A few months back, Dan did an A/B comparison of a sample mockup and a recording of a real orchestra playing a Clara Schumman Concerto and also the Second Movement of Dvoraks New World Symphony. This time he has completed the First movement of the Dvorak (Symphony No. 9 in E minor) and has again done a spectacular job.
Here is Dan's version of Dvorak's New Work Symphony alternating between both real orchestra and samples:
See if you can tell where the samples are playing and where the real orchestra is playing.
If you can hear the differences, list the spots where you think the real orchestra is playing and where it is samples.
This is something fun and I encourage others to do what Dan did and to emulate the masters. Many students in the colleges and universities often take an orchestral piece and do mock-ups of the classics. This is a great way to get into the mind of a composer/conductor. Also going from MIDI-mlockup to real orchestra, as we did in the GPO Competition, is also helpful in learning a great deal about orchestration.
If you can figure out which segments are the real orchestra and which are samples, let us know. The last time some posted that the differences were obvious (after the identity of real/samples were posted). This time let's see if you can the difference without the times being posted.
Dan can perhaps further tweak and refine his orchestral mockup based on your suggestions.
Thanks again Dan for showing us what is possible. As with learning real instruments, there is a great deal of skill and expertise that your have acquired.
Comments and suggestions are welcome as to how to improve the orchestral rendition.