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Final movement, I tried to improve the sound and picture quality on this one. I used Ableton live10 Standard and Finale with Garratin samples.

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Hi Andy,

 I like your theme and the festive character of your work, but your intruments play so much in unisono (playing the same notes or an octave higher/lower) which does not sound so well. I would try to give the instruments more an individual treatment...

Gerd

Thanks Gerd, I did overdo it a bit. I was seeing it all as strings first + oboe and horns!



Gerd Prengel said:

Hi Andy,

 I like your theme and the festive character of your work, but your intruments play so much in unisono (playing the same notes or an octave higher/lower) which does not sound so well. I would try to give the instruments more an individual treatment...

Gerd

Hi, Andy,

Very little to say about this. Unlike Gerd though, I'm no expert on classical styles. So I can't comment on orchestration detail except to say the vertical layout seemed accomplished and the unison/octave doubling lent it clarity of texture (something from which I could learn).

It sounded vaguely Haydnesque (from the little I remember of Haydn). It worked very well; nicely balanced, energetic and the sound was great. You've managed to create a most useable technical set-up.

Easy to listen to. Accomplished. 

Cheers,

Dane

Many thanks Dane. I am soon to get some Spitfire samples too: the free Discovery pack. It will be interesting to hear the difference.

My next work has become a terrifying piece for string orchestra and there is going to be another learning curve in order to change the string sounds half way through as it gets more peaceful in the second half. 

Dane Aubrun said:

Hi, Andy,

Very little to say about this. Unlike Gerd though, I'm no expert on classical styles. So I can't comment on orchestration detail except to say the vertical layout seemed accomplished and the unison/octave doubling lent it clarity of texture (something from which I could learn).

It sounded vaguely Haydnesque (from the little I remember of Haydn). It worked very well; nicely balanced, energetic and the sound was great. You've managed to create a most useable technical set-up.

Easy to listen to. Accomplished. 

Cheers,

Dane

Great to learn of your forthcoming work, Andy.

Discovery is worth giving a go considering they're still offering it free by the look of their page. It's fairly limited but what you get is good, except you can't turn the reverb off. Another point is the winds are all in their ensembles, no solos - Horns à4 etc.

Good luck with it!

Looking forward to it.

Cheers Dane, new piece should be done before end of Feb. Looking forward to trying out the Discovery!

Dane Aubrun said:

Great to learn of your forthcoming work, Andy.

Discovery is worth giving a go considering they're still offering it free by the look of their page. It's fairly limited but what you get is good, except you can't turn the reverb off. Another point is the winds are all in their ensembles, no solos - Horns à4 etc.

Good luck with it!

Looking forward to it.

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