Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Short example

I was writing a short intro today and needed a background with only a sustained chord track. I was going to write a simple groove ... but then realized that it was simpler than that. Here's what I did:

  /// start off by turning off everything
   Groove None
  /// and now load a single track
   Chord-Sus  Groove RockWaltzSus

Yup, it's that easy.

A problem with #s in chord names

Just working on a song and had a chord "F#5". Looking at the actual song, this was clearly supposed to be an F augmented or F with a sharp 5. But, the way MMA is right now it takes it to be an F# altered 5th (Power chord). Not at all the same.

So, I'm changing things so that  #5 is replaced with (#5).

Want to make the change in your version? Just change '#5' to '(#5)' in line 494 of chordtable.py.

Of course, you can always use "Faug" or, even easier, F+ and get the same results.

Comments? Suggestions? Always appreciated!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Let's share

I got an interesting email today from a fellow who'd just finished a complete song using only MMA to create a background track for a video game he is working on.

So, I listened to it. And was amazed ... it was really good.

He had a few comments and questions which I answered to the best of my abilities. But the email reminded me that there is a spot on our web page:

    http://mellowood.ca/mma/coolstuff.html

for real world examples.

So, what are you creating with MMA? Let me know and I'll add you to the links!

Python 2.x support

There will be one more (or two) python 2.x releases, probably this year or early 2020. I'm thinking we should remove 2.x support for MM...