I just got from a live concert a couple nights ago (Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra) and it was sooo nice to hear Vaughn Williams’ \"Hodie\". So much input, I wanted to explode!
Anyway, I went home and wrote this piece (I am going to use this theme for an upcoming short). My intent was to run the gamut – sonically- and horse around with orchestration/mixing things. I very much agree with Simon, in that most of this ‘mixing business’ starts with proper orchestration (that’s the hard part for me).
One thing I was struck with was that there was more ‘verb’ in this live performance than I had anticipated (I’ve GOTTA get out more). Could be the hall (the Tabernacle on Temple Square) – I don’t know, but I tried it out on this.
As always, let me know what you think. Many thanks.
For those who are interested in libraries used:
GOS (Grand sustains, Ambience)
What a lovely composition, and the panning was very effective, listening to it in headphones...
Nice percussion at 2:40 and on... nice build up to it. I would have liked to hear more of the piano in the middle (build section), playing some lower chords or something, just so that that sound doesn\'t stop...
I appreciate your vote of confidence. Piano is my primary instrument, but I am trying to \'wean\' myself from it more and more as I get into learning orchestration. I just can\'t help it on tunes like these.
Alan, good idea on the piano. When I develop this more for the actual project I\'ll give your suggestion a go. Thanks.
Very nice Rob,
Good job on all counts. I, too, especially liked the piano. Great room sound. What verb did you use?
It sounded like you used a G-town tom roll (or maybe SAM?). I thought that was a bit off, rhythmically.
I really liked the mix though. It had a lot of ambience in the quiet parts and the dynamics were big and powerful, but at every moment it was perfectly balanced. Top Notch, really [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Hey great ideas on letting our \'flutist\' breath. Chalk this up to \'to close to the trees to see the ole\' forrest.\'
Alex, you derserve a gold star for that suggestion. I am on my way out of the studio in a few but will \'retake\' the part tomorrow with the breathing pauses.
This now goes on \'the list\' of things to not forget when writing.
Regarding the verb:
To get more depth (until gigapulse or VSL MIR) I set up 3 different FX verbs within SX (close, stage, and far) and ran the different sections through them (e.g strings to \'close\' - woods and Brass to \'Stage\' and percussion to \'far\'.) All the verbs had the same size room and length of tail - I just gave the them different \'pre delays\' (25 ms on close, 50 ms on stage, and 80 ms on far.)