Paul Ritchings replied to Paul Ritchings's discussion Long piece for orchestra and two violins
"Bob Morabito said:
Hi Paul--
I found this EXTREMELY well done, in all ways and very impressive. Kudos to you:)
The following remarks are just my opinions, based on common practices with pieces such as yours. Please feel free to totally ignore any or…"
Sep 22, 2018
Bob Morabito replied to Paul Ritchings's discussion Long piece for orchestra and two violins
"Hi Paul--
I found this EXTREMELY well done, in all ways and very impressive. Kudos to you:)
The following remarks are just my opinions, based on common practices with pieces such as yours. Please feel free to totally ignore any or all of them!
1) In…"
Sep 20, 2018
Paul Ritchings replied to ElektroN's discussion My first electronic song with the FL-studio
"Thanks for posting this.  Your first ever?  Or first with FL Studio?
Something you might try: after the syncopated section have a 'step up' (key change) by a tone or minor third and also introduce more percussion layers.  Then step down at the end. …"
Sep 18, 2018
Paul Ritchings replied to Stephen Lines's discussion True sounds
"Hi Stephen,

I think the key statement on this comes from Bob:
I grew up listening to what I now know to be really poor quality recordings of real orchestras. I still liked, and continue to like, the music.
There is no substitute for performance and…"
Sep 18, 2018
Paul Ritchings left a comment for Dan Wilson
"Stop phishing."
Jun 25, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Thanks Stephen for your encouraging response. 

I still think arrogance cannot be justified.  I disagree with Bob too on this.  The fact that we are spending this much time discussing this issue is in itself a problem and it's created by the…"
May 29, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"I can't find the music you are referring to here.  Neither can I find Peter Brown's profile so presumably he's left.  I can't find any of your music either so your superior tone is not excusable.  It can never of course be justified.

Now put up or…"
May 28, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Midi + Audio sequencing
"Hi Stephen,

I've used a variety of programs but not Sibelius (yet).  For the last few years I've used Sonar but, unusually I suspect, I spend most of my time in the staff view.  That's important: it has a staff view.  I would never bother with any…"
May 20, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Please.  This is a young man asking for some guidance and encouragement.  A young man who neither of us know. 
Stravinsky was right and wrong.  Inspiration also comes from life, and open engagement with life.  Of course distraction and dissipation…"
May 16, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Rave Volker's discussion Don't know what to do next with this
"Hi Rave,

I agree with Peter.  If you have the money for it you should buy a more realistic VST trumpet and whatever else you can afford. If not then you can download a pretty good free trumpet here.  Note it is modelled not sampled.  There are some…"
May 16, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Nate Fain's discussion Piano Sonata
"Hi Nate

Not exactly my style but I like it.  I disagree with Roger (after one hearing) I think it hangs together very well.  I probably couldn't have written it and I certainly I couldn't have played it.  If I have a criticism - and this comes from…"
May 13, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Pierre-Louis's discussion The philosophy of composing
"Hi Pierre,

I agree.  Sit, maybe play the guitar (any instrument), make your mind ready for "inspiration", listen inwardly for it.

But you have to arrange your life to make this easier and more likely and that, for me, is the discipline part.  For…"
May 12, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Paul Ritchings's discussion Sombre Piece (for a documentary)
"Thanks Rick. 
I know what you mean.  I does settle though, I think, on the very last note.
Rick Waugh said:
I quite liked that. It would be great movie music, but it had a great feel/texture throughout, very listenable. It never felt quite settle,…"
May 12, 2016
Paul Ritchings replied to Paul Ritchings's discussion Sombre Piece (for a documentary)
"Thanks Art,
I agree but in order for this to stay in the same key the cello also had to be tuned down but only by a tone (no way it's going to sound right on a double bass). Also at the moment I have only one decent library so I can't pick and…"
May 12, 2016
Art Lowell replied to Paul Ritchings's discussion Sombre Piece (for a documentary)
"Bob is correct. The viola has a slightly deeper sonority than the violin, and the player's vibrato tends to be quite a bit slower. In this piece, it seems like exactly the right instrument. Rich and dolorous. Nice ambience. "
May 12, 2016
Rick Waugh replied to Paul Ritchings's discussion Sombre Piece (for a documentary)
"I quite liked that. It would be great movie music, but it had a great feel/texture throughout, very listenable. It never felt quite settle, which is part of the charm, and no doubt what it was meant to do."
May 10, 2016
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