I\'m not a commercial composer, but it would be SO COOL to see you composer guys do a mock up of the same tune using all of your tricks, edits, samples, etc, and then compare the results via mp3 files. Each of you would post a link to your mp3 file along with a detailed description of every sample, sound module, etc, used. I\'m sure the thread would spark some interesting discussion about technique, sample libraries, etc. To keep things from getting to bogged down, perhaps the mock up should be limited to the first 60 seconds or so. I don\'t have a composition to recommend but hopefully one of you guys can jump in and further develop this idea. It would be one of the most intresting threads to read on this forum!
....Did anybody just feel a splash of cold water?...
No, not my intention at all. There\'s just a difference in a piece of MUSIC being in the public domain and a published score being in the public domain. Even a public domain piece is published by someone (or no scores/sheet music would exist!) and those **publications** are protected.
We all start with the same SMF file of a classical composition (or score). Those are public domain and available everywhere.
The deal is that we all have to start with the same file....and then apply our tricks to it to make it sound decent. Generally those files are pretty stiff and lifeless so it\'ll be a good challenge to everyone.
Now for the tough part......somebody pick something........I vote for the 1st movement of Dumbarton Oaks by Stravinsky or the first 50 bars of the Ouverture Midsummer Night\'s Dream by Mendelssohn!