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    Baroque Harpsichord Duet: 0:55secs

    Hello

    Here's a peice I did some years ago. The original incarnation of this was on a Roland D110 because the harpsichord sound inspired me to buckle down and explore some ideas I had derived when introduced to Bach Branbdemburg Concertos.

    http://www.glynpowell.pwp.blueyonder...Baroque-01.mp3

    When redoing the two harpsichords with GPO, I let the left one .. the one which works with some of the percussive bass have the 'full' octaved sound as accessed by the left keyswitch.

    The right, upper melodic harpsichord, I gave the thinner sound of the central keyswitch.

    Garritan ambiance is the only other process before Rendering to MP3 at 190Kb/S

    Best wishes

    Glyn Powell

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    Re: Baroque Harpsichord Duet: 0:55secs

    Hi Zenda

    I really liked this piece. The Chromaticism is awesome. The mix between the two Harpsichords was nice, though it was hard to distinguish at times which was playing which notes. But as I said, this is a great piece. Well Done!!
    Do you have a score for this which you could provide for us to look at?


    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Baroque Harpsichord Duet: 0:55secs

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenda
    When redoing the two harpsichords with GPO, I let the left one .. the one which works with some of the percussive bass have the 'full' octaved sound as accessed by the left keyswitch.

    The right, upper melodic harpsichord, I gave the thinner sound of the central keyswitch.
    I could listen to music like this all day, enjoyed it very much. Were you looking for dramatic stereo separation between the two, or were you going for a more integrated sound? Either way, it's fun stuff!
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Baroque Harpsichord Duet: 0:55secs

    Jerry ... Thanks for listening .... It does not exist in score form, but I will create a midi file and post a link to it in this thread. When composing it, I had to do a few leaps of faith. I was going 'outside of my box'. There were times when I was replicating the distance of a previous interval wondering how if ever I would find my way back to the root not or chord!


    Christopher ... you have caught on to the very element I was still unsure about when I posted this. At the moment I feel I have created ambiguity between the two instrumennts .. and I am not happy abou that.

    I am going to study the samples a bit more closely .. because I berlieve that each harpsichord may welll have been stereo-mapped.

    I seem to remember panning them .. Ahhh ... I remember ... like a bad dream. In Cubase, there are seperate 'handles' for the left and right channels when I am panning.

    I took the left side of one and the right side of the other, and panned them a bit into the centre.

    BUT This did NOT create the effect of two seperate instruments in a 'room' ... I bet I was working with a couple of full width CLOSE-UP stereo spreads.


    Before importing the work into GPO, I had been working with outboard Roland D110 ... with two MONO instruments.

    My wish had been to get two harpsichords side by side .. so there WOULD be a definite sense of two seperated instruments .... about 10 feet apart.

    I did not want to set them up in the traditional classical concerrt stage piano duet positions.

    I will do some more work and post a revision.

    Thank you both for your encouragement and your feedback.

    Best wishes

    Glyn

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