That's completely awesome! I always love these pop arrangements that you do.
LOL!! Thanks man :-) I haven't felt the urge to do much music lately (day job stress) but with the long weekend I felt sufficiently mellow to do something. Glad you liked it, I love doing these pop arrangements and Gloria's a really nice piece. Lowers the tone of this forum a bit but hey! :-)
Great job on a great piece. I loved the Vangelis like sweeps at around 1:33.
Hiya Frank; Yeah, spent a few minutes with my head in the MIDI spec to work out 'portamento time' for that one. The two scales in opposing motion at the start of the piece are also synth sweeps in the original; but I didn't do them as such because I wanted to make the point at the start that you were about to hear an orchestral pop track, rather than a bolted-on-strings arrangement. :-)
What fun! What other programs did you use to accmplish this? Very nice job, it brought me back to my Roller Skating Rink days... Thanks!
Hi Tim! It's an interesting use of the GPO isn't it? Lots of fun (i.e. not too difficult) to do. :-) Additional to the GPO, Cubase was used to sequence the piece. Gigastudio and libraries provided the orchestral percussion and traditional band parts on another machine. The systems are linked together with MidiOverLanCP from MusicLab (this version is very solid on the timing).
Pianos (stereo grand, rhodes, bright baby grand) and synth came off a Roland A90-VERD1 master controller. Everything goes into a little Yamaha GF12/12 mixer and out to DAT, then back into WaveLab for post production. WaveLab output goes back to DAT for archive and out to mp3 for the web.