My piano at home is a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-409. It has a record button, which lets it capture exactly what you play, and replay it, and it also lets you Save it to the USB drive. However, I was disappointed to discover that it saves .mid files (midi), which sound crappy when you play them on a PC (using the default synthesizer voices of windows media player).
However, I discovered a separate feature that records direct to the USB drive. The feature is quite limited.. simply Record ON and OFF. It stores .wav files on the USB drive, that sound quite good. However, they were huge! I used Sony SoundForge 9.0 to convert them into .mp3’s. A problem I found was that the recordings are very low volume, and when you Normalize them to increase the volume, some “wobbly pitch instability” appears in the sound.
Anyway, this post is to also test the WordPress feature of uploading music. So without furter adeu, here are a few improvised things I’ve recorded.
(Goot thing there’s no “furter” adeu, eh?)
|Yes, these were all improvised at the spur of the moment, no plan beforehand.||Download mp3|
|Guitar sound. This is a nice sweet little piece.||Audio_3|
|Left-hand does most of the melody here.||Audio_5|
|Piano sounds great, in a short simple thing.||Audio_9|
SO, some of that music sounds pretty good, maybe just to me, and not all of it it good. But I didn’t post this to show off. This post actually started because I struck up an email conversation with a fellow in Japan who shares some other interests, and we got talking about the qualities of different Yamaha keyboards. I uploaded these to give him a sample of the sound of the Clavinova. But then I decided to leave them here, at least long enough for my brother and my mother to hear, both of whom are excellent musicians.