well, I am not a musician, only a computer science student without any musical education, nearly a pure newbie to music - i could play keyboard only with one hand, cannot read notes and previously only did some minor things over the last years with a small GM-Keyboard and recently some new dsp-soundcards i bought (learning something about synths and effects on that way).
And especially I know nearly nothing about classical music - i don't even had listen to it much - but exactly thats the reason I post my first piece. For sure it is terrible in the ears of all the Pros, but then... thats a good starting point to improve (Oh, and since GPO i want to learn, and learn and learn... )
I worked only one day on it, third day after i receive GPO (it took me two days to make it run stable on my computer in combination with logic 4.8 and my various dsp-soundcards and to build an instrument-set that fit into 512MB Ram)
well, i like the idea of GPO as an Orchestra for everyone very much! So it is for me also For the nearly complete musical rookie! If I can make music with it, everybody can There are no longer any excuses!
So what can I say about this first try to make something 'orchestral' sounding? First, I could not use very much velocity-differences because my Keyboard has no modwheel and no feet-pedals - and additionally logic has a strange bug to reset mod-values permanently to zero. Second, I started only with a small brass melody line, then putting some instruments to it and see where i get from that point on... so there are lots of repetitions which could easily be avoided by shifting some Notes in the melody (but I haven't done this). Third, some friends whom I showed it, said, it has not enough bass-sound and the brass sounds a little bit synthetic. Well, i don't know much about mixing either, so I used an EQ to fix volume of some instruments, which I thought one could not hear in the mix... maybe overdoing it... thats why the brass sounds strange?
Okay enough... listen, and tell me what i made completly wrong... and what I could do better without ten years of musical studies
Ah, but because at the moment, i sadly cannot use GPO, so maybe its ok to include something I have to study a lot of time for...
here is the link to the mp3-File:
Oh, and some really beginner-question... How does a violin-player controls volume? With the bow-pressure? Can he change Volume in a single note like brass players with different air-pressure? Or like a piano, only once for every Note played (key-velocity)? I ask, because it is easy to draw a modulation-event-curve crossing lots of notes in Logic but can a real violin-player do that, too - or must I even draw a modulation curve in each note, modelling fast/slow attack, decay, release?