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The Art of Reverb

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

Tell me what you do, how you do it. Do you apply the same reverb across all your music?  Across all your orchestral music?  If not, what justifies your choice?Continue

Cloth on Piano (Salonen)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jan 14. 6 Replies

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How to Write Your Music in a Notation Program and Have It Played by a DAW - AT THE SAME TIME

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Jan 13. 28 Replies

I started writing this up for a Facebook group, but thought it would be worth sharing here...  Happy to answer any questions if folks are interested in setting up their own workflow like…Continue

New Facebook group "Film Scoring Practice"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Driscoll Dec 29, 2017. 10 Replies

All, There's a new Facebook group called "Film Scoring Practice".  Each Monday a new clip will be posted and you are invited to complete a score by the following Sunday.  They just posted their first…Continue

 

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Dave Dexter replied to John Driscoll's discussion The Art of Reverb
"Not exactly conditioning - in an orchestral or classical context, the vast majority of both recordings and performances take place indoors and in reverberant conditions (or are treated to resemble the reverberant conditions of most well-known and…"
13 hours ago
Ingo Lee replied to John Driscoll's discussion The Art of Reverb
"Since reverb by definition is the reflection of sound waves, what happens when an acoustic instrument or group plays out doors?  Without an enclosure the reflections are either minimal or nonexistent and in my experience the sound outdoors is…"
16 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to John Driscoll's discussion The Art of Reverb
"I use QL Spaces as a single reverb (I think the San Francisco hall) in the master channel and have all my samples set dry. I've tried using different reverbs to create virtual distance and depth in sections - it never sounds as good to my ears,…"
18 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to John Driscoll's discussion The Art of Reverb
"Good thread John and one that will yield many different answers.  I use VSLs' Mir Pro and MIRacle but sometimes also use an outboard TC m3000. MirPro is very good at spatial placement and does a good job of placing the same instruments by…"
yesterday
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The Art of Reverb

Tell me what you do, how you do it. Do you apply the same reverb across all your music?  Across all your orchestral music?  If not, what justifies your choice?See More
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Most influencial works that changed the way you write music?
"Do you know the Korngold concerto?  I get a similar feeling from its second movement."
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to Robert Fisher's discussion Bonn - A Beethoven Arrangement
"This was nice, but I didn't get much of Beethoven from it.  Stylistically it reminded me a bit of Michael Nyman, specifically his score for the film, The Piano--do you know his work?"
Thursday
John Driscoll replied to Ethan Moore's discussion Real metric modulation?
"Maybe you are not thinking in a minimalist style, but this sounds a bit to me like some of Steve Reich's phase music? https://youtu.be/57TuvksMR70"
Wednesday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Most influencial works that changed the way you write music?
"I find it hard to pick out specific pieces.  My mind tends towards "composers" than specific works.  But here's some of my absolute favorite music that I am sure has influenced my style, especially as I first listened to…"
Wednesday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Most influencial works that changed the way you write music?
"Yeah, sorry, realized it wasn't you who brought it up Nimrod initially.  Do you know Gesualdo's trippy music?"
Tuesday
John Driscoll replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"True.  Why only 3 months--maybe we should target January 2019?"
Jan 14
John Driscoll replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"I'd say that needing three months to complete two minutes of music (when there is no specific call for instrumentation or score) is rank hobbyism.  Even if many here do consider music just a casual hobby, many of us do not and spend a lot…"
Jan 14
John Driscoll replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"One month"
Jan 14
Bob Morabito replied to John Driscoll's discussion Cloth on Piano (Salonen)
" I would say all extended techniques desired by the composer would be notated in the score, and explained if necessary..again, this is simply for protection in my opinion. And as noted its used along with other similar measures by pianists for…"
Jan 14
John Driscoll replied to John Driscoll's discussion Cloth on Piano (Salonen)
"Is it an "extended technique" only if the composer called for it?"
Jan 14
Bob Morabito replied to John Driscoll's discussion Cloth on Piano (Salonen)
"I dont believe the cloth is an extended technique at all..I believe its simply to spare the pianists' hands from damage from making the required glisses. Some pianists are also using gloves to protect their hands when clusters are…"
Jan 14

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Vocal, Opera
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southwest USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Just some guy writing an opera...
Website:
soundcloud.com/driscollmusick

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