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Hello to everybody!
While scoring my movie I couldn\'t resist toying around with GPO and converted one of my concert pieces to a better sound. Funny fact: I planned on using some QLSO Silver Horns and Trombones, but I got so much used to GPO\'s way of working, that I ditched them after half an hour of fighting... How the heck are you supposed to do swells with them? Plus, they sound too bloated for this piece.
So, what\'s this all about. I wrote this little piece of music as a parody on military recruitment ads. As such it lasts exactely one minute (just like a tv-spot) and needs one narrator to speak the text (meaning: I have to record myself yet). The idea behind it: What would happen, if the Sith (the really bad guys in the Star Wars universe) would recruit people for their wars? They certainly would think that THEY are the good guys...
Technically I wrote an evil theme (based on a descending 4th + ascending minor 2nd, which turned out to be the first theme from Mahlers 1st symphony , after I completed four pieces based on it) and made an upbeat version of that. I used 7 instances of GPO, Ambience Reverb, a bit of compression and some eq-ing to remove the muddy frequencies around 350Hz.
Here is a link to the file: \"Join the Sith!\"
And if you enjoy looking at the corresponding scores: \"Join the Sith!\" - conductor\'s score (Scorchmusic plugin needed)
I hope you like this. Yes, I am terribly close to being sued because I used 5 notes of a famous theme...
p.s.: Here ist the narrator text for those who want to read along:
<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">---------------------(With a dark voice; Lurid
Our constantly growing armada is always in need of skilled folks... LIKE YOU! (pinging sound)
Join us, \'cause only we can offer you THIS level of military education! (slight pause)
Plus, WE fight for a cause: We want to wipe that jedi scum out of this galaxy!
Join our infantry and help us invade planets infested by jedi.
Join our flying corps and lear how to bomb their planets, shoot their fighters, and generally.... (low voice) wipe them out!
(regular voice If you\'re skilled enough, you can rise through the ranks and even end up with an own star destroyer under YOUR command!
So join us! There are still many fights to fight but in the end, victory will be ours!
Thanks a lot for your nice comments and suggestions!
Lately I\'ve been experimenting with Ambience, EQ-ing and the brilliant SIR reverb. Here is the result:
JTS Version 2 (Ambience Reverb)
JTS Version 2 (SIR Reverb)
And for those who asked for the source file: Cubase project file (Sorry, but I tried about 20 times to export a midi -> Cubase either crashed or wrote the about 50 MIDI-tracks to a single one...).
Any suggestions on why the SIR reverb works perfectely in all my other pieces and sounds completely borked in this one (all settings are the same) are appreciated.
p.s.: Gary, thanks for your pm and e-mail. I tried answering it about 5 times but the mails all came back undelivered after a week and your inbox keeps being full. But rest assured: I would love to see this piece on your demo page. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]