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#983645 - 02/17/07 10:47 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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Well, I logged in but could not get my mic to work. Very interesting, and if I ever get my computer to do what I want, I will participate in the future.

Thank you mahlzeit for the test run.

Mike
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#983646 - 02/17/07 10:51 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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Ah, I was wondering who that "Mike" guy was! \:\)
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#983647 - 02/17/07 11:12 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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i had been asked by skype to add all these friends i clicked out of it and it disconnected me. but i returned:)
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#983648 - 02/17/07 11:16 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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ROBERT FINLEY IS AWESOME!!!!

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#983649 - 02/17/07 11:26 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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are you guys all used to playing in front of people? because you all sound great and not nervous at all!!!

yes Robert is playing now again. he is awesome!!

how in the heck are you guys so comfy playing live? i was a nervous wreck. guess it just takes practice!!!
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#983650 - 02/17/07 11:36 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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Heh heh, I'm not nervous to play live like this but I still do make more mistakes than usual. I also play a lot faster. But it helps to be among friends. \:D

By the way, funburger, you did great! \:\)
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#983651 - 02/17/07 11:42 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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Well, I'm not sure if it's still going now, but I'm on my way!

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#983652 - 02/17/07 11:56 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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everyone now off of skype
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#983653 - 02/17/07 12:04 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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best twinkle twinkle ever!!

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#983654 - 02/17/07 12:11 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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Well, it's over! I had a lot of fun and performing for other people this way really helps. We'll definitely do this again, maybe at a time when more Americans are awake. ;\)

I'll post a compilation of the performances in a little while, so you can get an idea of what it sounded like.

EDIT: Oh yeah, we even managed to perform a duet and apparently everything sounded in time.
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#983655 - 02/17/07 12:16 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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i liked that twinkle little star!!!

yes that duet was really cool. i was smiling when you guys did that!!! i was hoping for another!!! \:D

i was a bit skeptical on the skype idea at first, but i kept up with the thread. Skype rocks!! this was alot of fun:) great idea mahlzeit i am glad you started this!!!

cant wait till the next one \:D
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#983656 - 02/17/07 12:39 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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Again, mahlzeit - Thanks...

I have fixed my mic problems. Unknown to me, it is necessary to plug it in to the computer first.

Cannot believe I made such a silly mistake, and then toured Microsoft user groups for ideas on what was wrong (yes, they suggested I check to see if if was plugged in...)

So, I am ready for the next time....
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#983657 - 02/17/07 02:41 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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Here is a taster of what it sounded like on my end. I recorded in 22050 Hz, 16-bit, mono from my soundcard's "Stereo Mix" output.

http://www.box.net/public/cx68ox77nh

These bits and pieces are played by: (1) StephenC, (2) DeepElem (Buck), (3) Funburger, (4) Robert Finley, and (5) one of Funburger's kids. \:D

I don't have recordings of my own playing, because I didn't have a way to record the entire conversation. There are apparently special tools for this, but I didn't get any of these yet.

Note: sound quality is a slightly worse than it could be. The best way would be to mute everyone before a performance, so no microphone static is picked up, and un-mute them after -- but we didn't do that this time...

It's not quite CD quality, obviously, but when you're in Skype it's very acceptable. The 2 hours also went by really really quickly.

(By the way, I think it is possible to do this with "internet radio quality" sound, i.e. a 128 kbps streaming stereo MP3. But this would only work for people with broadband internet connections who can upload with at least 64 kilobits/sec (or preferably 128). That will sound much better than Skype. I don't know if software for this already exists, but if there is enough interest in this sort of thing, then I could whip up something. For now, we'll simply use Skype, though. \:\) )

Thanks to everyone who showed up, and especially to Stephenc because it was very very early in the morning for him. \:D
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#983658 - 02/17/07 03:41 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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That sounded like fun! I've just downloaded skype and if you do another one and the timing is right, I think I'd like to try. I need a the performance practice I can get!
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#983659 - 02/19/07 07:14 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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I think the question on everyones lips after our live recital was - WHO IS ROBERT FINLEY!! (the guy who gave us the flawless rendition of My Joys trancribed by Liszt (after Chopin). Well my search begun and may well have ended just as soon - is this him??


http://users.rcn.com/rfinley/

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#983660 - 02/19/07 09:47 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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Yes! I actually had a nice chat with Robert on Sunday and he knows about Piano World. He was also interested in trying out piano over PalTalk, so don't be surprised if he pops up over there. \:D That man can sure play circles around us! \:\)
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#983661 - 02/19/07 03:58 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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#983662 - 02/19/07 04:44 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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thanks for the poll Frank - hope we get some encouraging responses!

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#983663 - 02/19/07 05:09 PM Re: Live Online Recital
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Originally posted by mahlzeit:
Yes! I actually had a nice chat with Robert on Sunday and he knows about Piano World. He was also interested in trying out piano over PalTalk, so don't be surprised if he pops up over there. \:D That man can sure play circles around us! \:\) [/b]
He seemed like a very knowledgable and devoted pianist and musician - it was an honour to hear him play!

While PalTalk is a step up from Skype, an associated medium is called HereMe www.hearme.com. This is a step up again from PalTalk. They have a free trial version for up to 5 people for 14 days. This also might be worth checking out. And I've also made some investigations into the ejamming software mentioned by Frank - the demo video looks impressive!

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#983664 - 03/03/07 10:11 AM Re: Live Online Recital
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A little update: we (me and stephenc and a bunch of random passerbys) just tried this out over PalTalk, and it works pretty well. Better than Skype, actually.

As far as I understood, in the PalTalk chat rooms, only one person at a time can talk. It also has good noise suppression, so when no one is talking, the line is silent (no static).

The piano sound is not super (slight distortion) but not too bad either. Because there is no hiss from all the open microphones like in Skype, the overall sound quality is better.

The downside of PalTalk is that the free version has a lot of advertisements.
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