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    Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    My special thanks to Duncan Brinsmead for these new demos which feature:

    Dan Dean Solo Woodwinds
    Dan Dean Solo Brass
    Dan Dean Solo Strings (in ensemble format)
    Michiel\'s Grandioso

    These are the first 2 movements. I\'ll post the final two later. Enjoy, and thanks again Duncan.

    http://www.dandeanpro.com/BrahmsPnoCon2Mvt1.mp3
    http://www.dandeanpro.com/BrahmsPnoCon2Mvt2.mp3

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    cant wait to listen to this, love this concerto one of my favorites

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    This really is amazingly good work. Great sounding strings and wood winds. And, of course, the PMI Steinway.

    A question for Duncan Brinsmead about the PMI Grandioso Steinway D samples. According to Michel Post\'s website, you used a \"specially modified\" version of the PMI Steinway library. I am curious to know a little more in what ways it was specially modified.

    I have the lite version. I think I remember reading that the lite samples are just little darker than the full. Is that right?

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    I think the orchestral part would have sounded better when created with QLSO or VSL. The Piano sounds absolutely fabulous!!!

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    According to Michel Post\'s website, you used a \"specially modified\" version of the PMI Steinway library. I am curious to know a little more in what ways it was specially modified.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I applied a bit of filtering to the sound files and built a new gig file. I boosted the treble in the samples in the softer layers. I then constructed a new gig file using the modified samples. I also modified the velocity points at which the samples were switched, although I can\'t remember which way I moved them(it was a few years ago). I used the pedal down samples combined with release samples.

    I had made the section strings by transposing several instances of the dan dean solo strings. I think the excessive transposition and phasing that resulted creates problems in some spots, especially high string passages. It is really better to use a modern section string library for this sort of thing, although I had started this project years ago.

    Duncan

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    Duncan,

    this too is one of my favorite Brahm\'s scores. Your performance is so marvelous. Your giftedness is so evident in all of the themes phrases.

    Alan Russell

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    Great work Duncan. It blew me away last summer when you posted an earlier version of the first movement, which I think you maybe fine tuned now. It sounds great and I\'m looking forward to hearing the final movements. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    Duncan, once again a brillant piece of work.
    Great use of Dan Dean samples. Very very effective. I love these movements and this interpretation is getting to be my favourite. I\'m also really very impressed with the piano sound; it sounds so real! If you play this recording to a classic musician and tell him it\'s all samples he will want to know how to achieve the same results.
    I know you spent a lot of work in your midi sequencing (and sound modifications) and you did a great job!

    Dan Dean: what a great demo for your libraries! I must say that the string section sounds absolutely ok for me, regardless the fact that the section was created with solo strings.
    I really like your Brass for Brahms; they are powerful and precise. Just what Brahms needs.
    Great work.

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    I think this is an incredible accomplishment, Duncan! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
    You have even worked on tweaking legato note transitions with the horn(s) with pitch bend?
    I also have the DD strings and can actually hardly believe you pulled this off with their limited number of articulations (DDSS of course sound very good)!

    Thumbs up!

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    Re: Brinsmead: Brahms Piano Concerto 2 NEW!

    Duncan,

    Excellent work Maestro! You never cease to amaze.

    Gary Garritan

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