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Speaking of next level shit... To save the sound of Stradivarius violins forever, they brought in master luthiers, and recorded every note one at a time. Every transition. Every sound you could make. And now there's a database so one could craft new music with Stradivarius violins without owning one.

But the truly next level shit in here is that they shut down and put the cone of silence down around the recording studio so the street noise wouldn't fuck with the recordings.

text.npr.org/s.php?sId=6940564

@djsundog How much damn studio time would we all have saved over the years if we could have shutdown the city around us?

@sungo I love this on so many levels.
I can't help but think of those traditionalist people who condemn electronic music, and here those two sides are, working together to preserve that sound~

@Ayior
It is simply impossible to record samples of every sound a live string instrument can make. A traditional instrument is a universe in itself, that will always challenge you and only give you what you have earned. That's the main difference between electronic instruments and traditional.

Whether every musician really needs (or can even unlock) this endless universe of possibilities is another question entirely. Geniuses are extremely rare.

@sungo

@sungo I loved that. I loved that all of Cremona is proud of the violins and everyone there that day did their little bit to *share them with the rest of the world*. Pride and cooperation and generosity!

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.