Andrew Gleibman replied to Jake Sanderson's discussion What is the best all-round keyboard for composing for film and tv out today ?
"I have substantial experience with Yamaha s90ES - it's a professional 88 key keyboard with about 1000 virtual instruments on-board. Today the next step is the flagship Yamaha Motif XF and its less expensive version Yamaha MOXF, which has equivalent…"
May 16, 2014
Andrew Gleibman replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Do you have a "Can't stand it" piece?
"BWV 971, Andante from the Italian Concerto:
http://www.score-on-line.com/tmp/89.139.14.83.DIL0024b.PDF
I never heard anybody's (but my) performance of this fragment, and not sure I will enjoy one. Sometimes I play it, using different instruments,…"
Apr 24, 2014
Andrew Gleibman replied to Andrew Gleibman's discussion Non-zero budget studio options?
"Thanks Ray, I'lll try to evaluate it. What MIDI keyboard can you recommend, which would allow a real-time patch change (via Makie?) and support afer-touch?
Thanks Per, I have some experience with Reaper. I need a really easy-to-use Makie supporting…"
Apr 13, 2014
Per-Erik Rosqvist replied to Andrew Gleibman's discussion Non-zero budget studio options?
"Reaper is as good (almost) as cubase 5,6,7 and shareware. Alas, it has all the main and important ingredients. :) And it is shareware! (But fully functioinal without paying for it, something one should do.)
A good place to start for beginners as…"
Apr 13, 2014
Andrew Gleibman replied to Mitch Newton's discussion Atonal music and naturals
"Agree completely Kristofer, thanks."
Dec 17, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Mitch Newton's discussion Atonal music and naturals
"The common practice for atonal writing is:
1) Never use key signatures at the staff beginnings;
2) Any accidental sign works measure-wise and should be disabled by a natural in the same measure if the note is used as natural in the same measure.…"
Dec 16, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Contra Punction's discussion How to alter the speed of a recording with preserved great sound quality?
"You need to understand what is a MIDI score: this is the main object of operating through a DAW.
In simple terms, MIDI score for DAW is the same as traditional music score for a human player. MIDI score is a detailed written prescription of…"
Sep 12, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"Never mind, I'll try to post something else.
I'm sure some members of this forum can showcase a violin + viola or violin + cello polyphony with distinct individual features of every instrument."
Jul 31, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Compare live performance to samples
"Thanks for the link Ray. You are right, real performers will always have better control over sound. Though, a good virtual instrument can be live controlled too. This is another instrument, it should not compete with its acoustic predecessor. "
Jul 31, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"The contrast of two different violin samples can be best heard around 2'20" -- 2'45" time position here: 
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=9630514&a......
For rewinding simply move the cursor. 
Thanks for the feedback. The…"
Jul 31, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"Maybe "wet" is not a correct term. I mean too "metallic" sound, like "metal slides against metal". Too much high frequencies is a correct term for this. This is not related to reverberation -- this is a feature of specific instrument & bow motion.…"
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Compare live performance to samples
"Thanks for sharing. Please see my comments in your discussion here:
https://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/interstellar-string-qua..."
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"I like this music very much, and it will sound really good in a live performance. Will depend on the performers though.
Trying to provide some constructive critics about the virtual instruments applied:
1) All instruments (to my ear) sound too wet…"
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion [HOW-TO] Creating sample-based orchestral arrangements
"This is an interesting endeavor. Your music is interesting too. 
Did you think of inserting live performance elements into the music project? For instance, you can really perform live some virtual violin or harp parts using a MIDI keyboard, paste…"
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Your Goal as a Composer
"To induce breathtaking images in listener's mind."
Jul 24, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to 36bdmuykfqh8y's discussion Premier Tracks?
"You can get a feedback about music libraries from http://musiclibraryreport.com/"
Jun 21, 2013
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  • Thanks for your kind words, Andrew.
    Best wishes from Los Angeles,
    Stephen
  • I just finished listening to your Mystical Suite. I thoroughly enjoyed each section. Your work has definitely made a fan out of me! I'm going to continue listening down the list.
  • Andrew, many thanks for listening and commenting! By Train to Petushki unfortunately never has been performed. I wrote it in Finale Printmusic and "mastered" it with Live 3 and Samplitude. Surely I will look if it's possible to use fractals for composing ;-) Did you try? Kind regards. Rudi
  • I've listened several times to your whole suite. I wouldn't delete any part. Which to your opinion is a weak part? To me it's consistent as it is. In 8 "The Coven of Witches" at 1:30 start some high frequencies which are hard to bear - I suppose it was your intention. If so leave it as it is. A few times I had simpsonish flashes - maybe due to the used mode or a series of Intervals. To me it's great work!
  • That's true! If you listen to my piano pieces you will see, that I'm not too afraid of writing virtuosic ;-) Thanks again! Rudi
  • Hi Andrew, I'm glad you like this version. And thank your for your advice. I will try inverting the themes and look, what can be used. Accelerating might work with the few slow motifs - but I already have some themes used in different velocities. Thanks again! Rudi
  • Thank you, Andrew! I've just uploaded my reworked "Dämmerung". Thanks to the feedback here I was able to see (and hear) some weak points. It now, hopefully, sounds wetter, the "surface" is more structured and transparent and the tempo is humanized by applying a light rubato. I also orchestrated it for chamber orchestra - it get's an interesting change of character (maybe there's too much piano). Kind regards. Rudi
  • Hello Andrew, please leave all Mystical parts at least for some days, so that I'll be able to listen to all of them next week... Thanks in advance! Rudi
  • That's really refreshing to hear Andrew. Did you get my question about play?
  • Andrew,

    Your profile colour scheme is as atonal as your music. Well done for your obvious and genuine consistency as a human being.

    Simon
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