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Old 09-24-2010, 07:35 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Here is the definition posted on the first entry. Read it.... Producing musical sound... A computer does not produce musical sound. It may produce music/noise via speakers but it is programmed to produce these sounds. Everything is coded and programmed on a computer for eventual output of some sort.... It is not an instrument....
So you're saying a computer isn't an instrument but software is.

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Old 09-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #132 (permalink)
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A contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds: a stringed instrument.


Here is the definition posted on the first entry. Read it.... Producing musical sound... A computer does not produce musical sound. It may produce music/noise via speakers but it is programmed to produce these sounds. Everything is coded and programmed on a computer for eventual output of some sort.... It is not an instrument....
a computer does make a musical sound because ALL SOUNDS can be classified as musical sounds. please don't be an idiot.





this is part of the earliest form of computer music



anything with a computer chip that processes ANY amount of data is technically a computer
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:41 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Nope,its not a Instrument.Computer is a machine which is a combination of software and hardware.
and how exactly does that declassify it as an instrument?

non-computer instruments you could say are ALL hardware, does software declassify music, so if a guitarist uses a pedal that contains software on a computer chip what ends up coming out of the amp is not music?
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:46 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Nope,its not a Instrument.Computer is a machine which is a combination of software and hardware.
You know what else could be described as "a machine which is a combination of software and hardware"? This:

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:09 AM   #135 (permalink)
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Or a guitar with a modelling amp. Or an electric piano.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:42 AM   #136 (permalink)
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What discounts or at least detracts credibility from a computer being an instrument is the fact that in it's not you playing the notes as and when you want to play them, it's you giving the computer a schedule of when to play what note. What I mean by this is that, say on guitar you wanted to play a song, you'd have to play the right notes in the right way at the right time. On a computer you tell the computer what notes to play and then rearrange what time it plays the notes. You couldn't "play" a computer live in that way. This is talking about sequencing, rather than if by "computer" you mean more loosely, such as a synth pad or something
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:10 PM   #137 (permalink)
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What discounts or at least detracts credibility from a computer being an instrument is the fact that in it's not you playing the notes as and when you want to play them, it's you giving the computer a schedule of when to play what note. What I mean by this is that, say on guitar you wanted to play a song, you'd have to play the right notes in the right way at the right time. On a computer you tell the computer what notes to play and then rearrange what time it plays the notes. You couldn't "play" a computer live in that way. This is talking about sequencing, rather than if by "computer" you mean more loosely, such as a synth pad or something
A laptop paired with a midi controller could just as easily output to a PA, and be as equally real time as anything else. In fact, with it, you pretty much have by far the most cost effective musical instrument available.

Plus, I personally think there's an amazing quality, and variance of sounds that can be achieved through modern VSTs. It's really stunning how big of a wasted potential VST technology is at the moment.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:31 AM   #139 (permalink)
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it's possibly not even the software but the plugin but if i go this far you guys wil probably kill me.my opinion is that the computer is used for many years as an instrument for example the 303 groovebox is a computer made for music using the piano like keys to make your melody,bass,drums,.... if you ask me even the electric guitar is a bit of a computer, definitely if you use a distortion of some kind.My conclusion if you say a computer can't be an instrument i do not agree.

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Old 11-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #140 (permalink)
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Technically, it may be by definition. But when I hear the word 'instrument,' I don't think of computer at all... I don't really consider it one.
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