My Musical Dialogues With ChatGPT - Part 1 "Field Recording"

As more and more people have been talking about this ChatGPT thing recently, and even musicians and friends (and some of our members) have caught the fever, I have decided to have a detailed look at this thing. I was – and still are – rather skeptical and there are more than only a few aspects which make me even suspicious and alert. But as ignoring is a strategy of rather limited advantages I got the idea of testing ChatGPT by leading dialogues about matters I know a lot about – music and sound.

I´m going to publish these dialogues here at irregular intervals.


The Cradles of Electronic Music – Part 5

I ended up with the question “Isn´t a spectrum the same as (layered) chords, at least when working only with sine waves? “

Well, let´s have a look how the pioneers of electronic music in the 1950s tried to deal with questions like that, now, that they were confronted with completely new kinds of sounds in music.

One of the most systematically proceeding composers of that time is Herbert Eimert. He divided all (electronic) sounds in the following categories:




tone mixture


How the sound of “Ered Nimrais” is made

First of all, what is Ered Nimrais? Well, it´s a fictive moutain massive mentioned in Tolkien´s trilogy “Lord of the Rings”.

Let me quote the booklet of my last sample library:


“In the south of Middle-Earth there are the mountains of Ered Nimrais, also called the White Mountains. Here we find Helm´s Deep, the Glittering Caves of Aglarond, the Path of the Dead, and at the foot of the mountains the realm of Rohan. From Gondor to Rohan along the peaks of the Mountains men have installed the signal fires to call for help.”

The Cradles of Electronic Music - Part 3

Producing a Piece of Early Electronic Music like in the 1950s

The following steps of the project are all done with the software “Berna 3”. The project itself is part of my new E-book about new and old approaches to producing electronic music. The book will be published in February 2023 (probably). This is  quite long article. If you are kind of impatient, well, then you might like to watch the video first. The link to it is at the end of this article.