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    A day in LA with Gary Garritan...

    It was absolutely a great pleasure for me to meet the guy who first gave an orchestra to play my music!!!
    Gary is an extraordinary person!!

    I met him in the morning and we had a discussion until 12:30 in the afternoon at the sturbucks!!!

    Then we moved to the Wilshire theatre to watch the Nukcracker performance, in which the GPO played a support role for the best players in LA. Sharon Stone was there too!!!

    GPO has played together with real instruments and it was absolutely fantastic!
    You couldn't tell that it was a software.

    then I have been lucky because I heard some of the new incoming Gary Choir library. That was the children's choir: FANTASTIC!!!!

    So here some picture from the preparative and me and Gary at the end of the show:





    So thanks Gary and I ll see you in LA for the NAMM!!!!


    all the best,
    Roberto

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    Roberto:

    Sure looks like you and Gary had fun. It was so nice to hear that you met Gary while working in America. When you were living in Italy, it seemed so far away--now you are close to everything important going on.

    Ciao,

    Jack
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    Re: A day in LA with Gary Garritan...

    thanks for sharing Roberto,
    Gary has alot to be proud of indeed!
    Dan

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    That's awesome! Definitely looks like a lot of fun!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: A day in LA with Gary Garritan...

    Roberto are you willing to share some of the details of the choir library?
    Is there a VOTOX like text engine for word pronunciation? When does Gary think it will be ready to release?

    Thanks for the update on the NUTCRACKER performance. It's been an interesting thread to read about.

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    Quite a gig (and The Man does know how to "dress classy").

    Once again, Garritan's set a first -- and I can't think of anyone
    more qualified to give us a sound check, Roberto!

    This is a fascinating and, I think, significant development;
    especially union enthusiasm over the idea. One important
    factor, at least to my mind, is that this opens the door to
    recognition that musicians who work with samples and
    technology, are, nonetheless, guess what... musicians!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: A day in LA with Gary Garritan...

    Very cool, Roberto! Thanks for sharing!

    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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    Re: A day in LA with Gary Garritan...

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Quite a gig (and The Man does know how to "dress classy").

    Once again, Garritan's set a first -- and I can't think of anyone
    more qualified to give us a sound check, Roberto!

    This is a fascinating and, I think, significant development;
    especially union enthusiasm over the idea. One important
    factor, at least to my mind, is that this opens the door to
    recognition that musicians who work with samples and
    technology, are, nonetheless, guess what... musicians!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Except if they are drummers, right?
    Styxx

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    Well, there they are Gary and Roberto. Don't they make a handsom team? Your looking good kid! See you at the NAMM.
    Styxx

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    Re: A day in LA with Gary Garritan...

    Thanks for the post, Roberto.

    I recently did some sound design for a contemorary Ballet. ( I managed to smuggle a tiny bit of original composition in, but only by drowning it out with sea and wind noises ).

    The number of live musicians we used was Zero.

    Zilch. !!

    Nada.!!

    If I imagine for a moment that I had written a ballet for big orchestra, and theatre/pit size/ budget issues prevented the full orchestra being used, would I consider using samples to re-inforce the live musicians. ??

    Yes, definitely.

    As with the live musicians, I would want to be sure of the level of artistry, of the participating samplists.
    If 3 years on this forum have taught me anything, it is that the use of samples, per se, does not mean the absence of true artistry.
    One uses different means to achieve the same ends as Live musicians.

    I have always been enthusiastic about Live/Sampled Hybrids, for me, this is possibly the most elevated use of samples. As one more toolset, to achieve expressive music-making.

    I have a measure of sympathy for those who fear, Samples replacing the whole Orchestra, but I think it is still early days in all of this, and a set of best practise nostrums has yet to be agreed upon.

    Gary Garritan's oft stated philosophy of "let the samples lead you to the real musicians" has him well placed to establish the Live/Samples hybrid approach as the best way to proceed.

    It sounds like the live players were the musicial stars of the show, and the technology was used in such a way as to preserve and maintain that position.

    Fascinating stuff. Thanks for the update.

    regards Joe

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