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    I worked with a small group of people in Brussels who were composing and recording music for (mostly) piano and electronics. They put it as "using a computer as a musical instrument".

    Do I consider the laptop a musical instrument? - I'm not too sure
    Is it possible to use a laptop/computer as a musical instrument? - Yes
    Last edited by Fletcher; Aug-09-2016 at 13:06.

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    I thought it would be interesting to bump this thread dated from start in 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTech82 View Post
    No, a laptop is not an instrument. Why? Because it's a freaking computer that's why!
    You got it JT no matter how hard you blow, bow or suck it a PC is all it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    You got it JT no matter how hard you blow, bow or suck it a PC is all it is
    But does that not make a mess.....................
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    But does that not make a mess.....................
    Can do Eddie can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    Can do Eddie can do
    Same for the theremin hey bro
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Same for the theremin hey bro
    I don't see a connection Mr Edd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    I don't see a connection Mr Edd
    As in "no matter how hard you blow, bow(excepted) or suck a" Theremin - your gunna make a big mess and probably get electrocuted
    Last edited by EddieRUKiddingVarese; Apr-15-2019 at 22:25.
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    As in "no matter how hard you blow, bow(excepted) or suck a" Theremin - your gunna make a big mess and probably get electrocuted
    Ha now I get it very subtle Eddie, this electricity thingy can be a dangerous thingy in fact it should be banned and not allowed in the presence of proper musicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    Ha now I get it very subtle Eddie, this electricity thingy can be a dangerous thingy in fact it should be banned and not allowed in the presence of proper musicians.
    But then will you record it
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Laptop itself? no
    Certain interfaces on and with software? well yes, some interfaces can be interacted with and used to create unique sounds in real-time. (and also taking into consideration things that link up with interfaces that you can use in conjunction)
    Last edited by Flutter; Apr-16-2019 at 07:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flutter View Post
    Laptop itself? no
    Certain interfaces on and with software? well yes, some interfaces can be interacted with and used to create unique sounds in real-time. (and also taking into consideration things that link up with interfaces that you can use in conjunction)
    You got it Flutter I am surprised that no one else seems interested in postings, I bet if Some Guy was still around he would have a go, but so be it.

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    Without laptops or computers, the current music production would fall silent. So, simple as it is, laptops are used as musical instruments. A synthesizer is also just a disguised laptop with a keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLAdriaan View Post
    Without laptops or computers, the current music production would fall silent. So, simple as it is, laptops are used as musical instruments. A synthesizer is also just a disguised laptop with a keyboard.
    The industry was producing music long before PC were around and using a PC to record and then assist in the production of a copy of that music does not class it as a musical instrument, the same applies to the humble tape recorder.

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    If you can go crazy fingers on the controls and that wild human spirit makes the computer sing - yep .

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