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    New demo - a spinal cord would suffice

    I posted this in the Garritan forum last night but it might be more appropriate here since it uses a lot of other libraries as well. I wrote this last night to experiment with some of my libraries that have been gathering dust on my shelf (I have a tendency to jump on a group buy and then not actually USE the library for a year!).

    a spinal cord would suffice


    All told, it uses:

    Garritan Solo Stradivari
    Cameleon 5000
    GPO
    Stormdrum
    Ra
    EWQLSO Gold
    Dimension

    your thoughts are welcome

    chris.

    P.S. Any thoughts on the mix are also welcome -- on one set of speakers i found that it was obscured by reverb, and i haven't figured out why. reverb is ONLY applied to the strad and to the giggles--any other reverb you hear is in the original sample.
    Last edited by CallMeZoot; 03-25-2007 at 09:36 PM. Reason: updated link

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    Re: New demo - a spinal cord would suffice

    Sounds great. Nice and playful in a Thomas Newman kind of way. Nicely done!
    J
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    Re: New demo - a spinal cord would suffice

    Interesting collage of sound and slightly creepy with that laughing baby

    Best,
    Jay

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    Re: New demo - a spinal cord would suffice

    Hi Chris,

    that sounds interesting.

    Did you have a certain history in your head (with a baby...) as you composed this?

    Best regards
    GC
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

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    Re: New demo - a spinal cord would suffice

    Quote Originally Posted by jhaggerty
    Sounds great. Nice and playful in a Thomas Newman kind of way. Nicely done!
    J
    Thank you! I wasn't going for a Thomas Newman sound but now that you mention it I can't deny that there's a very strong influence there. Interesting, maybe I'll listen to more of his stuff. (I only "discovered" him recently, after hearing the Limony Snickett soundtrack. I IMDB'd him and then realized that he was responsible for a lot of my favorite scores from the past 10-20 years!)

    Thanks for listening!

    chris.

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    Re: New demo - a spinal cord would suffice

    Quote Originally Posted by JBacal
    Interesting collage of sound and slightly creepy with that laughing baby

    Best,
    Jay
    Heheh what is it about baby stuff that is automatically creepy when it's inserted into music? How many horror film scores start and/or end with a music box? I didn't originally intend to make this piece creepy, but once I started adding the giggles in there was no way to avoid it!


    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist[B
    ][/B] Did you have a certain history in your head (with a baby...) as you composed this?


    Actually, no. I *usually* have some kind of program or visual image in mind when I compose, but this one was purely playing with sound. The baby was actually added as almost an afterthought, about halfway through composing the piece. At some point in composing this I thought it would be a good idea add a recording of myself giggling evil-ly over the recording. But I didn't like the sound of my own voice when I mixed it in so I searched for free giggle samples on the internet. This one was interesting and had some variety and a sense of rhythm, so I sliced and diced and added to taste. I'm glad I did, because it helped me get over a writer's block and gave me something to work off of for the second half.

    Thanks for listening,
    chris.

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