Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Church Anthems
"Thanks Michael!  I often end minor compositions with a Picardy Third, but I just didn't feel it with the Hymn to Cecilia.  These were recorded by an MP3 recorder set in the middle of a large cavernous church building, one with 9 seconds of natural…"
Apr 21, 2014
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"I've already received some constructive advice.  Thanks, I will get to work! Bob Porter said:
I'm not sure why you posted an unfinished piece. As good as it is, it doesn't really mean anything to us until it's done. Please finish."
Jan 12, 2013
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Paul, Quinn, and Kevin, thank you for the kind words and for pointing out the issue of balance, you're absolutely right.  I will fix that when I finish this piece.  I had no particular 'scene' in mind when composing it. Paul Bartlett said:
PLEASE…"
Jan 12, 2013
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Thanks Jeff, the samples I used are from East West platinum orchestra.  Mixed in Sonar 8.  Jeff Brien said:
Your instrumentation is clear and I agree that it does have something of a Russian flavor. However, while it does have an expansive nature,…"
Jan 12, 2013
Jeff Brien replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Your instrumentation is clear and I agree that it does have something of a Russian flavor. However, while it does have an expansive nature, I don't feel anything programmatic about it. The sound samples are quite nice. What are you using?"
Jan 12, 2013
Kevin Keating replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Loved this. I agree on the balance issue. For some reason, especially around 1:30 - 1:50, the vast expansive scene to me feels like it's showing me a Sahara Desert scene. Can't explain why, but it just does. Excellent work. Please finish it."
Jan 12, 2013
Paul Bartlett replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"PLEASE find time to finish this.
My wife also listened (which is definately not normal) and thought it should be the Sound Track for a Movie that has vast, expansive, pasotral scenes.
The only comment I would have is that the balance betweem the…"
Jan 12, 2013
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion A Parent's Ultimate Regret
"Hi Folks,

It was recently brought to my attention that "A Parent's Ultimate Regret" is quite similiar to a composition that already exists. I have removed it from my playlist for that reason. My apologies to the forum.

Regards,

JMD"
Nov 12, 2009
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion A Parent's Ultimate Regret
"Hi Ray,

I forgot to mention the samples I used, thanks for the heads up! Instrumental sounds are from East West Platinum Orchestra: Solo Violin Q Legato DFX and Steinway B.

I'm not overly happy with the voilin patch. I tried using some of the…"
Nov 9, 2009
Jonathan Davis commented on Jonathan Davis's blog post Ave Maria
"Thank you Anne! I am very pleased with this piece and hoping my friend commissions some more :)"
Sep 27, 2008
Jonathan Davis commented on Jonathan Davis's blog post Need advice!
"Chris,

The ping happens at 0:42.

I think I know what the problem is with the instruments dropping out, I've been trying to mix on Finale, in this case, I added fermatas on quarter notes rather than extended their values. I've gotten into trouble…"
Aug 17, 2007
Chris Merritt commented on Jonathan Davis's blog post Need advice!
"At around 1:13, there is a problem with the samples dropping out. It could be a noise gate. Or it could be where you tried cutting out the ping. I would have to hear the ping to be able to tell what it is."
Aug 15, 2007
Chris Merritt commented on Jonathan Davis's blog post Need advice!
"Can you be specific? At what time exactly does the ping happen?"
Aug 15, 2007
Jonathan Davis left a comment for Stephen Doheny
"So is it fair to say that with platinum you have to do less tweaking? Or is the mixing process pretty much as involved no matter what sampled library you use? I really can't wait to get symphonic choirs. I think that will be my next purchase ;)"
Aug 15, 2007
Jonathan Davis left a comment for Stephen Doheny
"Thanks for the kind words Stephen. I will be upgrading as soon as I have the money! What are you using?"
Aug 12, 2007
Jonathan Davis left a comment for Chris Merritt
"Thank you Chris, and thank for creating this forum! I used EW Silver and just a bit of Edirol. Sequenced in Sonar. I'm very new to electronically realized music so I'd appreciate any comments/suggestions about the mix. Regards."
Aug 10, 2007
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  • Greetings Jonathan,

    I like your music. It is very well written and recorded. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • Hi Jonathan, I'm studying on the Music For The Media course. I'm a Sibelius user but I user Sonar and I've just bought a bunch of EWQL products (I bought their Composer Bundle with XP Gold Pro, Choirs, the piano and RA). I don't yet have the hardware to run them, though! I currently use Garritan Personal Orchestra, which is very good but obviously not in the same league.
    Love the sound of your work! I'm not sure about that "ping" in the Adagio - I think it sounds like a triangle hit with reverb on it, personally.
  • HI Jonathan,
    Yes it would be safe to say that no matter what software you get you will do the same amount of mixing, however on Platinum the mic positions save you time. Choirs is awesome, but you will have two interfaces to work with, plus the sequencer. Choirs module, wordbuilder module and your sequencer.
    you will be totally thrilled!!
    All the best
    Stephen
  • Hey Mr Jonathan,
    I have Gold XP and Platinum XP. The mic positions on Platinum are fantastic plus you get 24Bit versus 16Bit. I also use Choirs, Peter Sidlecheks Complete Orchestra, and MOTU Symphonic Orchestra. Mainly I use EWQL products. The EWQL prices have really dropped over the year! Cant wait to hear more of your work. Thanks for joining my network too!
    Stephen
  • Jonathan!
    Hey buddy I found you at EWQL forum. You did a great job on the Scherzo my friend!!!
    All the best and I hope to hear more from you. I could only hope you upgrade to EWQL Gold XP or Platinum to really take advantage of what they have to offer over Silver!! Trust me its worth the investment!
    Stephen
  • Hi Jonathan, welcome to the Forum! What did you use to create "Track 02?"
  • Antonin, thank you for the kind words!
  • Great, funny music! Thumb up!
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