Paul Zaval replied to George R. Powell's discussion Eve of October Score Montage
"The music's pretty nice as a whole. I wish I had such great libraries ;) . As for tips on mixing... I would suggest playing a bit with stereo separation on lower frequencies. As for now, the bass is to 'central' in my opinion, making everything else…"
Sep 22, 2011
Livio Guerra replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"you seem to know all the tricks ...
I suppose the rationale is that doubling these notes with a different timbre you get more harmonics so the sound is richer ...
of course it is a different sound ( btw ... I would perhaps have a pizzicato rather…"
Sep 14, 2011
Paul Zaval replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"Fredrick, I'll try that as soon as possible! Thanks for the advice! Btw, I havent't listened to Shostakovitch for ages now. It's high time, I correct that mistake. :)"
Sep 13, 2011
Paul Zaval replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"Yeah, I'm experimenting with some of the stuff linked there right now :) Still, it's not all zero budget. I still got one year till MA in english philology. After that it'll be being a teacher (out of the wuestion) on translation. I had some…"
Sep 13, 2011
James G. Watson replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"Have you looked at the "set up a studio with zero budget"? But for a relatively cheap choir plugin check out Vienna - Full choir £375, or just Sopranos for £83, if you're not already using that..."
Sep 13, 2011
Paul Zaval replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"Thanks for the reply, James! I know instruments are an issue. The trouble is buying decent sample libraries with an average polish salary is next to impossible :) I'm saving, though. And since I'm not considering illegal downloading, it may take a…"
Sep 13, 2011
James G. Watson replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"I think it's a good piece, but when you get better instruments we'll be able to tell better. I think the orchestration and composition are good though."
Sep 13, 2011
Paul Zaval left a comment for MILAII
"Hey, Milaii!
Thanks for the invitation. I hope you enjoyed my music even as half as I enjoyed yours. :) Your works are stunning!"
Sep 13, 2011
Paul Zaval left a comment for Rowan Galagher
"Hey, Rowan! Thanks for the kind words!
You have an incredible voice. Reminds me of early Opeth :) The music is great, as well. Definetly, my kind of thing. Eerie, dark and intense. Keep up the great work!"
Sep 13, 2011
Paul Zaval replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"Hey, Tom! Thanks for the comment!Point taken. I have some trouble with having bass sounding more clear and natural. I'm still working on it, tbh. Experimenting with VSTs proved to be fruitless so far. I guess it's high time to get some good quality…"
Sep 13, 2011
Tom Jensen replied to Paul Zaval's discussion 'Daughters of Isha' (VST-orchestral)
"sounds are pretty good, obviously its hard to make a synth choir sound like real people.... but you did your best. the staccato cello/double bass could do with a bit more grunt.... perhaps have double bass and cello doubling those notes. they just…"
Sep 12, 2011
Paul Zaval replied to Livio Guerra's discussion Notturno Quaranta ( Nocturne N° 40 )
"Very soothing and relaxing. Well played, on top of that. Personally, I would rather have a second piano playing an octave higher instead of other istruments, which in this case sound a bit artificial. Just a personal prefference, though, since I…"
Sep 10, 2011

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  • Hi Paul, your compositions are incredible! I know a very limited amount of theory too. Keep up the great work! :)
    Rowan
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