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    "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    I just finished this piece this evening. It is VERY different than my normal fare. Hope you enjoy it. Any suggestions appreciated.

    It uses the GPO bassoon and oboe, Percussive Adventures 2 lite, Atmosphere for the bass and yours truly on trombone.

    It's called Elephantopia for reasons that should become obvious when you listen.

    http://www.cdsol.com/cdsol/downloads/elephantopia.mp3

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Wow, this is funny: I come here on the forum, download 2 demos and both are absolutely brilliant!!!

    This piece rocks! Very funny and I enjoyed it very much! Those trombone glissandos combined with the panning echo are a hooter. I also liked how the basssoon came out in a realistic manner. Nice modwheel work!

    Would you mind telling me which reverb you use?

    Greetings and keep up the good work!

    Peter

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Thanks Peter!

    I used the Sonitus reverb that comes with Sonar. It's one of my favorites.
    I also used a slight bit of reverb on the whole mix with Izotope Ozone.

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Very interesting, particularly the percussion. Gives it a bit of a jungle sound while still sounding like a modern western piece. The title reminds me of "Elephant Talk" by King Crimson. Actually, the bass reminds of some of King Crimson's music.

    It sounds like you had a lot of fun with this.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Now this is different from what im used to! I have nothing to critique Its a style in its own
    Nicole Davis

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Thanks Trent,

    I did have a lot of fun with it.

    It has been a few years since I had played the trombone, so it was fun to get back into it. I did pinch my little finger with the slide though.

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole
    Now this is different from what im used to! I have nothing to critique Its a style in its own
    Nicole,

    I'm not sure whether that means you enjoyed it, or hated it.

    Thanks for listenening.

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    My Gosh! I really liked this listening adventure.

    I can see why you named it as you did - everything else would be irrelephant...
    Very unique and in a jungle of its own.

    Enjoyed your trombone playing. Hope you don't mind if this stomps its way into the GPO demo page zoo.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    Gary,

    I would be honored to have Elephantopia amongst the elephantine talents that abide on the GPO website!

    Thanks!

    -- Martin


    PS I played the song for my son and a female friend of his last night and asked them to help me come up with a good name. My son nailed it after we went back and forth for a while!
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: "Elephantopia" - new song with GPO

    I made some changes to Elephantopia that I feel have improved it. Instead of the solo oboe 1, I used the Solo oboe d'amore, and I like it much better in this context. I also adjusted the levels a bit and made a few other minor changes. Let me know if you like this one better.

    http://www.cdsol.com/cdsol/downloads/elephantopia2.mp3

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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