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Topic: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

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    Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

    Hi All,

    proudly I present you my very first exercise with Garritan Personal Orchestra.
    The moment I bought this in July I started writing this pianoconcerto. It took me several weeks to get acquainted with the ins- and outs of Garritan. Very soon I rejected Cubasis as a tool to master these kind of pieces, so I went looking for a decent general purpose program. And that program demanded learning how to get a decent mix of samples.


    Everything but the piano is Garritan. Sorry, I tried the Steinway in GPO, but I'll have to wait until the "real Steinway" comes out. This one is The Grand 2.

    The process:
    • Midi file from Mozart Virtuoso
    • Midi input amended in Sonar for Garritan
    • Per instrument group output rendered as wave file
    • Input all instruments groups into Adobe Audition
    • Some minor equalization had to be done
    • Reverb was "PerfectSpace" [a Sonar plug] setting Performance Hall.
    I hope you will enjoy this,

    Raymond Robijns

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    Re: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1


    Very nice writing. I also think you should be congratulated on the way you handle GPO. For having the library for only a couple of months I think you have done an amazing job of realizing your piano concerto.

    Am waiting for the Second Movement.


    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

    Nice work on this, Raymond!

    You indeed seem to be getting GPO well in hand.
    (I might suggest mixing a bit more toward center
    in a number of places.) Excellent piano writing
    in this.

    Looking forward to hearing the rest of this!



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    Re: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

    I re-mastered this piece, already put at this forum. Thanks to advices of Tom H. and others, some readings of posts/replies, and comments on my search of better reverberation it is a lot better. [I also transferred my music to another map in esnips: http://www.esnips.com/web/RAMROBIJNSMUSIC.]

    Under the thread Tips and Tricks I'll explain what I did to get it better (IMHO).


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    Re: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

    Very nice arrangement!

    I agree with David on the Excellent piano work. I'm reminded of the Romantics.

    Really enjoyed the more somber tone around 6:00.

    Great job!


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    Re: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by jsp2
    Really enjoyed the more somber tone around 6:00.
    Then you also love Baroque concertos, but that is a guess.
    I will start writing the 2nd movement tomorrow.

    Thanks for the compliment.


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    Re: Pianoconcerto nr.1 - part 1

    I'll weigh in with another "excellent piano work". I think the orchestra would benefit from more adventurous use of dynamics though. Nice job over all.
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