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Apr 24, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Adam Weldon's discussion VSTi's... What would be you're choice? What do you use at the moment?
"Eastwest are among my favourites but as mentioned above,there are a lot of diverse alternatives and some are a lot more engaging.
i use orchestra gold with close mics,voices of passion,RA and storm drum 2 from EWQL.
i use a lot of tonehammer and i…"
Mar 18, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Simon Godden's discussion EWQLSO Gold - my last and only obstacle, given with examples.
"your buffer setting is quite high.you could drop this back a fair way.i would sit at 512 at the moment as the setting on now is overly generous.if you were playing in real time there would be a fair delay.but i appreciate your scoring the notes and…"
Mar 13, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Simon Godden's discussion EWQLSO Gold - my last and only obstacle, given with examples.
"if you are using the cubase 64 bit version then you will be using all the available memory as required.thats a good start.
i can vouch for that card as i have it myself and its never let me down.quite often i have to run the card buffers at 256 to…"
Mar 12, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Simon Godden's discussion EWQLSO Gold - my last and only obstacle, given with examples.
"ok no probs.are you 64 bit otherwise the best you can achieve is using the 3Gb on the 3gig switch mode.having 4Gb is pretty redundant in a 32 bit setup so ill assume your running 64.
 
sound cards can be a pain in the backside.its something you need…"
Mar 12, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Simon Godden's discussion EWQLSO Gold - my last and only obstacle, given with examples.
"i had the same result as above? all were set to omni,changed that and all was fine? im confused as much as you are i think lol.

did you post what your PC spec was in the past maybe i missed it??? notes dropping out,sticking etc can be older…"
Mar 12, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Anthony Berlin's discussion Dramatic Adventure Thingy
"very nice orchestration.you def have a solid grasp of 'where things should sit' and how to voice all these ideas using the pallet in a natural way.
very engaging.i liked the movement from around 2:15 especially but all of this is rock solid and def…"
Mar 12, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"ok so ive now changed the drums slightly.i found another kit which is much more solid and seems to mix in better.
ive reprised the later section and yes it does cut off abruptly but i still have much to do.
 
i like the idea of the key change so i…"
Mar 12, 2011
Emily Bond replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"A really high adrenalin piece - I really liked it. As it stands it's already really really good, but here are a few suggestions: the female voice at the end needed to go somewhere, or else make it less prominent. Also, I'm a big fan of changing…"
Mar 12, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"i think your right about the drums.i dont have a big selection of rock drums but i do have an almighty selection of everything else lol.rather typical and all that.
 
i do need some good dedicated drum kits to replace this one."
Mar 12, 2011
Aaron McDonald replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"I like it.
Lots of energy. I wasn't expecting the rock drums - but they work really well with it. Only thing - though they sound really good in this right now - (in my opinion) rock drums don't tend to hold up real well over years.. I don't know if…"
Mar 12, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"thanks for that Anthony.its the kind of sound im aiming for with that piece but i also appreciate that 'sound' and way of writing isnt everyones cup of tea,but i do see the value of this way of doing things.you can get a lot of movement and story…"
Mar 11, 2011
Anthony Berlin replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"Awesome arrangement. Sounds like a blend of Remote Control (Zimmer and friends) and James Newton Howard. JNH is one of my favourit composers, so that's not a bad thing in my book ;)
I loved the texture of this piece. It could easily work in a…"
Mar 10, 2011
Art Hughes replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"So where this might go?....I heard a contrasting section using innocence. A sharp pull back in the energy of the piece with a killer single solo child choir voice carrying a high supporting line. Maybe, have the line transition to a modulation up…"
Mar 9, 2011
Russell Bell replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"thanks Julian,i really appreciate your critique on this.
I must admit the percussion took centre stage on this one."
Mar 9, 2011
Julian Croot replied to Russell Bell's discussion Another big epic theme
"The percussion makes this piece... really dramatic and gets a thumbs up from me.
My personal preference would be for a stronger melody, but the drama you've created is impressive."
Mar 8, 2011
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  • Hi Russel,

    I only noticed now that you are on the Forum too. Wonderful! Your music is excellent and I very much like the new tracks that you have added. Congratulations with your latest demo work. 

  • Hi, I really like your stuff. Just had it all on in the background while doing other stuff on here. Very good - it's got a really good feel to it and is very well produced/mixed.
  • Absolutely Beautiful compositions! I too use East-west quantum Leap Libraries! I especially love your use of dynamics and Rhythm! Keep up the great work!
  • Hello again. Beautiful music and beautifully recorded. Which sample collections do you use?
  • Professional compositions. It's good to see you in the Forum!
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