* * * Check out new videos of Elmo Peeler playing original boogie-woogies on YouTube here! * * *
ManyMIDI Products started in 1986 and quickly grew to become one of the leading synth patch developers in the world. Our web site began in 1996. And now we offer the very best in:
Sheet Music - note-for-note accurate transcriptions of some of rock's greatest keyboard classics, and classic boogie-woogies
Musical Services - need an arranger? a pianist? piano lessons? songwriting lessons?
Synthesizer patches - large, highly-organized sound libraries for most classic synthesizers
Having been in the business of "combining music and computers" for 26 years as of 2012, the Summer of 1996 marked our entrance onto the WWW stage. Let us know how we can better help you to have the very best sounds in your synthesizer that it's capable of producing.
We've completely revised our Yamaha TX81Z/DX11 sound library. Version 2.0 contains AfterTouch, which supposedly isn't available on the TX81Z - we found a way! As with all our sound libraries, we guarantee that this is, by far, the best TX81Z patch library available anywhere!
Our Korg M1 Set #1 (Rhythm Section, Percussion, Special Effects) is now available in SysEx format!
If you have a Korg M3r, ManyMIDI should absolutely blow your mind with our two new M3r sound libraries. Check out the Korg M3r page for complete information.
Here are some music - or MIDI-related links that may be of some help to you (in alphabetical order):
8notes.com - Free sheet music, music lessons and resources for every piano, guitar, flute, violin and other instruments.
Amadeus Piano Co., Inc. - offers a Complete Line of Piano Services for the greater New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut Tri-State Areas including: tuning, repair, rebuilding, refinishing, buying, selling, renting, & moving all types of acoustic pianosCakewalk Music SoftwareCipoo.net - free public domain choral/piano and voice musicDave Benson's DX7 PageHarmony CentralHutter Music-Music & MIDIKeyboard MagazineM-ProjectM1LibEd Home PageM3rLibEd Home PageMark Lanoszka's synthesizer editors! For Korg Wavestation and O1/WThe MIDI FarmMIDI SpaceMusic Instruction, Software & LessonsMusica Viva: free sheet musicSound Quest Inc.Synth ZoneTerzoid Software (NoiZe Editor/Librarian)UBIK MUSIC ProductionsThe Yamaha TX81Z Homepage - excellent support page for the TX81Z synthesizer
Other (non-MIDI) Links:
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|Unfortunately, there's very sad news in the world of rock-and-roll. Carl Wilson, founding member of the Beach Boys, passed away February 6, 1998, from cancer at the age of 51.|
|Pictured above are, from left to right,
Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson,
Billy Hinsche, and Elmo
Blessed with an angelic voice, Carl sang lead on their biggest hit, "Good Vibrations", on "God Only Knows", "Darlin'", "Long Promised Road", "Feel Flows", "I Can Hear Music", "Good Timin'", "Trader", "Girl Don't Tell Me", "This Whole World", "All This Is That", and others. Moreover, as the most emotionally stable member of the group, Carl was their chosen leader.
In the 1970's, Carl invited me to his Malibu beach house for the afternoon. After a day of jogging on the beach, discussing music, and channel-surfing with his family around the TV, Carl asked me if I had anything planned for the next couple of months; he was inviting me to join the Beach Boys' rhythm section as keyboardist! For the next few years I was to have the pleasure of working and traveling with one of the world's most talented rock bands.
When Carl produced an album on his close friend, Ricci Martin (Dean Martin's son and whose sister was to become Carl's next wife), he asked me to arrange the orchestra (strings, woodwinds, French horns). During our discussion of the arrangement, he mentioned several specific things he wanted, including a Gershwin-influenced 4-bar break. However, we had diametrically opposed opinions on whether the orchestra on one song should soar up during the Chorus, or go down into the midrange. To give us the most flexibility, I wrote two arrangements: his way (down) and mine (up). At the recording session, I asked Carl which version he'd like to hear first; he asked for mine. After the assembled orchestra (so large that the French horns and the woodwinds had to be put into other rooms, including a broom closet!) played through my version, soaring high through the Chorus, Carl loved what he heard and did not even want to hear the other version, his own! Rarely have I known a creative artist who was so able to overcome his own ego in his pursuit of art.
Carl's contribution to America's Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band was enormous, second only to his brother Brian. Although he couldn't read music, he left a rich musical legacy that will be remembered as long as mankind celebrates its musical culture. Carl was that rarest of human beings: irreplaceable. Thank you, Carl, for having lived and loved.
Carl Wilson introducing Elmo Peeler to Brian Wilson.
Beverly Hills, CA