Here is a excerpt of the Prologue from Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances. This is an orchestral arrangement that Bernstein did for the Concert Hall using the themes from his musical West Side Story.
All instruments are VSL VI. Reverb is Altiverb Vienna Konzerthaus IR.
Wow Jay... you often surprise and entertain. Great choice of material and especially for the purpose of showing the various articulations.
The kind of light (almost tentative) sound of the percussion and the overall feel of it (along with the reverb sound) made me think of a pre-concert run through in the practice hall... which is meant as praise... it is very convincing and natural to my ear.
Thanks Joe, K and Jibrish. I really appreciate it when people take the time to post their reaction. Keeps me motivated.
K-- This piece took me longer than I should probably admit. I work slowly and obsessively. Unfortunately, I put a ton of time into programming the 14 woodwinds in the piece, and in the end, you can barely hear most of them. So in retrospect, I could have saved myself a chunk of time by doing only the most basic programming of these instruments.
Jay, that's great stuff there. And you shouldn't worry about taking a 'chunk of time' in the programming of the woodwinds. It 'is' there. That extra is what makes the difference; it's that difference that makes your work stand out. The desire to make it right permeates more than through sound alone, and I'm sure that your programming of the woodwinds had repercussions throughout the whole process. Again, great work. I enjoyed it very much, and it gives me hope in my upcoming project.
Very impressive Jay!
One of the most convincing mock-ups I've ever heard.
Now you are striving for perfection I would like to suggest that you work on the orchestral ambiance a little bit. Maybe a little scoring noise here and there? Also listener perspective could be a tiny bit closer? to create a more intimate feel.