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DuckReconMajor

Les Paul Birthday Google thing

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Not that I found when I went looking yesterday. Most are clips on youtube that don't sound anything like what they are trying to play.

DuckReconMajor said:

edit: best I can do :P (you can use number keys)
http://goo.gl/doodle/wUVX

edit2: faster but still sux
http://goo.gl/doodle/n5Fh


They both just resolve to the plain ol google page for me.

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I heard my mother was playing with it yesterday, sounded vaguely like the opening bars of "Duelling Banjos".

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One of the main faults with this gimmick is you only have to move over a string for it to play. This makes it very difficult to jump from one string to the other without plucking undesired strings. If you could click on a string to pluck it, maybe you could easily play a melody.

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Technician said:

One of the main faults with this gimmick is you only have to move over a string for it to play. This makes it very difficult to jump from one string to the other without plucking undesired strings. If you could click on a string to pluck it, maybe you could easily play a melody.


If you click the box in the bottom right side, it will let you use the keyboard to play notes.

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chopkinsca said:

If you click the box in the bottom right side, it will let you use the keyboard to play notes.

The gimmick is gone then.

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Yes. And if you'd stop being a sandy bagina and turn off NoScript, it'd be doing things for you, too.

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Bloodshedder said:

Hard to do with no black keys.

This is chromatic when using your keyboard. Finding what key is what note is difficult, mind you.

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Bucket said:

Yes. And if you'd stop being a sandy bagina and turn off NoScript, it'd be doing things for you, too.

I don't use NoScript or anything of the sort. Still nothing.

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Aliotroph? said:

This only works in Chrome for me.


Heh. I'm not at all surprised. I expect Google to start pushing Chrome down people's throat like if it were Microsoft or Netscape in the late nineties.

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Hehe, my own composition <grin> -> http://goo.gl/doodle/o3Hpe ...man, talk about high latency LOL!

BTW, Just in case that you need "guitar lessons" for the Google Les Paul Guitar Doodle -> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/09/how-to-play-guitar-on-google_n_873895.html .


Anyhow, anyone who knows me knows that I just can't help but slapping together/cobbling together a SoundFont every chance that I get <grin>:

http://www.cmoo.com/snor/weeds/SoundFonts/Google_Doodle_Les_Paul_Electric_Guitar.txt

http://www.cmoo.com/snor/weeds/SoundFonts/Google_Doodle_Les_Paul_Electric_Guitar.zip


P.S. In actuality, even though there are 10 strings on the Google Doodle GUI, there are actually *12* guitar samples contained in the Shockwave Flash SWF file.

There is *NO* way to play those extra two strings in the Doodle, as the keyboard controls are any of the following:

1234567890
QWERTYUIOP
ASDFGHJKL;
ZXCVBNM,./

My SoundFont includes those additional two "secret" samples that the Doodle doesn't even use :)

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Not sure why people are having problems in Firefox because it's all working for me.

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The 'record' button and playback links weren't working in any of my six installed browsers yesterday, but the links seem to be now. Cool. Still can't record anything though.

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Remember when you could use a search engine without playing video games, before bing started the 'we have pretty background pictures made of 100% REAL pixels in OUR search engine' arms race?

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Hehe, a bit better than my previous one <grin>:

The Google "Doodle" Les Paul Electric Guitar - Original Untitled Cover... an original composition, with added Sound Blaster Live! Environmental Audio Effects (EAX) Reverb and Chorus.

Any Les Paul electric guitar is absolutely *BEGGING* for Fender tube-amp spring reverb (as well as chorus) effects! :)

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2kGJUZARNM

Original recorded Google "Doodle" Les Paul electric guitar tune: http://goo.gl/doodle/19HrU

Note that the latency is really bad/high when using your computer keyboard with Google's "Doodle" applet [ugh].

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Hmmm... so does anyone have any idea the gobbledygook that makes the Doodle actually play back recorded things <grin>? After recording, you'll be provided with a shortened URL, that if you surf to will be lengthened -> http://goo.gl/doodle/19HrU .

...which looks like (carriage returns added so's that it fits in this message a little better):

http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lespaul.html#tune=
mIBMRLkCXIFApQFQgOlAdLkCnIBIDqOCmAg4KYCHIEuQCQHKgOF
AdJAmIEOQCQHEpgkgKGCEB0oDicgSxAkhDkAXIBOQKQHEpglTBJ
IUBkIDicgS5AlyBLkASRIDIUwCpglAdKAogUOQBcgS5AFyBKIwi
AsEIcIC4QpwhKAwjEOAMCQgOJAcKA6kBwoDiQHU
That's the actual saved Google Doodle recording of my YouTube creation <grin>. But what the heck??? Hmmm... I wonder if a 'MIDI file to Google Guitar Doodle gobbledygook/URL converter' utility might be a possiblility <grin?

Any takers LOL?

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RFNagel said:

Hmmm... I wonder if a 'MIDI file to Google Guitar Doodle gobbledygook/URL converter' utility might be a possiblility <grin>?


Hehe,

1) "Bome’s Midi Translator" ("Classic Edition", which is freeware; translates MIDI input to computer keyboard keystrokes) -> http://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator/overview/classic / http://www.bome.com/bome/downloads/MidiTranslatorClassic1.6.1.exe .

2) MIDI Yoke (or your virtual MIDI cable of choice) -> http://www.midiox.com/myoke.htm .

3) Possibly MIDI OX (can be used to set MIDI keyboard velocity to "127" for touch-sensitive keyboards) -> http://www.midiox.com .

4) Cakewalk Professional v3.01 (or your MIDI sequencer of choice) -> http://www.simpilot.net/~richnagel/#cakewalk .

5) The following Bome’s Midi Translator ".bmtp" preset:

[Project]
Version=1

[Preset.0]
Name=Google Doodle Les Paul Electric Guitar
Active=1
Name0=MIDI Keyboard G2 to Google Doodle G2 to PC Keyboard A
Incoming0=MID1902B7F
Outgoing0=KAM10100KSQ10002041241
Options0=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name1=MIDI Keyboard A2 to Google Doodle A2 to PC Keyboard S
Incoming1=MID1902D7F
Outgoing1=KAM10100KSQ10002053253
Options1=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name2=MIDI Keyboard B2 to Google Doodle B2 to PC Keyboard D
Incoming2=MID1902F7F
Outgoing2=KAM10100KSQ10002044244
Options2=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name3=MIDI Keyboard C3 to Google Doodle C3 to PC Keyboard F
Incoming3=MID190307F
Outgoing3=KAM10100KSQ10002046246
Options3=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name4=MIDI Keyboard D3 to Google Doodle D3 to PC Keyboard G
Incoming4=MID190327F
Outgoing4=KAM10100KSQ10002047247
Options4=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name5=MIDI Keyboard E3 to Google Doodle E3 to PC Keyboard H
Incoming5=MID190347F
Outgoing5=KAM10100KSQ10002048248
Options5=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name6=MIDI Keyboard F#3 to Google Doodle F#3 to PC Keyboard J
Incoming6=MID190367F
Outgoing6=KAM10100KSQ1000204A24A
Options6=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name7=MIDI Keyboard G3 to Google Doodle G3 to PC Keyboard K
Incoming7=MID190377F
Outgoing7=KAM10100KSQ1000204B24B
Options7=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name8=MIDI Keyboard A3 to Google Doodle A3 to PC Keyboard L
Incoming8=MID190397F
Outgoing8=KAM10100KSQ1000204C24C
Options8=Actv01Stop00OutO00
Name9=MIDI Keyboard B3 to Google Doodle B3 to PC Keyboard ;
Incoming9=MID1903B7F
Outgoing9=KAM10100KSQ100020BA2BA
Options9=Actv01Stop00OutO00

I loaded an old MIDI of "Stairway to Heaven" ("STAIR_H.MID") into CWP301, transposed the guitar backing track to match the Google Doodle a bit better (transposing notes up or down an octave so that they would play using the ten strings within the Google Doodle), and then set all of the note velocities to "127".

Then I set the MIDI output port for CWP301 to "Out to MIDI Yoke: 1", and the MIDI input port for Bome’s Midi Translator to "In from MIDI Yoke: 1".

Started MIDI playback in CWP301, alt+tabbed to my web browser, and then let 'er rip.

Here was the result (I didn't spend much time editing the original MIDI, so it's not all that great, but is simply a "proof of concept" example) -> http://goo.gl/WhnNh :)

Using the same method you can play the Google Doodle with your MIDI keyboard as well (although the latency is still high).


...yes, I have WAY to much time on my hands LOL!

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DuckReconMajor said:

Awesome, could you possibly do that with E1M1 midi?


Excellent idea :)

Hmmm... not sure how well it will work though (the MUS2MIDI converted tune's quantization is pretty bad).

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