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    The organ effect

    Here's a quote from another forum I inhabit, (and have done far longer than the time I've wasted here).

    I learned a new term today the "organ effect"

    The organ effect is the sound quality that occurs when all the ensemble instruments (concert band, in my case) sound, well, like an organ. Human beings may sound as if they are all starting and stopping together in an ensemble, but they are actually not. When human beings play, we usually cannot hear slight differences in timbre and time of attack. However, in digital music, attacks and timbres are exact. These qualities produce the organ effect.

    My understanding is that the organ effect can be eliminated, or, at least, great reduced, by digitally staggering attacks and same-instrument timbres ever so slightly. I asked how to do that.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Interesting:but never heard of it before. Be a good project for someone with the talent needed.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Hey Bill, me either, but it's a sound (no pun intended) theory and makes perfect sense.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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