Hi folks. I've been working with JABB about a week I guess and have a couple of demos to offer. This first is an arrangement of Herbie Hancock's "Tell Me A Bedtime Story". It is all JABB except for the one French Horn (you'll barely hear it) which is GPO.
The solos are flugelhorn and that short one near the end is sort of an alto sax. I wrestled with the sound of that for sometime, and I must say that while I am getting a great deal of enjoyment from JABB, the saxophones leave me scratching my head. The baritone is the best of the bunch in my view, but the altos with or without vibrato sound very, very thin and I can't seem to make any adjustments in the mix to help.
Having said this, I must add that as a saxophonist, I am probably more critical on this point than others, but I feel that having worked with the library for a bit and feel I am getting the hang of things (slowly), I notice that my feelings about the saxophones have not mellowed over the time spent on these projects. I simply pass along these remarks in the hopes that it will help in some way.
The mix could certainly use more work. I had a great lesson from DPDan and I am slowly getting there. I did this all into DP (no Finale) this time using my paper full score.
Point of pride: I managed to manipulate the trumpets into changing to and from harmon mute successfully! WhoooHooo!.
Comments are always welcome.