestissimo 200-208

When composing a melody, by clicking on the button TABLE, you get the display of the sequence of notes entered up to that moment. Acting on this table, you can check and modify the sequence of notes entered, their type and their duration. Opening the tables of two or more instruments, the values in column tick allow you to check their synchronization. You can:

At the end of the composition of one or more melodies, you can:

The Save Midi item of the applet menu starts a procedure that asks you to name the file to be produced (plain name, without the extension, that is mandatory *.midi) and to confirm the operation.

If you confirm, you are prompted to select the folder on your system. Choose the folder and confirm, to download the file from the server of this site to your system.

The *.midi format is recognized by most of the sound player programs. So, if you open the destination folder and click on the file icon, you should listen the music played by the default audio/video program or by another you may have installed in your system.

The Save Source item of the applet menu starts a procedure that asks you to name the file to be produced (plain name, without the extension, that is mandatory *.syn) and to confirm the operation.

A source file encodes only the notes and their durations, not the possible volume changes, which are effective only in listening or in the production of the *.midi file.

To reprocess or recompile a source file (with extension *.syn), previously saved to a folder on your system, you must first upload it to the server, where it is kept for an hour. To do this, click on the Upload item in the applet menu and select the source file to be loaded. Only after your *.syn file was reloaded on the server, by clicking the File item in the applet menu, you can select it and work on it, that is expand it, fix it, save new versions, create new *.midi files, etc.

From these midi files, saved to a folder on your computer, you can create files in other more popular formats like *.mp3. To get these files, you can use applications available on the Internet, like, for example, SolMiRe.

Three examples of audio files generated with the same source but with different combinations of two instruments

Some pieces from the Book of Anna Magdalena Bach.

Anthology of 17th and 18th centuries

A well-known piece of Beethoven: Für Elise.

 


last revised: 30/11/2015