Computer-Music.com contains articles and product reviews related to making music using computers and creating 3D computer animation in sync with music. Computer-Music.com is also the home page of  Donald S. Griffin, an experienced professional composer, sound effects designer and audio consultant with an emphasis on computer games,  video games and internet music and sound effects. For pricing and contract availability send email to: DGriffin (@) Computer-Music (.) com

Computer-Music.com  contains articles and product reviews related to making music using computers and creating 3D computer animation in sync with music.
Computer-Music.com is also the home page of  Donald S. Griffin, an experienced professional composer, sound effects designer and audio consultant with an emphasis on computer games,  video games and internet music and sound effects. For pricing and contract availability send email to: DGriffin (@) Computer-Music (.) com

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[Under Construction] Changes to this site.

Soon ??? More good stuff!
2-4-04 We're Back! This site has been neglected while busy with various projects. Some portions are out of date while others have material that is as valid today as when it was written. We will be raking through the site bit by bit and updating, deleting and adding content. In the mean time place markers will help to mark out of date information.
12-7-01 Quick Picks
updated
Quick Picks is a new page where we share hot tips about hardware and software worth looking into. Updated with new Most Recent Quick Picks.
6-22-01 A New Article! Graphics For Music The search for graphics software to help the composer/musician add graphics to the experience he presents to his/her online audience. (this article is already large but will expand over time.)
6-5-01 Logic Audio review updated The Spot Review for Logic Audio Platinum received a minor update including some brief thoughts on version 4.7
5-29-01 Articles 1,2,3 updated. The beginners articles numbered 1, 2 and 3 were 3 to 5 years old so I proof-read and updated them as necessary. They are about 90 percent unchanged.
3-21-01 Quick Picks
Page Launch
Quick Picks is a new page where we share hot tips about hardware and software worth looking into but which has not appeared in Spot Review.
6-23-00 Spot Review
Updated
I updated the new Spot Review of Yamaha's CS6X controller keyboard/synth with emphasis on the sequencer, sampler, arpeggiator and SmartMedia cards.
6-16-00 Spot Review A new Spot Review of Yamaha's CS6X controller keyboard/synth is in progress. I have already posted much of it and will  be posting the rest in bits and pieces so you won't have to wait very long to start reading about it. Reviews of one or more of the plug-in accessory cards may also be in the works.
6-9-00 Spot Review
updated
Video/Audio examples of the 3D sound rendering feature of Maxon Cinema 4D XL 6 have been added to its Spot Review  
6-7-00 Spot Review A new Spot Review of Maxon Cinema 4D XL 6 as been posted.
This is a 3D computer graphics and animation program featuring 3D positional audio rendering including pan, volume, and Doppler effects!
5-17-00 New Graphics section added. A new Graphics section has been added. Here you will eventually find news, articles, product reviews and the results of some of my graphics experiments. The interaction between sound and graphics will be emphasized. Articles for 3D computer graphics beginners will be some of the first to be posted. This should be a good place for a musician to start finding out how to create animations for his/her music video.
5-16-00 Spot Review A new Spot Review of PG Music's Band-in-a-Box has been posted.
5-9-00 Advertising to fund site expansion. Advertising Banners have been added to this site in an attempt to pay for expansion of the site including more reviews more often. More articles. New sections on making music videos with music and audio enabled computer graphics software. The long planned Letters to the Editor section. A showcase of examples of the technologies discussed in the articles and reviews. Diagrams and animations explaining the concepts discussed in the articles. This will all take time but I encourage you to stop back at least once eack week. A mailing list to let you know when new things are added to the site is also under consideration. If this becomes a reality there will be a place to request that your email be added to the list. Email addresses from visitors with questions will not automatically be added to such a list. It all starts today.

We are making every attempt to be sure ads do not include content inappropriate to children such as alcohol and tobacco. I have a small child and I will not allow anything on this site that he should not see.

To arrange for advertising space on this site contact dgriffin@computer-music.com 

3-4-00 New Logo! A new logo is only the beginning of a host of graphic and audio improvements nearing completion. Plans include visual examples for articles and music video demos. I have actually been encouraging development of and participating in development and testing of tools to create a more intimate relationship between music and computer animation during the development phase of both. I will soon begin posting links to those products as they become public. A link to Syncer for trueSpace can already be found on my Links page which will, itself be revamped. For several months I have been maintaining a separate site on which I share graphics testing and development with computer graphics artists. Soon I will make that site more presentable and provide a link to it from this site. All of the development on that site has been to improve this one.
1-7-00 Spot Review A new Spot Review of Emagic SoundDiver has been posted.
5-2-99 Spot Review The Spot Review of Emagic Logic Audio Platinum has been updated.
12-1-99 Web based Music+Video coming soon Much of my time has been spent on a project to present examples of several web capable audio technologies as well as some preliminary examples of tightly integrated Music+Video. It looks like I will have some examples to post soon. The task has uncovered so many complicated issues that I may be posting an article on the subject once I have actually posted the Music+Video content I have been working on for so long. Don't get too excited over the first few examples. The largest hurdles were with the technology and I did not want to create any content until I knew what the restrictions would be.
12-1-99 Site updates new links and updated Spot Reviews
12-1-99 A New Article! Finding Inspiration for Interactive Music Composition
(originally published on Gamasutra)
5-2-99 Spot Review A new Spot Review of Emagic Logic Audio Platinum 3.6 (soon 4.0) has been posted.
5-2-99 Spot Review A new Spot Review of Steinberg Cubase VST/24 has been posted.
5-2-99 Spot Review A new Spot Review of  Musitek SmartScore has been posted.
5-2-99 Spot Review The Spot Review of the Yamaha DSP Factory  is much longer.
5-2-99 Forum Closed The malfunctioning Forum is now officially closed. Some of the notes will be moved to the new Letters To The Editor section coming soon.
2-28-99 Spot Review New Spot Review section inaugurated.
2-27-99 A New Look The logo, background, bars and even construction symbol all have a new look.
2-11-99 Music Demo RealLogoIcon.gif (1022 bytes) Computer Music Consulting 1997 Music Demo in nine sections. 56k or 28.8k
2-7-99 Sound Page! RealLogoIcon.gif (1022 bytes) Listen to my radio interview with Gig-A-Bytes on the new Sound page. Requires free download of Real Audio player.
2-7-99 A New Article! Musical Techniques for Interactivity (originally published on Gamasutra)
1-18-99 Forum Closing The Forum (discussion area) will close soon due to the unreliability of the software maintaining it. A new Letters To The Editor format will replace it.
2-7-98 Guest Book Please sign the Guest Book.
2-7-98 Face Lift Using Microsoft Front Page 98 the whole structure has been rebuilt.
1-26-98 A New Article #3: Organizing Your MIDI Studio
1-25-98 Face Lift New graphics kick off a long list of improvements in coming months.

5-28-97

Future CEO!

CMC's CFO gives birth to a healthy baby boy!!!

11-25-96

Review!

PC Multimedia & Entertainment gives Destiny sound 94% rating! "Beautiful Music"

11-15-96

New Page

Production Credits page has graphics and details about many C.M.C. projects.

11-14-96

More Info

Services Page has much more info about C.M.C.

11-01-96

A New Article!

#2: Your First MIDI Studio

10-24-96

Links

Several new links have been added

10-22-96

News

Donald S. Griffin chosen to give two seminars on music and interactive audio at 1997 Computer Game Developers Conference.

10-10-96

A New Article!

#1: Composing Music Using Computers - An Introduction

 

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New Articles:

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Archives:

6-22-01 Graphics for Music
12-1-99 Finding Inspiration for Interactive Music Composition  (originally published on Gamasutra online)
2-7-99 Musical Techniques for Interactivity (originally published on Gamasutra online)
1-26-98 #3: Organizing Your MIDI Studio
11-01-96 #2: Your First MIDI Studio
10-10-96  #1: Composing Music Using Computers - An Introduction

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