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MikeRobinson
(Mike Robinson)


Member Since: Monday, August 29 2011 @ 06:47 PM CDT
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Location: Chattanooga, TN United States
Song Comments: 332
Song Votes: 1
Forum Posts: 682
Weekly Points: 59.55
Total Points: 9084.20
Bio:
I'm a computer consultant by trade and maybe more than a little bit a "music geek." I'm very interested in what makes music "tick." I've read through Jimmy Webb's "TuneSmith" at least four times including the hard theoretical parts. (I don't say that I understand it yet.)

I have "lurked" around MacJams for years without screwing-up the courage to actually sign up. Many a day has been spent listening to whatever the random selector on the front-page conjured up for me. I have hundreds of bookmarks.

These days, I compose music in two ways. The first is with the (very excellent!) open source music-scoring program, MuseScore, with which I write music in staff-notation and MuseScore's built-in VST and SoundFonts to render the result.   (I most-heartily and without reservation recommend this program.)   The second, most recently, is Logic Pro X.

In both cases, I am intrigued by the computer’s very unique ability as “a musical word-processor” which is capable of faithfully rendering something that you could never hope to play on your own.   Each tool, each in its own very different yet complementary way, unlocks musical doors that until now had remained shut and barred.

I know the importance of putting oneself into the company of those whose work you admire, and of being in the shadow of those who know much more than you do.   (And there are just so many of you, right here ...) I would love to (learn how to...) collaborate in these more technical aspects of musical production.

P.S. I don't download music and listen to it on my phone or my computer, so don't be surprised to get zero-downloads from me. I'm still a "WAV-files and Vinyl" purist.
MikeRobinson's Songs (4)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
03.04.16 Young Men, White Gloves 0.00 (0) 1618 (22) Political 06.09.17 Active
02.20.14 Cat Walk 0.00 (0) 2238 (28) Ethnic-International 08.13.15 Active
09.07.11 Trading Places 6.13 (2) 2628 (36) Acoustic 12.05.13 Active
09.07.11 Ditty (a song sketch) 5.50 (1) 2889 (18) Acoustic 09.12.13 Active
Favorite Songs (259)
Title Artist Date Genre
The Shark of Galway Bay (Declan Finnegan’s Ghost) peeg 08.11.17 Celtic
Cantabile Sacra 46 paul f. page 08.10.17 Classical
Air on a C string VicDiesel 07.05.17 Ambient
songbreak ste 07.05.17 MuzaK
Everyone Discovers Who Their Own Is jobu 07.04.17 Alternative Rock
Children Of Love pooria_one 07.04.17 Pop Orchestral
Vox Inhumana H3nry 07.03.17 Experimental
Reflect Upon A Courting Mind (Final Recording) christopherpsly 07.02.17 Classical
Meditation 122 paul f. page 07.01.17 Classical
In Search Of Light pooria_one 06.28.17 Cinematic Soundtrack
The Call (Part One) pooria_one 06.28.17 Pop Orchestral
You Can Try egobandit 06.23.17 Art Rock
The Ride H3nry 06.23.17 Rock
Stars pablatone 06.22.17 Acoustic
Dead Man Walking jiguma 05.10.17 Acoustic Rock
Heaven is Waiting echoroom 05.07.17 Alternative Rock
Tunnel Vision Calchas 05.05.17 Folk (contemporary)
'76 LP stratcat 03.11.17 Hard Rock
Dancing In The Rain PeterB7858 03.09.17 Acoustic
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations magnatone 11.16.16 Pop Orchestral
Darling, I Love You richard13 09.23.16 Romantic
One Hundred Sixty-Five paul f. page 08.19.16 Piano
I'm Coming Home w/ DavisAmerica and Particledots awigze 04.21.16 Open Collaborations
Old Man jgurner 04.21.16 Alternative Rock
Water Under The Bridge (GSB) PeterB7858 03.22.16 Acoustic Rock
Taking You Down jobu 03.21.16 Pop (Alternative)
Eyes on the Moon grah3am 03.20.16 Rock
Communion Day echoroom 03.20.16 Alternative Rock
Prominade Hydrogen3 03.18.16 Ambient
Back in that Time Moses 03.17.16 Indie Rock
Your Web Of Lies by Gaylen Sharp Gaylen75 03.02.16 Art Rock
stargazer that80sboy 11.01.15 Rock
Clap Your Hands Skean 12.08.14 Experimental
From Night Till Dawn XMaramena 12.03.14 Film Scoring
Money To Burn jiguma 12.02.14 Alternative Rock
Said and Done jobu 11.30.14 Folk (contemporary)
Mr Winter Ace-T 11.28.14 Blues (contemporary)
(ennead #7) I Was Named By My Mother mfwmiles 09.29.14 Alternative Rock
The Anchor (by the Speakeasy Sway) Gaylen75 09.15.14 Alternative Rock
Dum dee dum dee dum egobandit 09.13.14 Alternative Rock
Munich Etude Ultrabeast 09.13.14 Baroque
Cut-Off Narad 09.12.14 Ambient
Rise Up! (with ktb) Skunkwrx 09.12.14 Art Rock
No Sorrow Bob Rodgers 09.11.14 Ballad
I'm On Yellow alackbass 09.08.14 Jazz (vocal)
HELL AND HIGH WATER KCsGROOVE 09.08.14 Rock
A Last Confession Schwerindustrie 09.06.14 Progressive Rock
Staircase To The Moon PeterB7858 09.05.14 Fingerstyle Guitar
Palace Called Home sammydix 09.05.14 Acoustic Rock
Gone Girl echoroom 08.30.14 Pop (Alternative)
Isn't It Strange gadzooks 08.27.14 Acoustic
Dream For Dream w Anne Cozean jiguma 08.07.14 Acoustic Rock
world keeps on turning Ace-T 08.05.14 Blues (contemporary)
Walk away jimmyrus 08.03.14 Acoustic Rock
Blue Sky Bossa Philip18 08.02.14 Latin Jazz
Death Race rolf_ruiz 08.01.14 Hard Rock
I Can't See Through This Haze Charday 08.01.14 Acoustic Rock
Garnet Wine (with CiggiBurns) mana_junkie 07.30.14 Pop (Alternative)
The Looker / with davisamerica, Roxylee, FEEL, jgurner, scofugate, & awigze davisamerica2 07.30.14 Blues (traditional)
Mumbo Jumbo renecalvo 07.29.14 Rock
The Heartache That You Sowed Live (plus) Charday 07.28.14 Jazz (vocal)
Voile Sur Le Soleil PeterB7858 07.27.14 Fingerstyle Guitar
All of Me bjack 07.26.14 Rhythm and Blues
In Another Round Loob 07.18.14 Acoustic
Oh Dear Penelope The_Applesauce_Project 07.11.14 Pop (Alternative)
SHE WISHES PICASSO WAS THERE with PHIL18 and PAUL.F.PAGE Franciscus_Henri 07.10.14 Ballad
Twenty years J_Gretch 07.06.14 Rock
sleeping bag bud 07.06.14 Experimental
Always A Way PBGB, feat Andy O'Donnell and the Mills Sisters. jiguma 07.06.14 Funk
When The Earth Turns Away From The Sun PeterB7858 07.04.14 Fingerstyle Guitar
Charlie's Dream MikeHuntingford 07.02.14 Easy Listening
ATM jobu 06.22.14 Electronic
Green Blades v2 Mute Albino 06.22.14 Progressive Rock
Transmission Earth Vic Holman 06.20.14 Alternative Rock
Obsession gadzooks 06.19.14 Other
If I could Sing Franciscus_Henri 06.18.14 Comedy-Satire-Parody
Martin's Joy Llarion 06.16.14 Jazz (instrumental)
Bye God J_Gretch 06.07.14 Rock
Power train II Narad 06.07.14 Ambient
Mistaking SpiresVortex 06.06.14 Psychedelic
Gladys grah3am 06.06.14 Folk (contemporary)
Kiss of Death gadzooks 06.05.14 Other
Take Away The Truth Firesign 06.04.14 Electronic
Born to Do - feat. strangedream, rok41, scofugate Sigmund 06.04.14 Rock
The Calm Before dantimmermans 06.03.14 Electropop
Spinning w/Ravens Garni 05.25.14 Gothic Rock
Never Been So Blue (W) Sisters gadzooks 05.23.14 Acoustic
Doing Time PeterB7858 05.19.14 Acoustic
SOMETHING SHE SAID - PBGB jiguma 05.17.14 Alternative Rock
CWS Parichayaka 05.15.14 Electronic
The Kid Who Wanted To Be A Cowboy [FINAL] Alimar 05.15.14 Cinematic Soundtrack
Tuck and Roll rduroche 05.13.14 Electronic
Sweet Darkness gadzooks 05.10.14 Art Rock
Au Lac de Wallenstadt davajonah 05.05.14 Classical
Bye God J_Gretch 05.04.14 Rock
Summertime DJWestM 05.03.14 Dance-Club
Here and There SpiresVortex 05.03.14 Inspirational (contemporary)
Souls Sweet79 05.02.14 Easy Listening
Angeline Bob Rodgers 05.02.14 Acoustic
Return to Childhood rsolorio 04.30.14 Pop (mainstream)
The Island PeterB7858 04.25.14 Acoustic
Inverloch Morning (with Rok41) Philip18 02.28.14 Smooth Jazz
Synæsthesia [FINAL w/download] Ten Years Alimar 02.09.14 Progressive Rock
SWEET SENSATION KCsGROOVE 02.01.14 Rock
A Man in Black (There's more to Life) with SIGMUND and PHILIP18 Franciscus_Henri 01.31.14 Acoustic Rock
Shimmer paddler 01.20.14 Electropop
lime and brimstone bingsolex 12.02.13 Blues (contemporary)
The River PeterB7858 11.29.13 Acoustic
Over the River & Through the Woods alackbass 11.28.13 Holiday
Johnny Comes Marching Home Improv. and Green Screen thetiler 11.28.13 Fingerstyle Guitar
Ever since I can remember Narad 11.26.13 Easy Listening
Echo In The Wind paul f. page 11.23.13 Native American
TV Theme sschedra 11.23.13 Film Scoring
jungle dreams glinnemann 11.27.13 Easy Listening
Road to Recovery Garni 11.10.13 Cinematic Soundtrack
Water Ways VicDiesel 11.10.13 New Age
An Orchestral Adventure (WIP) XMaramena 11.07.13 Film Scoring
Nobody Told Me groovehounds 10.21.13 Other
Don't Wish Your Life Away (H4 Demo) alackbass 09.22.13 Acoustic
Hey Johnny (One Hour Challenge) PeterB7858 09.12.13 Acoustic
Waiting For You (2013 Version) mr_mordenus 09.12.13 Electropop
Coming Home ShadowofNine 09.11.13 Art Rock
Overdrive paul f. page 09.09.13 Piano
Go Takumi, Go! tempie 08.26.13 Pop (Alternative)
Don Quixote TobinMueller 08.19.13 Blues (contemporary)
Anyway Strawberry_Lane 09.02.13 Rock
time to let go that80sboy 08.01.13 Pop (Alternative)
sleeper tokai 07.01.13 Art Rock
Two Friends Philip18 06.26.13 Smooth Jazz
Blue Tattoos TobinMueller 06.26.13 Jazz (vocal)
Long Last VicDiesel 06.24.13 Ballad
Where Are We Now (Chillout) MikeHuntingford 06.23.13 Jazz (instrumental)
Beautiful Daydream lavalamp 06.23.13 Alternative Rock
Embryo Llarion 06.20.13 Smooth Jazz
Keep An Open Mind Mackie 04.14.13 Alternative Rock
Under Your Bed - feat. strangedream, rok41 & Steve Ritter Sigmund 03.15.13 Rock
Otnemem/Heal echoroom 02.27.13 Alternative Rock
charlie built a rocket that80sboy 02.19.13 Electropop
Winter Reverie paul f. page 02.18.13 Classical
Gord's Gold tempie 01.16.13 Pop (Alternative)
Music of Emotion gadzooks 01.06.13 Rhythm and Blues
Out Here and Stranded jiguma 01.04.13 Rhythm and Blues
why do we fall (down) that80sboy 12.05.12 Pop (Alternative)
The End w/ strangedream & rok41 Sigmund 11.02.12 Pop (Alternative)
love it hate it that80sboy 09.18.12 Pop (Alternative)
Carry Me Down - feat. strangedream and rok41 Sigmund 07.06.12 Rock
Just a Girl Outtaorbit 05.11.12 Rock
Ultra Sound Vic Holman 02.25.12 Alternative Rock
Wanderlust (by FLY) Symphony101 02.23.12 Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary
Guitars Go Ragtime (with Philip18) PeterB7858 02.22.12 Ragtime
Lament For a Loved One richard13 02.02.12 Downtempo
Santa's Gonna Love (To See My Christmas Tree) Angela_Hope 12.08.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Goo Goo Eyes (with APOD) five_extra_arms 12.05.11 Electronic
Christmas Song Leon 12.02.11 Holiday
Who's Gonna Love Me - w/strangedream, rok41 & kevmikwa Sigmund 12.02.11 Rock
The 99% March Rag thetiler 11.04.11 Fingerstyle Guitar
Oh Danny Boy TobinMueller 10.28.11 Ballad
It Was All in a Daydream I Had (demo) '04 Son-of-lavalamp 10.09.11 Acoustic Rock
Funktified (DFunkt Challenge) gadzooks 10.08.11 Funk
Raise a Glass (remix) paralax 09.13.11 Progressive Rock
memory gadzooks 09.12.11 Acoustic
The Evolution of Spiders SomeMadGirl 09.11.11 Electronic
Soul of a Viking saundhaus 09.08.11 Hard Rock
In These Turbulent Times gadzooks 09.02.11 Alternative Rock
Bells and Drums Improv Doug Somers 08.31.11 Experimental
The Lady of Light PatriciaGirl 08.30.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Better Off Broken (w/strangedream, rok41, kevmikwa) Sigmund 08.26.11 Rock
Karma Ride (w Gaylen75, rok41 & scofugate) Sigmund 06.04.11 Rock
Overflow (w/Sisters/Jiguma/Loob davisamerica2 05.13.11 Acoustic Rock
Jibbah Jabbah fool. gadzooks 04.22.11 Funk
Fufu-Beat Elevator_Funk 04.08.11 Open Collaborations
Yeavering Bell mrattue 04.02.11 Ballad
Sheikh Blob 03.29.11 Alternative Rock
All In You w/Europica; Loob; lholden fambroski 03.11.11 Reggae
Yule jgurner 12.10.10 Holiday
In The Bleak Midwinter SmokeyVW 12.04.10 Holiday
Tammy's Song vancewest 12.01.10 Electropop
Flaunt It w/Gaylen Alackbass Awigze Paddler Kevmikwa Particledots Ryan Carrie71 11.17.10 Funk
The Lair of the Beast - Halloween Jam Spooktacular! with Einarus sloparts 10.30.10 Comedy-Satire-Parody
Orbit raylaveau 09.30.10 Rock (instrumental)
Scarborough Fair elfdaughter 09.26.10 Folk (traditional)
Hey, Tom Bombadil! mrattue 09.21.10 Ballad
Heaven Must Be Like This (w/ Electric Soul) Angela_Hope 08.17.10 Rhythm and Blues
Psalm 142 (Freestyle of the Biblical Verse) Angela_Hope 08.16.10 Rhythm and Blues
YOU DON'T WANT ME ANYMORE mvh9591 08.15.10 Twentieth Century
Tight Angela_Hope 08.12.10 Rhythm and Blues
Late Night Sax* Dadai.2 06.17.10 Smooth Jazz
Wings on the Wind/ with Roxylee & Davisamerica davisamerica2 05.21.10 Inspirational (contemporary)
Muad'Dib SomeMadGirl 04.17.10 Cinematic Soundtrack
Pianos on Erinome SomeMadGirl 03.16.10 Ambient
Vita Per Diem SmokeyVW 03.09.10 Film Scoring
Rama SomeMadGirl 03.07.10 Ambient
Procession of the Saints MidiOrleans 02.08.10 Jazz (instrumental)
Mists (MJRF2010) Scott Carmichael 02.06.10 Inspirational (contemporary)
Jeans ,Guitar Strings Hickling_Stan 12.07.09 Acoustic Rock
Yuletide Joy 2009 (Ensemble) Alimar 12.07.09 Holiday
First of Fall - Slide Pete_NB 11.19.09 Rock
HOW WOULD I KNOW SISTERS 11.16.09 Easy Listening
Having Our Way The_ChickMunks 09.11.09 Comedy-Satire-Parody
Dancing Monkey Sax Outtaorbit 08.19.09 Art Rock
TAKE A BITE SISTERS 06.04.09 Funk
For The First Time jazzman1 03.25.09 Smooth Jazz
Pasion Latina ShadowofNine 03.18.09 Latin
69 Impala scaustrita 02.14.09 Latin Pop
Misery Loves Company haribo 02.10.09 Classical
Tomorrow with Emily Rohm Gilmore (MJRF) FEEL 01.31.09 Pop Orchestral
heartbeat away that80sboy 01.13.09 Pop (Alternative)
The Quest vegnet 12.14.08 Pop Orchestral
Among The Trees kassia 11.06.08 Cinematic Soundtrack
Track4 What Jessie Heard BigFinish 09.30.08 Opera
I'll walk away BeccaJohnson 09.24.08 Electropop
Wonderland The Orbiting 05.27.08 Pop (Alternative)
homeless egobandit 04.11.08 Art Rock
FLAWED (redux) stacey 04.10.08 Folk (contemporary)
Mind Your P's And Q's omnibus11 04.10.08 Electropop
Sitcom Psychedelica (Woodstock after-party) TobinMueller 03.26.08 NUjazz
Eye in the Sky - the Lost Finale (with Mike) Doug Somers 02.05.08 Progressive Rock
Erich's Theme sschedra 01.03.08 Pop Orchestral
Suite: Darker Side of Nowhere Cameron 10.24.07 Pop Orchestral
What If FGarofalo 09.30.07 Pop (mainstream)
A Choir To Preach To iG.STUDiO 09.04.07 Jazz (instrumental)
Like Breathing Water (w/t Racerat) echoroom 08.07.07 Ballad
Pressure SlimGirlFat 07.20.07 Dance-Club
Midsummer Nights mikkinylund 06.18.07 Indie Rock
Sweet Jesus Make me beautiful (collab with Willywagga) echoroom 05.28.07 Pop (Alternative)
I Wanna Be An Animal antonfosh 04.23.07 Acoustic
Like A Person michael2 03.30.07 Psychedelic
Jenny Is The Sunshine Girl paddler 02.21.07 Bluegrass
I Hate this Song rovert10 11.20.06 Rock
ANOTHER WAYFARER Scott Carmichael 11.18.06 Folk (traditional)
Finding Satori MissChaos 11.01.06 Cinematic Soundtrack
En regnig morgon i gethagen rymdaelgg 10.17.06 Jazz (vocal)
Say you don't love me (edit) apb 10.14.06 Pop (mainstream)
Take me down easy apb 09.17.06 Rock (instrumental)
Slanter bud 07.20.06 Industrial
Bad Guy Gets Away joel c. 07.07.06 Film Scoring
My Spanish Tuttle 1rwhite1 06.28.06 Smooth Jazz
You dreadmon 04.05.06 Pop (mainstream)
Dance, Dance, Dance J.A.Stewart 12.29.05 Pop (mainstream)
Parallel Remix(W/Fairy Beth) Sil-VER 11.26.05 Pop (mainstream)
The Lonely Road (Deserve This) aclarke 11.24.05 Folk (contemporary)
The Blue Elephant Song dane 11.15.05 Acoustic
Free Indeed krtaylo 11.10.05 Pop (mainstream)
Angel Voices krtaylo 11.10.05 Pop (mainstream)
When the Rocks Cry Out krtaylo 11.08.05 Pop (mainstream)
Tears in a Bottle krtaylo 11.08.05 Pop (mainstream)
All I Need krtaylo 11.08.05 Pop (mainstream)
Woman at the Well krtaylo 11.08.05 New Age
New World Blues Komrade K 09.03.05 Blues (contemporary)
Running Gag merkutio 08.02.05 Pop (mainstream)
crossing over to you funkayfressh 06.23.05 Other
Lookin' Sista Mac 05.29.05 Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary
Jesus Spits Tom Atwood 03.21.05 Rhythm and Blues
I need no one tonite Ete 02.26.05 Rock & Roll
Need Everyone jschultz76 02.25.05 Alternative Rock
Maximo (Collab With SKIPPER) Sil-VER 02.13.05 Dance-Club
Morning Whispers TobinMueller 01.27.05 Piano
Nostalgic Bossa (take 3: iG.STUDiO/McBoy/mujigo/bbarner) iG.STUDiO 09.26.04 Jazz (instrumental)
Crazy Story TobinMueller 06.09.04 Alternative Rock
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Music Background The usual music lessons, yes. Although I continue to play keyboard instruments and can do passably well on guitar, my performance skills are not outstanding. (Okay, okay, o-KAY... the truth is, I don't practice enough.) Nevertheless, the computer does open up the possibility of envisioning and then creating music that you don't have the ability to play, and this is indeed a thing that fascinates me. Is it okay to say that, even though I never paid attention in high-school music theory classes ... the theory of music still fascinates me?
Music Skills Modest keyboard skills despite years of organ and piano lessons; some guitar.
Music Hardware KeyStation 88es Pro controller ... after my KeyStation 88es found itself under an untimely hole in the roof.
Music Software MuseScore ... Logic Pro X.
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