Spiros Makris replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Categorizing Synthesizers
"massive's library works like omnisphere's (with more options on the synthesis type and sound kind and not the gerne) and personally I like this method.
But the "arp", "bass" and so on method somewhat obscures the fact that a patch can become an arp…"
Jan 16, 2013
Spiros Makris replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Categorizing Synthesizers
"maybe it could. but is there any point to that? If you have patches for a synth you'll propably listen to all of them sometime anyway, you'll know what you have, you know where to look. 
Plus, with a low pass filter, boom, the harsh sound became…"
Jan 16, 2013
Vance Palacio replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Categorizing Synthesizers
"Ray,

Hey man that Alchemy player is pretty cool, I'm definitely gonna take a look at that. But what I mean is, sure I haven't came across a synthesizer that doesn't have a system of organization on it. But the organization isn't very clear. I mean…"
Jan 15, 2013
Rus White replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"^If that's a jab, no offense taken. This is generally the route I take - just explaining why that is all. :)"
Feb 21, 2012
Rus White replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"I can't stand when this happens; however, I think your issue is more psychological than physical/mechanical. (Those may be the wrong terms)

You hear something in your head, of course, it'll be hard to write down on first attempt; however, many…"
Feb 21, 2012
Joshua Mononoetoe replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"Hahaha, ahh man. For a minute I thought we were in the same boat, but then it turns out you have perfect pitch. If for a moment I forget you mentioned that, then I feel exactly the same way. Often I'll have ideas in my head, but putting them on…"
Feb 20, 2012
Calle Edlund replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"Lol you had both relative and perfect pitch XD  Well then I can't help you. Being good with the timbres certainly sounds like a good idea."
Feb 20, 2012
Vance Palacio replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"Hey I appreciate the replies everyone! Haha let me clarify a little bit, I actually do have perfect pitch lol, (Why am I complaining right lol), My relative pitch isn't tooo bad ether. When I hear songs playing in my head, I can usually notate them…"
Feb 20, 2012
Calle Edlund replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"Practise your relative pitch, which is to be able to distinguish all the intervals. That has helped me a lot. A tip is to learn to sing them, one by one. It might seem impossible at first with some intervals, like the minor seventh or tritone, but…"
Feb 18, 2012
Andrew Gleibman replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"The contradiction you meet is natural and, I think, happens with any composer. Your "inner ear" and mechanical output of the automatic notation software performers are different in principle. The latter cannot feel what you described as "happy, sad,…"
Feb 18, 2012
Clark Nichols replied to Vance Palacio's discussion Composition using the inner ear
"Honestly, it's down to practice. Also, having perfect pitch is nice! I have pretty good pitch (when I assert myself), but this came from practicing and practicing. I still can't get my ideas down perfectly, but when I'm struck by something, I find…"
Feb 18, 2012
Vance Palacio replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion The growing composer (Links and Resources for the beggining and self taught composer)
"Thank you so much, this thread is specifically super useful to me lol. I was actually going to attend berklee but I withdrew after seeing the way they ran things. At this point I've become very dis-heartened towards school and have no intention of…"
Jan 23, 2012
Vance Palacio left a comment for Andrew Highland
"Dang haha, yea I listened to you're pieces, sounds like you went through a full out upgrade! What are you using for you're other orchestral sounds outside of strings? I'm pretty fed up with everything im using right now, I have a lot of good synths,…"
Jan 23, 2012
Vance Palacio replied to Kyle Pyke's discussion Book Reviews!!
"Hey this is awesome, thanks for posting up all the great books, I've been searching for some for a while. So far all I had found was the study of orchestration by Samuel Adler, and it's cool but I'm trying to find more stuff about combining…"
Jan 23, 2012
Vance Palacio replied to Kane Aoki's discussion Titles... (My worst enemy as a Composer)
"Hey haha don't trip man, I'm the same exact way. I do agree with some of the threads higher up though, you should at-least name you're song after it's finished. When I start a piece, I just number it, and then when I'm finished, I think about what…"
Jan 23, 2012
Vance Palacio replied to Vance Palacio's discussion RPG - Mysterious World Theme
"@Ray: Haha yea, I thought about that, I wasn't trying to say it was based on or similar to anything, I was just trying to describe which part of game play it was related too, and that was the best way I could put it lol. But I get what you mean tho!"
Jan 23, 2012
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  • I'm usually on the computer between 6-11 P.M. or later so if you just login to Skype in that time frame we'll probably catch each other.

  • That's cool, my Skype name is Karahashianders so add me on that.  Unfortunately if you listen to my Soundcloud songs the decline in sound and composition quality as you go further back in time will be very evident.  I plan to redo Gleam of Light and No Sanctuary when I get a computer in the next month or so that can actually handle these amazing samples I have (LASS, Drums of War 2, Tonehammer Emotional Piano, etc).  For Age of Aggression, I actually can't play the song without hardcore CPU overload so I had to basically make two halves of the instruments and put them together, export, and listen (painstaking process).  I also listened to your Mysterious World Theme and it reminds me of the music in a game called Tales of Symphonia, which has one of the best game soundtracks out there as far as I'm concerned.

  • Hey man, thanks for the add and I'm glad you liked my song.  I also make hip hop beats sometimes.  They're much easier to write for me than orchestral things but they're just as fun to do and I often come up with tunes when writing them that I wouldn't think to write in an orchestral format that could probably be used in an orchestral song.  

    You say you sought out this forum in order to meet other composers you can learn from.  That's pretty much the same reason I joined so maybe we can chat on Skype sometime and analyze each others' songs or discuss ways to go about writing.  Let me know if you're interested!

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