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Steve Chandler's Discussions

Help, computer died where to go now?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Chandler Jul 22. 17 Replies

Toccata, no fugue ;-P

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer May 19. 3 Replies

 

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Steve Chandler replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"The outrage over the Bream example overlooks one simple fact. This music is unknown to most classical listeners. No one would consider mashing up bits of Holst's The Planets with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. This guitar music is known to…"
4 hours ago
Steve Chandler replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"I would say it depends on the listener. It's the old "if a tree falls in the forest" question. Music exists in the ear [mind] of the listener. A performance is any production of sound that entertains the ear. I listened to the Karajan…"
Tuesday
Steve Chandler replied to Philip Daniel's discussion Choralvorspiel über "Jesu, meine Freude" (on Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ/Sonus Paradisi Doesburg)
"The rendering sounds very realistic, but it's hard to hear the cantus firmus."
Tuesday
Steve Chandler replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"On the Logic Users Group I see the latest version of Logic Pro 10.3.2 requires Mac OS 10.11. Obviously the upgrade path of an older Mac is fairly limited, however that concerns me less (right now) because I know Logic Pro X will have a steep…"
Jul 22
Ingo Lee replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"Hi Steve,  Apple no longer supports OS X 10.6.8, which can be problem. Also, older hardware versions don't except OS X upgrades past a certain point so you'd have to check that too. . It can be upgraded to Mac OS 10.12, but I'm…"
Jul 21
Bob Morabito replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
">Can the current version of Logic run on Mac OS 10.6.8? I really dont know anything about Logic but found this: https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/specs/ Logic Pro X Minimum System Requirements 4GB of RAM Display with 1280-by-768…"
Jul 21
Steve Chandler replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"Hi Phillip, Thank you for the thoughts, that is probably the most useful post I've received on multiple forums. Having been a PC guy my knowledge of the Mac world is woefully lacking. What I really wanted was a system that could open my…"
Jul 21
Phillip Lovgren replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"If you get a Mac you might think about getting a 2010 3.33GHz or 3.46GHz 12-core used Mac Pro. They are roughly around $1500 on and a bit more from online sellers like OWC and ibuildmacs.com. It sounds like you haven't been needing the latest…"
Jul 21
Dave Dexter replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"I'd suggest checking this site https://create.pro/ who made mine and, somewhat to my chagrin and thanks to the perpetual obsolescence of technology, will now make a machine about as powerful as mine for about half the original cost ($4000-4500…"
Jul 16
Dave Dexter replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"I alluded to but didn't state: laptops/MacBooks are generally more expensive for what you get. Same for all-in-one systems with inbuilt monitor. In my experience though, what you're looking at will be powerful but if using good samples for…"
Jul 16
Steve Chandler replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"Okay, so I priced a current MacBook Pro with a 2.9 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 512 GB SSD drive, 16 GB RAM and it was $2800, plus $200 for Logic. There was no option to add additional memory. I've been informed that a refurbed 15" MacBook…"
Jul 15
Dave Dexter replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"If you're not running mem- or ram-intensive projects, sure. And for the modern/current macs, also sure. Don't like the direction they've gone in. But for high-end sample library usage? Macs are as far from hooey as you could get,…"
Jul 15
eboats replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"Cubase Pro user on Windows here.  Runs like a charm.  Mac is overpriced hooey IMHO. "
Jul 14
Ingo Lee replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"I own both PC and Mac and they both can either work fine or drive you crazy with issues.  You do not have to go far to find someone who will complain or brag about either one. Yes to lots and lots of RAM and yes to an SSD.  Back up several…"
Jul 14
Bob Morabito replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"For myself I cant recommend getting a Mac highly enough. Ive used them since they first came out, and am completely satisfied, and so are all of those who Ive recommended it who switched--not only for the computer, OS. etc, but for the Applecare…"
Jul 14
Bob Porter replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Help, computer died where to go now?
"Ray, I know how you feel. I recently got rid of my early 80's TRS 80 from Radio Shack. Steve, You can't really go wrong with either system. But... Don't buy a Mac because you think it's a more professional system. That was true…"
Jul 14

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
The Great Midwest
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I compose music in the classical tradition. In the past I composed music for synthesizers and virtual orchestras. After a while I decided that I preferred real musicians. At this time I compose primarily for piano.
Website:
www.myspace.com/stevechandlermusic

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Some political commentary

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

President Obama makes his case for more troops in Afghanistan tomorrow night. I’ve got bad news for him; nobody will like what he has to say. The Republicans won’t like the fact that he took two months to decide. That’s not being a decider, it’s not decisive to take that two months to do the manly thing. In fact it’s positively French to take two months to do a manly thing. We Americans want our Presidents manly (and definitely not French). The Republicans have the monopoly on all things… Continue

Orchestral Music

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 10:10am 0 Comments

It seems in these parts orchestral efforts count for something. So I've posted the first two movements of what I consider my symphony, Yesterday is History and Tomorrow is a Mystery. I've already posted the third (final) movement, Today is a Gift. That's the order in which they should be heard, Yesterday, Tomorrow and then Today, it's all about living in the now. This piece was based on a sentence of psychobabble that I appreciate, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift,… Continue

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At 9:40am on June 6, 2017, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Steve,

I like your piano works. They tell a good story. Thanks so much for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 2:50am on June 5, 2017, Kjell Andersson said…

Hi Steve, I tried to post the live version of Springtime Alert, but it's too heavy. If you give me your email address I will send a link! I'm glad you like it! /Kjell

At 12:36am on May 30, 2017, Ray Kohn said…

Hi Steve

I’m glad you liked my quartets. I listened to some of your pieces. I thought your emotional vignettes are crying out for orchestration – have you tried that? ‘Falling in Love’ is not your best work as it does not feel that it “goes anywhere” (do you know what I mean?). Serious silliness is fun … like Satie!  The e minor fugue intrigued me. The subject itself is great but as it proceeded I wondered where it would go. I was not disappointed as the work from about 1.10 to 1.30 took me to new vistas that I particularly liked as it is just there in most fugues that interest can lag (unless you are Bach or Shostakovitch).  

Have you had any music recorded that is not for piano?

Ray

At 1:53am on May 29, 2017, James Oppenheimer said…

I had not seen activity that applied to my kind of music, so I kind of drifted off.

I certainly have an interest in choral music.  I've had a couple of pieces performed recently. Can we put up PDFs of our compositions? It has been a while.....

At 3:31pm on May 28, 2017, Russell Wilson said…
Thanks for the invite, Steve. I had totally forgotten about this site, or that I had joined it. I'll check it out when I have some time tomorrow..
At 9:08pm on May 26, 2017, J Joe Townley said…

"I enjoyed the ghostly waltzes. Do you really look like Elvis?"

No, not anymore. Thank you much for the waltzes. I just did choral arrangements of the first two. They are on my YouTube channel. You might enjoy them. I cannot upload them here anymore because Composers is requiring Flash. Thanks much for the invite. I don't get around here much anymore. JJ

At 4:03pm on May 25, 2017, Kjell Andersson said…

Hi Steve!

I've listened to your Fugue. I was quite impressed how you managed to (in a tonal way) express your feelings and intellect. Where have you studied and what has made you a master in judo? See you!

With Friendly Regards

Kjell

  

At 4:31am on March 19, 2015, Michael Sayers said…

Hi Steve, look who is here!

At 5:21am on December 19, 2012, David Unger said…

Thank you, Steve for sharing this music with us. I shall return again to hear more of it. But this far I am taken by the "g minor prelude and fugue" and "In such a small place". Wonderful! Once again thank you!

At 5:22am on October 5, 2011, Michael Thomas Huspek said…
Amazing music! I feel so blessed to hear your wonderful music. You have an amazing music gift.
 
 
 

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