Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"Its the nature of forums that are built on communities of intelligent yet disparate people who often arrive at creating music through personal turmoil and need for strong ego. I have no ill will towards anyone, I only hope folks are getting what I…"
Feb 3, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"As I told you in a private message (check your chat bar), I removed your post, because it was completely off topic and only concerned with an obvious problem between you and I. Get back on topic, please, or I will continue to remove ;-)

Thanks!…"
Feb 3, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"You seem to be so caught up in what rules make up your world of cerebral music that you have no ability to see intent regardless of if its 'official' or not. I use the VERB gestalt as my own morphing of its context, to refer to the concept of…"
Feb 3, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"For me there is a very real and large difference between inspirational moments or periods where the music comes through me as if I were a medium of some kind, and then the majority of the time which is using my brain to do what I know works and to…"
Feb 3, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"Lol easy there buckwheat, I might be belligerant (all too often), but I wasnt cutting you. I have no need to do so with words. ALL I was saying is that true ispiration comes from something different than what you had been talking about, in my…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"Well I suppose its different for all types. But for me it was an overflow of emotion and music that I had to let my body become connected to the source and give in to it completely and then it happened so fast. No it wasnt my comfort zone of…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"Thats too bad for you, I guess you have not experienced the divine inspiration yet. I hope you get to, its something from another world ;-)

It has nothing to do with speed, but rather ease and poignancy

Thomas Green said:Some comments in this…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Ario's discussion Crazy little thing called score...
"interesting concepts here. I rarely comment on peoples compositions since it is subjective unless looking at things like the production. I personally wish there were more things that would turn me on _as_a_performer_. When I write for orchestra, I…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Divisi Strings in LASS and Hollywood Strings - what's all the fuss about ?
"Keep in mind also that samples have very little place for concert music excepting a way to demo your writing in preparation for a concert. Samples are only really useful for finished product for media music. But as for use of divisi, I would say…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Is there really such a thing as "inspiration" in composition ?
"I havent read every post on this thread, but I will say that I have had moments of great inspiration and then a lot of time struggling to work through non-inspiration, using technique and previous 'wins with inspiration' to sculpt something that…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Jacob Royal's discussion What (if any) Music notation software do you use?
"I never saw this, sorry Simon. I have Finale, Sibelius and Notion now. Notion was a gift from a friend who wanted me to try it. And I keep finale and sibelius because of different clients that work in those programs. I still generally make parts in…"
Jan 26, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Adam Weldon's discussion VSTi's... What would be you're choice? What do you use at the moment?
"EWQL is ok, the choirs are excellent and their RA and silk is too, the orchestra is not bad, but its not really easy to create a sound that is different than the EWQL sound. Generally I use VSL stuff for orchestra padded with a butt ton of…"
Jan 26, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Kenneth Palmer's discussion What make a great musician?
"for guitar, its all about facial expressions! :D"
Jan 21, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Ario's discussion Midi, Vst and the whole S***
"This is very cool but its still very limited. It can split apart chords of a simple instrument, but there is no way it can pull apart an orchestra. MIDI and really understanding the depths of your libraries, the CC controllers and how to use them,…"
Jan 18, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Ario's discussion Midi, Vst and the whole S***
"if you want a real live sound you will have to spend a LOT of money, LASS, VSL, Symphobia, etc, and machines to support them, and you will need to spend probably a few years learning how to work with samples. I have been working non stop with…"
Jan 18, 2010
Chris Alpiar replied to Al Khajiim Ibn Salid's discussion Composing Program - Volume changes
"You should only ever use CC Volume changes for overall volume and NOT for crescendo/decrescendo or dynamic 'volume/intensity' effects. It will never sound right. There are ways with some of the newest products, like with VSL new stuff there is a…"
Jan 11, 2010
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