Akiko is a song written and performed by a friend of mine, Dominic Gaudious (www.dominicgaudious.com). He sent me the midi file, and I orchestrated it with GPO, Atmosphere and the Malmsjo Acoustic Grand.

The string section is GPO, with an Atmosphere string pad underneath. With the piano, I couldn't quite get the sound I was looking for. I tried the GPO piano, and it wasn't quite right. I tried the Malmsjo Acoustic Grand, and it wasn't quite right (though both sounded great!). So just for grins, I tried both of them together on the same part. It was perfect.

Let me know what you think.


-- Martin