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  • I liked the sound of this library that you used for this piece. Can you tell what it is? I gathered that you didn't seperate each divisi for violins 1, violins 2, violas, celli, and basses, but rather strings hi, mid, and low. Am i right? Or maybe you did seperate them but I didn't quite catch that, especially on the first movement, where they are pizzicato and legato playing at the same time, I couldn't quite picture it in my mind which divisi is playing which. Overall, this is really an interesting composition. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Sam,

      I'm using the Albion 1 Strings.

      The way I layered it is this way:

       

      There are several String variations and options within the Albion one.

      I have used several different Strings and positioned them one after the other on Logic Pro X.

      I also did panning to create an effective sound distribution.

       

      Regards,

       

      Saul 

  • this is quite fun in the way that the first movement gradually gets wilder and the last movement theme at 8'19" is also a delight. The andante is too ponderous and long though, in my view, and doesn't really develop either.

    • Thanks David,

      The piece begins with A major, second movement is F sharp minor, and the third is in A minor.

      I think that the second movement gives a nice contrast to the first and third movements.

      And the word that you used is hilarious "pondering" was not expecting this description.

       

      Thanks for listening and for your comments,

       

      Regards,

       

      Saul

      • I'm afraid I didn't understand your last comment -- "pondering" and "ponderous" are quite different in meaning. But perhaps it was a deliberate wordplay?

        • I think the words are related...

          ponder / ponderous

           

           

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  • Very warm and nice piece!  Not very long, each movement is short and sweet and follows classical / early classical norms.

    I did find the constant use of the short articulation in the 1st and 3rd movements rather unnatural for a string ensemble, though. While it does impart a sense of lightness to the symphony, which is a pleasant quality, IMO it lacks some of the warm, lyrical quality usually associated with string writing from fully-bowed-out notes. The 2nd movement features such fuller articulations, which is a nice break, but I did find the register rather low for a string ensemble, almost like the violinists are on vacation and the violists have taken over the lead. :-P  This isn't a big criticism, though.  Overall I enjoyed this piece.  Thanks for posting!

    • Very Valid points.

       

      The thing is that I am limited with what I can do with the tools I have. This is not a real orchestra and the violin options that are given do have a limiting quality so I'm trying to do whatever I can to acheive what I want, but as I said, there are limitations to what can be acheived with a computer program.

       

      Thanks and Regards,

       

      Saul

      • Understood. Great job with working with what you have!

         

      • The Albion 1 is quite a sophisticated orchestra, though perhaps more geared towards film music than something like this piece (the BBC SO is more classically orientated in my view). I think you've done a reasonable job on the whole with the mock-up -- certainly it has plenty of bite. Still the limitations these days in doing a good mock-up are more to do with time, skill and money than limitations with a computer programme. I for one most certainly don't have unlimited time and money but I think even my very average mocks ups, though not matching a professional symphony orchestra, are probably more musical than many an amateur one could produce.

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