How to Add MIDI to Your ComputerWritten by Ross MacIver
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Now that everything is up and running, you can start making music! When building a song, itís usually easiest to lay down each instrument at a time. Start with a pre-recorded drum track and add a bass line to it. You can loop music so that only a section of it plays. For now, loop an 4-bar introduction and add a bass line to drums. You do this by selecting a bass sound on MIDI keyboard and playing some notes. Everything you play will be recorded into computer and you can continue to loop and add new notes.
Follow same procedure for each instrument until you have a nice sound. You can change instruments at any time and use any of presets that are available on your MIDI keyboard.
Everything that is recorded into MIDI software can be edited and manipulated in many ways. It is easy to fix wrong notes and drag notes to a new position. They can be made softer or louder, notes can be deleted or drawn in by hand, and individual notes or groups of notes can be played by any instrument. You are well on your way to polishing off your first MIDI song!
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What is Magic the Gathering?Written by Sue Edmondson
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Magic Gathering is a turn-based game. Every player starts with 20 life, and 7 cards and may take 1 card during each turn. After that their active phase comes where they can play a single land, and use mana it represents to cast their spells or creatures. Once a player has creatures in play, he or she has an attack phase. During this attack phase a player can attack with creatures they control and if their opponents spells or creatures do not block them, they attack player itself. That player might lose life equal to power of creature. Once a player has no cards left in his deck, or has lost all his 20 lives, he or she loses game. (Unless they control a card that states otherwise.
The best way to start playing is to buy a Core Game, which is a two-player game box that contains everything you need to get started. Once you have mastered basics of game, you can start buying booster packs and trade cards you don't need, and start to build decks that reflect your own style of playing.
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