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February 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Preparing for orchestral sequencing...

Today, I went through my orchestral samples and setup an orchestral template, for the purpose of composing for orchestra, using Sonar. I previewed each sample type, choosing those that sounded acceptable. I wasn't using a sample library, instead I was using samples in a Roland orchestral sound expansion module, the M-OC1, and also some samples in my Alesis Quadrasynth Plus. I've created a template in Sonar that lists all of the 'OK' patches for orchestra. I have them arranged vertically as MIDI… Continue

Added by Doug Lauber on February 16, 2009 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

New Member

Hello to all. I cordially invite you to peruse my page and listen to some of my music. Any and all feedback will be appreciated.


Ron

Added by Ronald (rolifer) Ferguson on February 8, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

New music at Nashville Symphony w/Leonard Slatkin....

Was very pleased to catch a few new compositions at last night's concert:



Leanna Primiani's "Sirens" - a modern tone poem based on the Greek myth...



http://www.leannaprimiani.com/



Cindy McTee's "Einstein's Dream" - recorded and modified computer sounds, percussion and strings -

done without a click track!



http://cindymctee.com/index.html



Rob Mathes's "A Standing Ground: Concertino for Orchestra" - an homage to the poems of Wendell… Continue

Added by Scott W. Hallgren on February 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Composer as Filmmaker



More than knowledge of music, talent, or ability on an instrument, very important is your ability to effectively communicate with the director, and your ability to analyze, understand, and translate their vision and story into musical ideas which work to picture.



Check out the full article at:…



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Added by Adrian Ellis on February 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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