LATEST MUSIC (Hint: On a slow connection? Choose pieces with kb sizes):

BioFungus (MP3, 2.2Mb, 1' 50", experimental/crazy) by Patrick May
Midnight in America (MIDI, 10.4kb, 2' 42", halloween) by Daniel Rowe
Hey! (MP3, 3.8Mb, 4' 4", electronicalternative) by Jerzy Kulik
Sonata-fantasia (MP3, 12.1Mb, 13' 14", romantic) by Nikolay Trotsenko
The Sad Mummer (MIDI, 78.7kb, 0' 58", zen) by Daniel Rowe
John Roddy's Rod (2013) (MP3, 2.0Mb, 1' 7", crazy/hardcore) by Patrick May
The Mad Gummer (MIDI, 3.8kb, 0' 58", bluegrass) by Daniel Rowe
D.D.Werg (mp3 version) (MP3, 946.8kb, 0' 54", experimental/synthesizer) by Patrick May
D.D.Werg (midi version) (MIDI, 107.6kb, 0' 56", experimental/synthesizer) by Patrick May
Crossword (MIDI, 5.3kb, 1' 3", short/electro) by Daniel Rowe
TestSong (MP3, 935.9kb, 0' 56", crazy/testy) by Patrick May
Haunt (MIDI, 169.0kb, 0' 53", scary) by Daniel Rowe

1942 pieces posted since November 2006, by: James Taylor (610); Daniel Rowe (421); Jerzy Kulik (286); Ricardo Frantz (172); Patrick May (130); Azer Mantessa (123); Keith Bramich (73); Michael Fonos (38); Keith Theodosiou (13); Nikolay Trotsenko (10) ... more ...

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Sunday 12th November 2006 - Cronos - - copyright © 2006 Dan Rowe, all rights reserved. (6 k, 98 sec)
12th November 2003 - Noble Nocturne - by Jim Taylor. Copyright © 2003 James K Taylor, all rights reserved. I decided tonight to see just what Beethoven (with total deafness) was up against, so I used the mouse to input this little ditty with no sound. I will not hear it until Keith posts it. Granted, the melody is simple and step-wise, but so was the basic theme of Beethoven's 9th. After spending three hours on this little thing, how in the world did he write the rest of that symphony!? Try composing with no sound. It is really a challenge. (9 k, 126 sec)
November 11th 2000 - Low Blo Hoedown - - copyright © 2000 John Tracy, all rights reserved. (37 k, 162 sec)
(From 19 November 1997 until 18 November 2006 we featured one new original MIDI file each day - there are well over 3000 of these, and we'll feature some different ones each day. These are all smallish MIDI files, and suitable for downloading quickly via dial-up connections.)


Re: sound systems (posted by Patrick May, 9 Oct 2018, 16:12)

I've noticed something similar. I bought a cheap mp3 player and I noticed that the sound quality sounded pretty thin and was lacking in bass, even while I was using my good quality Koss Portapro headphones. But I haven't noticed any sound quality problems with better quality mp3 players, or my laptop (as long as I'm listening through good headphones of course. Laptop speakers never sound good)

Sounding off (posted by Daniel Rowe, 27 Aug 2018, 18:47)

I encourage visitors here to listen to the sound files on a good computer and sound system. Smart phones, laptops, etc. are great, but they just don't reproduce the sound as the composer or arranger intended. I listened to a number of tunes here on my new cell phone, and it was slightly depressing. Even piano sounds too "electronic" to my ears.
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