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    I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Hello,

    Here is my new song using GPO.

    http://www.ismusic.ne.jp/yamamoto_jun/voz_suave.mp3

    Piano and bass (pizzicato) are by GPO and others are Roland SC-88VL. I do not know Portuguese so that I am not sure if the name of the song is correct ;-).
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Jun:

    A really great piece. I felt like I just entered a swank night club and there was some fabulous music already playing.

    This is really great stuff. Some more for an encore!

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    This is a very nice BossaNever. Only joking.

    Jun, I like Bossas and am amazed that it can cross cultures so well. I'm not really that surprised as I enjoy some 'Far Eastern' music too. This is a really nice example of the genre.

    I must admit that I am impressed that Far Eastern countries have even showed us 'Westerners' how to excel with the execution of the 'Western' classics. My favourite rendition of Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 is by a 'Far Eastern' virtuoso!

    Keep them coming!

    Frank

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Jack,

    Thank you very much for your warm comment. I learned another new word "swank" today.
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy Heern
    This is a very nice BossaNever. Only joking.

    Jun, I like Bossas and am amazed that it can cross cultures so well. I'm not really that surprised as I enjoy some 'Far Eastern' music too. This is a really nice example of the genre.

    I must admit that I am impressed that Far Eastern countries have even showed us 'Westerners' how to excel with the execution of the 'Western' classics. My favourite rendition of Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 is by a 'Far Eastern' virtuoso!

    Keep them coming!

    Frank
    Frank,

    Thank you very much for your nice comment. I would like to use "Bossa Never" as the genre of this tune. (grin)

    As we entered into the twenty-first century, I feel the world is getting really small. "Far East" is not really so far away.
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jun Yamamoto
    Hello,

    Here is my new song using GPO.

    http://www.ismusic.ne.jp/yamamoto_jun/voz_suave.mp3

    Piano and bass (pizzicato) are by GPO and others are Roland SC-88VL. I do not know Portuguese so that I am not sure if the name of the song is correct ;-).
    Some afterthoughts.

    Don't you feel the piano sound in this tune is a little distorted, especially in loud chord attack?

    When I hear the piano track solo in my SONAR, it sounds ok but when run with other tracks, the piano sounds a little distorted like clipping by too loud signal though the sound level is not so high.

    Any observation?

    My environment is:
    Pentium 4/2.2 GHz, 2GB RAM
    SONAR 2.2 XL
    External sound module: Roland SC-88VL (Guitar and Perc.)
    GPO is the latest update (June 2005) used as VST plug-in via VST Adapter by Cakewalk
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Very nice.

    I like the short piano cadenza just before you restate the main theme.

    Your title, "voz suave" is in Spanish. I speak very little Spanish, but in English it means literally "smooth voice".

    According to http://ets.freetranslation.com/, the Portugese version might be "alise voz".

    No matter what you call it, its a very smooth sounding composition!


    -rob

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    rob,

    Thank you very much for your comment. The cadenza apparently does not sound like Bossa but I could not resist.

    Also it is very good to know "voz suave" is Spanish words and do mean something I would like to express. Well, that was my mistake but I think I will keep the name as it is. Next time, I will be able to use the dictionary properly.

    Sincerely,
    Last edited by Jun Yamamoto; 08-21-2005 at 12:00 AM. Reason: typo
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Very cool Jun, it might be better if the piano was lower in volume overall,
    just a thought though, very cool!
    dpDan

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    Re: I intended to write a Bossa but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jun Yamamoto
    Some afterthoughts.

    Don't you feel the piano sound in this tune is a little distorted, especially in loud chord attack?

    When I hear the piano track solo in my SONAR, it sounds ok but when run with other tracks, the piano sounds a little distorted like clipping by too loud signal though the sound level is not so high.

    Any observation?
    I think I know what you're talking about. First of all, this is a great piece. The solo piano track (the melody portion) works really well, so I wouldn't change it a bit. As for the chords, you could try a few things:

    1) Starting at the 3:27 mark, I heard something in the background that sounded suspiciously like a xylophone mirroring the piano run. This is right after the chord sequence in question, but I'd check to see if it was playing some of the same notes as the piano chords. If it is, then I'd personally get rid of the competing xylophone chord hits or take the volume down so it doesn't interfere with the piano as much.

    2) The attack on the GPO piano can get a little bright for velocities 50 and up. I notice it more on notes above F4 (the F above middle C), but if you want to change the timbre of the chords (mellow them out a bit), then change the velocities on the notes to something under 50 (even 49 will work). This will quiet the chords in the mix, but you should be able to compensate for this by using a cc7 automation envelope for the piano track during the chord hits.
    -E

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