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System: JAMMER

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With SoundTrek's JAMMER Professional software, you can instantly create musical accompaniment and full arrangements of popular songs and original music in a wide variety of styles. JAMMER Professional turns your PC into the ultimate 256 track music studio with built-in software studio musicians. Creating professional accompaniment tracks in JAMMER is fast and easy. Just enter some chords on JAMMER's lead sheet, pick a musical style and then press the Compose button. JAMMER instantly creates and plays full professional arrangements of accompaniment in the style you have chosen. Choose from hundreds of assorted intros, grooves, breaks and endings to produce your songs. Use as many styles as you like in a single song and then mix your final masterpiece using JAMMER's 256 track graphic mixer. JAMMER will amaze you with its power, ease of use, and high quality music accompaniment tracks. Some accompaniment software can make you feel like you're listening to a kiddy keyboard or an organ demo in a shopping mall, but its not all that way. Music created by software doesn't have to sound canned, mechanical, or repetitive. In fact, JAMMER creates accompaniment tracks that sound alive and full of feeling with plenty of variation and finesse. JAMMER was developed by professional musicians with years of experience in the studio and on the stage, and was designed to improvise, harmonize, and perform just like real musicians. The truth is, JAMMER actually thinks and plays like a musician! Creating accompaniment tracks in JAMMER can be a real musical learning experience. JAMMER uses music theory to improvise and write professional accompaniment parts giving you control over hundreds of musical parameters such as scale choices, timing choices, chord choices, harmony choices, musical modes and much more. Blending values together is not only a great way to create new and original parts, its a great way to learn how the aspects of music theory interact with one another. Creating accompaniment tracks to practice along with is fast and easy in JAMMER. Chord progressions for practicing over can be easliy entered onto the lead sheet using a MIDI keyboard, the computer keyboard or your mouse. JAMMER supports over 60 different types of chords including a full range of major, minor, dominant and altered chords. Once you have set up a practice session, JAMMER makes it easy to adjust the tempo and transpose the piece for practicing in various keys at various tempos. After creating accompaniment tracks in JAMMER, you can mix them using JAMMER's 256 track software graphic mixer and save them as Standard MIDI Files. The resulting MIDI files can then be loaded into other music software or hardware to do further work on your songs. Your saved MIDI files can also be used for practice sessions, live gigs, background music on web pages, and much more. You can even email MIDI files to your friends for collaboration on songs.

“... and the hope of an extraordinary aesthetic success based on extraordinary technology is a cruel deceit.”

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“With the development of electronic and computer music, multidemnsionality of sound representation turned out to be both natural and useful. But music goes beyond multidimensionality -- it is even more complex.”

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“The use of computers is the logical outcome of a historical development. It by no means heralds a new musical epoch; it simply offers a fast, reliable and versatile means of solving problems that already demanded solution. The person who writes the computer programme must bear the development of musical language up to the present in mind, and try to advance a stage further.”

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“... but beware, technique can submerge the user: We must defend ourselves; it is good to use techniques, but we have to dominate them, to stay alert.”

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“Composers are now able, as never before, to satisfy the dictates of that inner ear of the imagination. They are also lucky so far in not being hampered by esthetic codification -- at least not yet! But I am afraid it will not be long before some musical mortician begins embalming electronic music in rules.”

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“The computing machine is a marvelous invention and seems almost superhuman. But in reality it is as limited as the mind of the individual who feeds it material. Like the computer, the machines we use for making music can only give back what we put into them.”

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“Music is then no longer primarily conceived as a guide for premeditated emotions, but as the density of the possible relationships which first become actuality during production under the influence of chance, and which during performance are presented to the listener as sounds beyond any environmental associatiations, independent of bodily actions required to produce sounds...”

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“The danger is great of letting oneself be trapped by the tools and of becoming stuck in the sands of technology that has come like an intruder into the relatively calm waters of the thought in instrumental music.”

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“... the use of numerical machines no longer stands in need of justification. It is not a mystery. If there is a mystery, it is in the mental structures of music and not in the computers, which are only tools, extensions of the hand and the slide rule.”

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“The characteristics of every sound depend on the way in which the sound was produced. Each art-form exploits its special production methods in order to endow the phenomena with unmistakable characteristics. Artistic economy demands that the means be appropriate to the end, and that the exploitation of the means be an end in itself.”

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“... the individual and the society are deprived of the formidable power of free imagination that musical composition offers them. We are able to tear down this iron curtain, thanks to the technology of computers...”

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