This piece was written in 94 using a Roland SC88 and External sequencer. I replace the Roland strings with Garritan PO strings and as well as other GPO instruments.
The drums are Roland and some of the other instrumentation is as well. English horn solo 1 was added, flute doubling with Roland sound source (couldn't take the dang thing out cause it was mixed tracked) and Percussion toys. Actually, when finished, it turned out to be 60% GPO and 40% Roland SC88 sounds.
Go to Joseph Burrell's post below for the link.
Edit - I think Gary wanted to know how I achieved such a wide spread effect on with the cymbal crescendo roll in the intro. Actually, it was a cinnamon roll and I buttered it twice… no, wait, that’s not it. That was yesterdays breakfast, sorry.
I took GPO cymbal with the long crescendo roll and triple tracked it each starting a split second after the other, paned one left center, one center, one right center and all ending up together. I achieved this by playing them releasing at approximate times. So there! Anything else? How about how I got the dancer to wear bowling shoes while performing a flamingo on Lake Erie frozen waters during a blizzard?
This should sound amazing with real guitar. The arrangement is really nice and lush. I love that 3 chord that creeps into the verse. Actually, this reminds me a bit of Bjork's Isabel gone all latin! The percussion is KILLER (even that vintage Roland Phil Collins shaker )