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Improving the Finale version using a DAW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

Classical Follies for String Orchestra was one of the first pieces I produced using virtual instruments.  Originally, I finished it in Finale, and my wife and I spent countless hours trying to make…Continue

Thoughts on contest entry fees?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Carovillano Jan 28. 7 Replies

Hi all,I'm so glad to slowly be exploring various parts of this great forum, and appreciate already how many people have taken the time to comment on pieces I've posted in the composition sub-forum. …Continue

Greetings from Canada!

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Carovillano Jan 23. 4 Replies

Hi all,I was referred to this forum by a composer on the Pianoteq forum, and I'm so excited to see a thriving community of musicians/composers here.  I'm a concert accordionist as part of the duo,…Continue

 

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Bob Porter replied to David Carovillano's discussion Improving the Finale version using a DAW
"Thanks, Dave, I only brought it up because you did. So I wanted to hear the difference. I glad moving to a DAW seems to have worked for you. I have my own views on the subject. But then, I'm not trying to make a living at composing. Now that…"
4 hours ago
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion Improving the Finale version using a DAW
"Timothy: No problem.  I knew the goal of your experiment, and when you wrote at the end of your post on the violinist forum that you were considering writing such music yourself, I was happy to let my piece provide you with the market research…"
5 hours ago
Bob Porter replied to David Carovillano's discussion Improving the Finale version using a DAW
"Dave, It would really help me to hear a bit of the Finale version."
8 hours ago
Timothy Smith replied to David Carovillano's discussion Improving the Finale version using a DAW
"Dave, I hope I didn't imply in my response that you were looking to recruit players. I think I just wanted to see if the average violinist would have an interest in it. I will admit, some of this was for my own knowledge in making new material…"
13 hours ago
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion Improving the Finale version using a DAW
"Hi Timothy, Thanks for checking it out.  Your comment about fast forwarding reminded me of Paul McCartney complaining that musicians spend so much time working on the musical details, only to realize that everybody that listens, does so…"
13 hours ago
Timothy Smith replied to David Carovillano's discussion Improving the Finale version using a DAW
"Dave I enjoyed the first 4 minutes or so of this. Didn't have the time to continue right away but plan to do so. It would be nice if the player on your site had a way to fast forward through passages already heard. If it has this function, I…"
13 hours ago
David Carovillano posted a discussion

Improving the Finale version using a DAW

Classical Follies for String Orchestra was one of the first pieces I produced using virtual instruments.  Originally, I finished it in Finale, and my wife and I spent countless hours trying to make it sound as polished and convincing as possible.  I posted it in various places, only to be met with the following responses consistently:  "music is wonderful, midi is horrible".  Whether it was composer forums or virtual instrument forums (focussed more on the sound than the actual music), I…See More
14 hours ago
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion The Exorcism
"Thanks, Michael.  When it comes to conveying meaning/messages without words, ie. instrumental music, everyone will always interpret it differently.  Most people much prefer songs with lyrics, because they can latch on to the meaning of the…"
Wednesday
michael diemer replied to David Carovillano's discussion The Exorcism
"It is always interesting to speculate how many listeners would guess what this was about, had you not told them. Making it too obvious takes all the fun out of it, but often impressionistic music is not as obvious as the composer would hope. So…"
Wednesday
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion The Exorcism
"Thanks, Stanley.  Interesting perspective re. seeing this as more fitting for possession than exorcism.  I did believe I explored the theme of the exorcism (the bass clarinet being the subject instrument) in mid-ritual.  The end is as…"
Wednesday
Stanley King replied to David Carovillano's discussion The Exorcism
"Very interesting piece. I enjoyed it. Thank you. For me though this seem more fitting for possession than exorcism. Two reasons. Firstly it seems to me that the demon is till there at the end and secondly this  music does not speak of the…"
Wednesday
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion Vesuvius for Violin and Piano
"This is a very valid point!  It's a daunting task learning to write idiomatically for all the orchestral instruments.  When people compare living composers today to the masters of the past, they forget that talent/skill aside, modern…"
Tuesday
Timothy Smith replied to David Carovillano's discussion Vesuvius for Violin and Piano
"Check your mailbox."
Tuesday
Timothy Smith replied to David Carovillano's discussion Vesuvius for Violin and Piano
"Dave, Just another opinion here, but I believe it comes down to trust and expertise when writing for real players. I try to imagine being handed a piece by a composer who doesn't understand my instrument at least at an educated superficial…"
Tuesday
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion Vesuvius for Violin and Piano
"Lawrence:  I understand where you're coming from, especially in light of many people that simply use computers to write (as Michael alluded to in the follow-up post to yours) whatever they desire, realism/playability be damned. The thing…"
Tuesday
David Carovillano replied to David Carovillano's discussion Vesuvius for Violin and Piano
"Timothy: I hear you about Father Time and how it creeps up on us!   Go for it, re. posting the piece and linking me to it.  I don't know about the title "can you play this" though, because I get the impression it comes…"
Tuesday

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical/Chamber Music
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
David Carovillano (a.k.a. Dear Villain) M.Mus.,Mus.Bac.,B.Ed., is a classically trained musician with a Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto. As a composer and arranger, his music has regularly been featured on CBC Radio, NPR, numerous albums, and performed in live concerts by symphony orchestras and concert bands, and chamber ensembles. His music for media features poignant lyricism and lush harmonies, in the style of Menken and Morriconne. Always focussed on the emotional impact of music, David’s music tugs at the heart strings and leaves a lasting impression.
-Winner: 2016 Windsor Endowment for the Arts Elizabeth Havelock Award
-String Orchestra work, Classical Follies performed by Windsor Symphony Orchestra
-Released epic orchestral album, Dawn of a New Era (2016)
-Cutting edge arrangements/performances for YouTube: Disney Animated Classics(2016), Danny Elfan’s, The Simpsons (2016), Old School Video Game Medley (2015)
-Composer of Soundtrack for iPad animated book app, Squeezy (2012)
-Released 4 albums as part of Acclarion Duo. (2015, 2014, 2008, 2004)
-Released an album of new age instrumental music, Multifarious. (2014)
-Winner: Barry Manilow Award from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.
Website:
http://www.dearvillainmusic.com

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At 5:40am on February 19, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Thanks David - I will keep further thoughts to myself as I have expressed them by private email to Saul. Further words fail me!

Stephen

At 2:49pm on January 21, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Yes, David, we are careful about that here. Our posting policy (top of home page) describes the rules :)

At 12:06pm on January 21, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome David!

 
 
 

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