Guitar Messages by Christopher Sung

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  1. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 15 Hits · 6/6/2012 3:04 PM
    There used to be 6. With the advent of the new Composer, a whole slew of string instrument sounds are now available, primarily guitar, bass, sitar, and banjo.
  2. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 5 Hits · 6/6/2012 2:25 PM
    Well, that tuning, you can definitely do, and the banjo is MIDI channel 106. Maybe I should add it to the patch options. I find it incredible that the MIDI powers that be created dedicated patches for fret noise (121) and a ringing telephone (...(more)
  3. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 1 Hits · 6/6/2012 1:47 PM
    Oddly, the 5-string banjo is the one instrument that's tough to replicate in the Composer because of the drone string that only covers from the 4th fret on. Hmm ... I'll have to think about that.
  4. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Artists Forum · 8 Hits · 6/6/2012 12:24 PM
    I am still constantly amazed how much street cred Aerosmith managed to maintain after going so commercial in the 90s, and since, with Joe Perry being the sideman du jour at every music celeb event, and Steven as an Idol judge. Their first four ...(more)
  5. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 15 Hits · 6/6/2012 12:11 AM
    You may remember the Composer -- it was made of brittle Shockwave technology and choked and sputtered while simultaneously bending to your will in making cool riffs from which we all learned in the multitude of lessons posted here. It has now b...(more)
  6. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 7 Hits · 5/31/2012 10:48 AM
    I've been knee-deep in rebuilding the new Composer, and since there hasn't been any spam activity in that forum, it'll probably stay in the short term, but on an extremely short leash -- like the length of a 32nd note ...
  7. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Open Forum · 7 Hits · 5/31/2012 10:45 AM
    After looking at this previous segment: It seems the defining trait of Eddie's teens was modding and jerry-rigging everything -- either out of neces...(more)
  8. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 5 Hits · 5/24/2012 12:46 AM
    Candidness is always appreciated ...
  9. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 8 Hits · 5/23/2012 10:49 PM
    There's a general search available at the top of every page, and most sections (like this one) have their own individual search boxes at left These two search boxes also have autocomplete, so as you type and pause, you can get suggestions on ex...(more)
  10. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Instructional Forum · 6 Hits · 5/23/2012 1:56 PM
    The authoritative-yet-hip British accent doesn't hurt either. Makes me want to break out my old Boss Chorus pedal (CH-3?) -- the one that after a decade of abuse, would only work if I gave it a good flat slam against a hard surface -- similar t...(more)
  11. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 11 Hits · 5/20/2012 12:07 PM
    Site search is coming back in the next day or two. Then the new Composer ... Hope all is well.
  12. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 8 Hits · 5/18/2012 12:55 PM
    If people keep coming and using the site, I will try my best to load it up full of features to make sharing guitar info easier ...
  13. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 3 Hits · 5/17/2012 1:33 PM
    Ah ... this is very good catch. I had a 'less than' sign next to 40 instead of less than or equals to, so that's why it was capped at 39. I guess I capped the Groove Builder at 40 mms because there becomes a certain point at which you can't re...(more)
  14. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 5 Hits · 5/17/2012 11:34 AM
    Sibilance .... Sibilance ... squawk...
  15. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 1 Hits · 5/17/2012 11:09 AM
    Hi Reid, In general, music playback can fail if too much data is being asked for. In some browsers, if you ask for a 32-bar groove to loop 16 times, it might not play because whatever helper app your browser uses to play MIDI can't handle that ...(more)
  16. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Open Forum · 678 Hits · 5/17/2012 11:00 AM
    Works fine for me. Couple things about sound: <ul><li>The first time you playback anything on the site, it can take a while for the sound to start. This is because the browser needs to load up whatever helper app it uses to playback the MIDI....(more)
  17. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 3 Hits · 5/9/2012 9:13 AM
    It seems like whenever big chains have issues, they fire their CEO, close stores, and tighten their belt, so I'm sure they'll be OK. However, the MI industry has undergone some consolidation the past few years, and I wouldn't be surprised if al...(more)
  18. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 1 Hits · 5/8/2012 11:23 AM
    Hi Mike, This was a good catch. Try it now and let me know if it works. I think I found the offending code that prevented it from working in certain versions of IE.
  19. Christopher Sung (9641)
    WholeNote Forum · 5 Hits · 5/8/2012 12:50 AM
    Hey JC, I had some free time during the early part of this year, so I put in a new foundation and changed the carpeting. If members start to find it useful, I'll add in a bunch of new functionality that's more in line with the current state of...(more)
  20. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Artists Forum · 8 Hits · 5/7/2012 11:22 PM
    If you didn't see it, there was video of him doing the John Coltrane tune 'Impressions' in the news item I referenced, which is the vid below, and has some shots of his technique. The general feeling I've gotten is that all modern jazz guitar s...(more)