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by jimhenry
01-24-20 10:51 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Full Screen Sheet Music Count Off
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Full Screen Sheet Music Count Off

The number of bars given for the count in changes depending on the tempo (which is great) I haven't been able to play for quite a long time, so I am not up to date on the recent changes to Synthesia. If any of these comments don't make sense, I may be remembering things that aren't correct based on...
by jimhenry
01-04-20 1:42 pm
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate

Did you also estimate 2010? ;) (Only engineers worry about the technical correctness of their jokes. :ugeek: :roll: )
by jimhenry
01-04-20 12:43 am
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Synthesia 11 Release Estimate

So I roughly extrapolate an estimate that Synthesia 11 was released sometime in 2010????
by jimhenry
12-31-19 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The ONE Piano Hi-Lite and Synthesia
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: The ONE Piano Hi-Lite and Synthesia

If I remember correctly, it is bad practice to connect a shield at both ends of a cable. If connected at both ends, a current can flow in the shield and create a field rather than shielding the proper conductors contained in the shield from external electrical fields.
by jimhenry
11-17-19 8:16 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Android App for sight reading
Replies: 15
Views: 6478

Re: Android App for sight reading

Thank you for pointing out Functional Ear Training. The articles on Alain Benbassat's Functional Ear Training web site, https://www.miles.be/articles/, are worth reading too.
by jimhenry
11-12-19 2:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Play along with the Original Song
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Play along with the Original Song

Maybe it isn't as hard as it looks. If we say the premise is to help the musician play along with an MP3, then the MIDI/XML file is only driving the note display, not actually accompanying the MP3. It is the musicians responsibility to stay in sync with the MP3, not Synthesia's. Of course Synthesia ...
by jimhenry
11-07-19 11:34 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iPad app struggles to output notes to Yamaha P-45
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: iPad app struggles to output notes to Yamaha P-45

It might be worth trying a USB type B to type C cable to eliminate a variable or two:
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14852
by jimhenry
10-09-19 11:45 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Auto Difficulty set (BPM based)
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Auto Difficulty set (BPM based)

I think you would need to do some sort of analysis of notes per second to estimate difficulty. BPM alone isn't that informative because 120 bpm of predominantly quarter notes is the same as 60 bpm of predominantly eighth notes. But so many other things affect difficulty I find it hard to believe tha...
by jimhenry
09-15-19 2:08 pm
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: Synthesia 11
Replies: 185
Views: 116867

Re: Synthesia 11

Congratulations! May everyone stay happy and healthy. :D
by jimhenry
08-28-19 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Portable keybord for a beginner
Replies: 6
Views: 7388

Re: Portable keybord for a beginner

You have received a lot of good advice. Implicit in all of it is "get a keyboard with full sized keys." You can get by without the weighted piano action for quite a while, forever if you play organ or synth rather than piano. And it isn't too hard to adapt to weighted keys later on. But non-standard...
by jimhenry
07-27-19 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do I share my original compositions
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Re: How do I share my original compositions

You can share original compositions in the "MIDI Club" area of this Forum.
by jimhenry
07-10-19 5:21 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: SASR - Standard Assessment of Sight Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: SASR - Standard Assessment of Sight Reading

covering the current measure... ok, but this doesn’t improve sight reading.. after a while you learn the sheet and you’ll start to use memory.. You don't get to pick the music or know what it is before starting. Whether it is random or chosen from a large library of exercises (I think this would be...
by jimhenry
03-13-19 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New user registration issues.
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Re: New user registration issues.

If you are going to add a human review step, I suggest requiring a user's first post to be approved. I use that at my Miditzer Forum. A large percentage of users never post. If spammers just want to read, well OK. When a spammer tries to post, I just summarily delete their account without notice. Pr...
by jimhenry
12-31-18 11:25 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iPad-Folders-Files?
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: iPad-Folders-Files?

Don't sweat the small stuff. Hope you find an answer to your question.

Have a Happy New Year!
by jimhenry
12-30-18 7:22 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: iPad-Folders-Files?
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

Re: iPad-Folders-Files?

The "MIDI Club" is an area for posting copyright free MIDI files. I would suggest searching the entire Synthesia site. Things aren't perfectly organized into the various areas.
by jimhenry
11-18-18 4:37 am
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Yankee Doodle Rag
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Yankee Doodle Rag

Here's a ragtime variation of Yankee Doodle that I did.
Yankee_Doodle_Rag.mid
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Yankee_Doodle_Rag.mxl
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by jimhenry
11-16-18 6:17 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.5 preview r4792, r4801 - New Synth!
Replies: 30
Views: 9906

Re: 10.5 preview r4792, r4801 - New Synth!

If I understand what you want correctly, I think you can do that by choosing different pianos for each hand and then setting the volume for each piano as you wish. Some of the pianos have very similar sounds and it takes a good ear to hear that they are different.
by jimhenry
11-08-18 6:19 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Easier control of loop area - Feature request
Replies: 16
Views: 5077

Re: Easier control of loop area - Feature request

For #2, wouldn't preserving the number of beats be better than preserving wall-clock time?
by jimhenry
11-08-18 6:13 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: start music on first key pressed
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Re: start music on first key pressed

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