Web Supplement for the November 2010 SBO Technology Column

And the Beat Goes On!

by John Kuzmich, Jr.

Softsynth Software Examples in .MP3 Format:

I do have some recordings I've made using VDL in conjunction with some other pretty cool sounds. If that would suffice, here is a link to one of my most recent shows that makes great use of VDL - http://www.visaudiodesigns.com/audio/ip_wi.mp3. It's an indoor percussion show entitled "What If" that was commissioned this year by Brookwood High school . The only sounds in the recording that aren't Virtual Drumline are the obviously synthesized sounds that sounds like they come from an electric piano or synthesizer.

Jim Casella had put together a YouTube video that is basically an intro to VDL. URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrqUkEgQsoo


Bryan T. Harmsen
Visaudio Designs, Owner

Eric Rath Audio Examples for Software


Thank you for offering. I'm attaching an mp3 that is in the public domain, so there wouldn't be any copyright concerns.

Here's some info: "The Aquarium" from Camille Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals."

This arrangement was written for marching band as either an on-field warm-up or "pre-show" selection. It is scored for woodwinds and brass and for front ensemble consisting of 2 marimbas, vibraphones, glockenspiel and piano. 

The percussion sounds are generated from Virtual Drumline (including the piano sound), the wind sounds are from the Garritan Personal Orchestra library and the saxophones are from the Sibelius Sounds Essentials library. The arrangement was written in Sibelius and the audio was exported into GarageBand. From there, I mixed the levels, added some reverb and panned some of the instruments. Once complete, I saved as an mp3 and exported to iTunes.

Here's my bio:

"Eric Rath is an active educator, clinician, arranger and composer. He is currently the Director of Bands at Panhandle High School in Panhandle, TX. Previously, Mr. Rath was the Director of Percussion and Assistant Band Director at Randall High School in Amarillo, TX. Additionally, Mr. Rath serves as adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Amarillo College.

As a composer, Mr. Rath has a growing list of original works and arrangements published through TRN Music, C. Alan Publications,  Tapspace Publications, HoneyRock Publications, Key Poulan Music, JW3 Publications and Eric Rath Music. His music has been described as "very exciting for performers and audiences alike." Mr. Rath’s piece “Paramount Park” for Grade 2 Band, was the winner of the first Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Composition Contest. Mr. Rath’s compositions have been performed at the Midwest Clinic and the Texas Music Educator’s Association Convention. Mr. Rath, along with Ralph Hicks, is co-author of the Percussion Ensemble Collection, "Beyond Basic Percussion: Developing Independence Through Ensemble Performance (Tapspace Publications)."

Eric Rath
Amarillo, TX

Digital Metronome Updates

Not sure which model  you need? There are many models  to pick from and it depends what you are using the metronome for. If you need a metronome for music purposes, any model  will work well, but there are some with more features than others. Below are a few tips to help you choose a model. 
The Boss Dr Beat metronomes are the most advanced models, having features not found in other metronome models.. These models are excellent teaching tools for learning simple or complex rhythms. All Dr Beat models are digital metronomes. The Boss Dr Beat metronome  DB90  is a talking metronome.. it will count out loud with a voice. The DB90 will also count very complex rhythms, with all parts of the beat being controllable. The Boss - DB60 has most of the same features as the DB 90, with out the voice and a few other features. All Dr. Beat metronomes come with a manual with full instructions.
The Korg BeatLab metronome is one of the most advanced metronomes available and has many of the features of the Dr Beat metronomes.... each part of the beat can be controlled through volume controls. There are many rhythm memory settings, so you can pre-set all of the tempos and rhythms and quickly select all of your memorized settings.39 preset rudiment patterns.  This model is a compact advanced rhythm trainer.
Quartz and keywound models  are a little easier to use than digital models, as you can dial the tempo quickly with a quartz model  - a digital model  requires pressing a button till you get to the tempo. -  Look at MatrixSeiko and the Wittner Mt70  for great quartz models at a low price.
Digital Metronomes have many features and will increment the the tempo by one beat at a time. With a digital metronome you can get the tempos 60,61,63,64... etc. Quartz and keywound models use musical tempos to determine the increments.  
Need a loud metronome... the loudest are the Matrix  Mr600,  and Seiko Sq70 .  Need a very loud metronome -- for chorus, band, orchestra, large groups... look at the MetroAmp packages.  

For more resources, go to www.metronome.net.

Further Insight About of Boss Metronomes

Boss produces some innovate metronomes.  Their DB-90 allows one to practice in style with the flagship of the Dr. Beat Metronome line. The new DB-90 is loaded with quality sounds and drum patterns to make your practice sessions less mundane and more musical. There's a Rhythm Coach function with an onboard mic, a reference-tone function for tuning, an Instrument input, MIDI input, and other handy tools to make learning fun and effective. Learn more... 
Their Boss DB-30 Dr. Beat Metronome  is portable, reliable, and fun to use -- the DB-30 helps musicians take their music to higher levels by offering a set of features that defies its diminutive size. Much more than just a simple timekeeper, this pocket-sized metronome can lay down a variety of rhythm patterns and time feels to practice along with, and it has a few timekeeping tricks up its sleeve as well. Learn more...

Their intermediate level Boss DB-60 Dr. Beat Metronome  is a handy timekeeper that can lay down a click in style. Along with the standard functions of a metronome, the DB-60 provides a menu of rhythmic patterns, a note-mixing feature to create rhythms that match the feel and style of your music, and the ability to handle time signatures of up to 17 beats per measure. Learn more...

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Scott Johnson  Metro Pad

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