I would like to share this with all of you. It's an arrangement of a Philippine folk song for solo violin and piano. Here I used GPO's Gagliano Solo Violin, SampleTekk's Black Grand (which was my christmas gift from my friend, Vic) and PMI Bos 290 pedal noise. This is just to show how beautiful GPO solo violin sounds - and of course, the rest of the libs that I used.
A smaller wma version is also available here if you don't have a fast internet connection.
Thanks, DPDAN and Garry! Yikes, I listened to the mix with headphones when I got home and I almost fell off my chair when I heard the pedal noise! With the heater vent blowing right in my ear, the sound probably got masked while I was listening to the monitors during mixing - not to mention two dogs running around the room in hyper mode.
I once had a student who had such noisy feet and I couldn't believe I was doing the same thing on a sequencer!!
Anyway, I have edited the mix and posted it right away:
Good to hear that you're still around Nhick. This is nice but, although I just love pianos in most situations, solo, with strings (Mmmmm), I'm just not fond of pianos as backing for solos instruments. Don't ask me why, it's a combination I just don't like. I bought a CD with some favourite violin pieces some time back only to get home and find that it was violin and piano....Yeuch!!! Sorry......there's no accounting for taste!!
I think it's a feeling that it's a cheap substitute for supporting solo musicians when you don't have a full orchestra and brings back memories of school marms playing the piano with pupils struggling with their instruments
However, ignoring all that rubbish, this is a nice melody and I think you've programmed the violin exceptionally well.
I just loved your Giliw_Ko which you shared with us in February (one of the very best pieces posted here IMVHO) and I would like to hear this melody fully orchestrated in a similar way.....if only there was more time for everything!!!