"Mr. Hartmann, I really enjoyed your "Appalachia Suite". It reminded me of the great english composer John Ireland, but with your own joyful american "appalachian style", different than Copland. From your music, I understand your…"
Got a chance to hear your S2M1 piece. Even over one inch speakers it is a good listen. Particularly like the rhythm figures and spirited instrument combinations. Looking forward to run the list as I can during the rest…"
"Please excuse me if I veer somewhat from Mr. Hartmann's Cubase topic, but I felt this might be an appropriate place to ask a somewhat related question. I have been using sequencers for over 15 years to drive both hard and soft synths for…"
These are good musical ideas. I offer two things that you may like to try to see immediate change: One, each piece is rendered at the same level, that is, the same volume and touch. A good teacher told this to me this…"
Thanks for taking time to reply. I read long article on Virtual Instruments forum about setting the master fader to 0dB/ recording sample MIDI tracks at a low volume (middle green area) to hear the details better, then balance the…"
Some pointers - the 'Velocity' of the midi notes is different from the volume level, but often related. Some sounds may not change volume with velocity at all, but just get brighter sounding. So use velocity to get the proper…"
HelloMy quest is to mixdown my work to MP3 CD with a result that yields a volume sufficient to hear everything clearly enough to confront my composing skills to learn from them. I want to know only enough to get decent sound just short of final mastering. I am using Cubase 4.5,VSL Special Edition standard, Appassionnata Strings, Altiverb, a custom music DAW PC -32 bit master with ethernet to 32-64 bit Slave for VSL. My first question is - at what level should the individual track meter levels…See More
"Hello Mr. Alpiar,
I am at those old crossroads of trying to improve my CD burns from WAV files in an attempt to have the CD sound a lot more like the WAV. At the same time, I am missing a lot of articulations with Vienna Special Edition standard and…"
"Well I can't wait to listen Tony. Thanks for posting some of your music.
Incidentally, my post was not so much in reference to those like yourself who compose 8 or 16 hours a day (or even a week), but more at the possibility that many accounts…"
I agree that most composers would have some sort of music to post as a way of keeping this site within the group it was intended for. The discussion did get me thinking about why I should post something. I came up with this (as you…"
Mr. Hartmann, I really enjoyed your "Appalachia Suite". It reminded me of the great english composer John Ireland, but with your own joyful american "appalachian style", different than Copland. From your music, I understand your spirit and wish you well.
Well I can't wait to listen Tony. Thanks for posting some of your music.
Incidentally, my post was not so much in reference to those like yourself who compose 8 or 16 hours a day (or even a week), but more at the possibility that many accounts might be simply a placeholder for some who in a whimsical moment of boredom say to themselves " Hey! hell yeah. I'm a composer too!" - then sign up, never to return, participate, or probably even write a note in their lives.
Oh well, it doesn't matter anyway, and I'm still undecided on whether to regard this as a technically focused forum on the topic of music making or just another social networking experience. At times I have to turn away from all of the contrived posturing and lowbrow banter and actually write some music (imagine that, what a novel concept!), but at other times resign myself to enjoying the mayhem with a shrug.
I found a copy of a live version, recorded in Europe and presented on an album called 'The Road to You', is this what you're referring to? A much more relaxed and gentle performance indeed.
i've looked around for a studio version, but sadly nothing to be found. I do have some faint echoes of this piece, somewhere in my head, but cannot for the life of me place where I heard it before,
Anyhow, thanks again and best regards,.
Thank you Tony, that's a completely gorgeous composition. I've recently discovered his trio work, (last couple of weeks) but will now also get hold of a download of this piece. I've a very worn out vinyl copy of Travels, the title track of which I care for a great deal, time to dig it out again I think?
Off to bed now, 1.00 am and work in the morning, Goodnight, and thanks very much for looking that up for me, and for making me aware of it
Thank you for taking the time to listen to Endurance. I’m very grateful for your kind words and If you feel that I “nailed the mood”, then I guess that you’re familiar with Shackleton’s exploits in the South Atlantic? It was my first composition, and I must admit to having been completely overawed by the recollections of Worsley, Lansing, and the great man himself for a few years now. It was a natural first choice of subject.
I looked around for Last Train Home, found the movie, but couldn’t find a soundtrack anywhere. Could you point me to a link? You obviously hold it in great esteem?
Once again thank you for your kind words,
Hi Tony: Thanks for listening and for your kind comments. Perhaps you can help me on a related matter. Several people have been nice enough to post comments on this piece and I have received emails letting me know that comments have been posted but yours is the first I've been able to actually see on my page. I'm a newcomer to this forum as you know so I must be doing something wrong but I can't figure out what it is. Can you pointme in the right direction?