22b8n9x97ddrd replied to gregorio X's discussion 'finding one's voice'…?
"I guess to me that the thing is, each composer has his or her great strengths, and that, once they have found these out, it becomes an easy matter to write to those strengths pretty much as a matter of rote. And yet, of course, we have lots of…"
Feb 29, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Mike's discussion My new sounds
"Regarding 'Get Yer Ass Home,' in my opinion, this forum could certainly use a good deal more of this kind of music.
Hell, man, you're really making me want to dust off my old Standard and start rippin' it again. 
Love it. Keep putting up some more,…"
Feb 29, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Mike's discussion My new sounds
"Smooth as silk throughout. Very self-assured, laidback playing and vibe. Being an old picker from way back, I can tell you this is some quality stuff. Understated but effective, of the sort that will grab the attention of an audience straight off…"
Feb 29, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion Has anyone worked out how to play Divisi passages in the East West Silver editions?
"Dude, I think I just might have to go watch 'Platoon' now. :)
But, heck yeah, that does sound pretty darn good. Glad you're making some progress with it all. Stephen Williams said:
This is how it sounds without any fancy reverb - just the standard…"
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Romanticizing and deifying Music
"Hey there, Rog, it has been a while, hasn't it? In my defense, I've had some health problems, family difficulties (my father-in-law died), but nothing I want to lay on thick here. It's just life, after all, and you have to be prepared for what it'll…"
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Romanticizing and deifying Music
"You'd think all this would have been clear to this entity by now, but nope. And, you're right, the reason I'm not participating in this one is for the reasons you give... I just don't much see the point, unfortunately. Tyler Hughes said:
@Olm: I'm…"
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Lance's discussion Soundtracks for a indiegames
"Well, I, for one, like it. And I can tell you my 12 yr old son would just love it. He's really into this style these days. Not only, but he's rather starting to get me to appreciate it more, too."
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Syed Marwan Al-Edrus's discussion Quincena Constructive Criticism
"It's a charming piece, but it needs, imo, a little more harmonic adventurousness, and a good modulation at some point. I don't mean to come off harshly, because I do feel it demonstrates a lot of potential for future efforts. The mood, also, is…"
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Romanticizing and deifying Music
"All this self-indulgent verbosity and sidetracking into "high-minded political considerations" really ought to be curtailed a good bit, and the saved energy used in actually composing music, or staying more on the stated topic, it sure seems to me.…"
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion Has anyone worked out how to play Divisi passages in the East West Silver editions?
"Seems like this should be getting some responses from somebody, for heaven's sake...
I don't use any eastwest libs, though, so I'm at a loss, unfortunately."
Feb 28, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion How do YOU add reverb and manipulate EQ?
"Check your 'inbox' for the link in about 5 minutes.
edit- looks like we have to be friends before I can send you a message... Go ahead and accept my request, if you like, and then I'll send it. Stephen Williams said:
Yes please! Paul Smith said:…"
Feb 22, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion How do YOU add reverb and manipulate EQ?
"Alright, give me about a half hour, hour at the max, and I'll send it. I've got to try to adjust the levels in one short section and then upload it to Soundcloud, ok? Stephen Williams said:
Yes please! Paul Smith said:
If you're interested,…"
Feb 22, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion How do YOU add reverb and manipulate EQ?
"If you're interested, Stephen, I could send you a message with a link in it to a work-in-progress I've got going that's using Valhalla. Just let me know.  Stephen Williams said:
Hey Guys,
Thanks for your pointers.  It's also helpful to have an…"
Feb 22, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion How do YOU add reverb and manipulate EQ?
"It might be a little hard to believe (it sure was for me), but Valhalla even makes those bundled samples in Notion 5 sound considerably better. Now it's not quite so much of a "wince" to put a few ideas together there... Rodney Carlyle Money…"
Feb 22, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion What is the Best Way to Compose for orchestras?
"Wow, thanks! I'm gonna have to go check all that out right about now. Stephen Williams said:
Hi Paul,
Since I posted my last reply, I found this great video which I think has some excellent points on composing…"
Feb 22, 2016
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Stephen Williams's discussion How do YOU add reverb and manipulate EQ?
"You're welcome. If you do go with Valhalla, believe me, you won't be disappointed. It's a great piece of affordable software. Stephen Williams said:
Thanks Paul,
That's exactly the kind of info I'm after!"
Feb 22, 2016
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