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  • We Are Number One but it's converted to MIDI for Reed Organ

    Posted by Jonathan on July 4, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I wanted to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the release of my Organ Cover/Arrangement of We Are Number One from the kid’s show, Lazy Town, which had a meme craze going on back in 2016, so I did my part to contribute to the meme craze at the time.

    5 years later, I’ve been attempting to do a pretty ambitious speaking- MIDI Experiment using a Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ to playback a “speaking MIDI”, though arranging it accordingly proved to be a very difficult task to do it in a short time frame, so I instead decided to do a short-cut for this one by simply using the MIDI reed organ from Synthesia and played back the Speaking MIDI through that one.

    Which resulted in the hilarious result seen in the video I released for the 5th anniversary here. I hope you guys enjoy it (note: it’s recommended to turn on Closed Captions (CC) ) :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-dnBKhD7I

    Jonathan replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Sanjay

    Administrator
    July 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    I knew I recognized you! This is you? https://www.youtube.com/c/JonnyMusicChannel

    • Jonathan

      Member
      July 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      Guilty as charged. 😅

      • Jonathan

        Member
        August 7, 2022 at 2:28 am

        @sanjay-parkerrcco-ca So how did you like the result of this experiment? 🙂

        • Sanjay

          Administrator
          August 8, 2022 at 2:52 pm

          Hahaha yes! I’m excited for you to do more contemporary songs though, maybe less kids theme songs!

          • Jonathan

            Member
            August 21, 2022 at 11:40 pm

            Understood, though I’m in the camp that popular music also counts as contemporary, including kids show theme songs. None of us can’t deny the classic kids show themes that have existed for the past decades, would still invoke nostalgic emotion even to this day.

            Case in point, We Are Number One, is a certified hood classic thanks to it being memed many times over (especially for the great case it was serving back in 2016). We must never discount the power of the meme community in that regard.

            And to make something clear, whether I’m doing organ talking-MIDI experiments like these, or arranging popular (including contemporary) music for the organ, I’m in the game of adapting the organ for generations of music listeners and organists to enjoy by doing the heavy work that most aren’t doing, because I ultimately care for prolonging the relevance of the instrument as long as realistically possible, as I would hate to see the art of Organ music die right in front of me. So I’m making darn certain that that kind of fate never happens in my lifetime.

            Now do you understand how much the organ means a lot to me and how I want to see it not only survive, but thrive for many generations ahead of us? Even if one does experiments that some might not agree on?Understood, though I’m in the camp that popular music also counts as contemporary, including kids show theme songs. None of us can’t deny the classic kids show themes that have existed for the past decades, would still invoke nostalgic emotion even to this day.

            Case in point, We Are Number One, is a certified hood classic thanks to it being memed many times over (especially for the great case it was serving back in 2016). We must never discount the power of the meme community in that regard.

            And to make something clear, whether I’m doing organ talking-MIDI experiments like these, or arranging popular (including contemporary) music for the organ, I’m in the game of adapting the organ for generations of music listeners and organists to enjoy by doing the heavy work that most aren’t doing, because I ultimately care for prolonging the relevance of the instrument as long as realistically possible, as I would hate to see the art of Organ music die right in front of me. So I’m making darn certain that that kind of fate never happens in my lifetime.

            Now do you understand how much the organ means a lot to me and how I want to see it not only survive, but thrive for many generations ahead of us? Even if one does experiments that some might not agree on?

  • Jonathan

    Member
    August 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm

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