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    Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    This is a piece (For Tessa) I wrote and recorded for my daughter who is turning 21 in a few days. It contains all the feelings and emotions that a proud father can have of his daughter.

    If you have any constructive suggestions on the composition, arranging, mixing etc, please let me know. (gentle but honest)

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    Re: Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    Del,
    Enjoy the party, I enjoyed this piece, while waiting on a copy of Stradivari myself. The vibrato seems a little fierce to me. This instrument is so upfront I wonder how difficult it is to rein it in. Nice composition.

    Ray

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    Re: Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    Quote Originally Posted by rayzalaf
    Del,
    Enjoy the party, I enjoyed this piece, while waiting on a copy of Stradivari myself. The vibrato seems a little fierce to me. This instrument is so upfront I wonder how difficult it is to rein it in. Nice composition.

    Ray
    Ray - thanks for the feedback! The Strad is an unweildy beast (which I have no-where near tamed yet) Using the expression pedal with the mod wheel, playing aftertouch and the sustain is a challenge. I find the expression pedal the most difficult. The Gofriller is the same but just as good. Just started to play with it and it is trés good.
    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock

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    Re: Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    A most lovely and poignant piece of writing, Del.

    Learning to use the Strad now, myself, I'd say you
    did a pretty fine job of holding onto her. Maybe
    back it off in the mix a little in places.

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    A most lovely and poignant piece of writing, Del.

    Learning to use the Strad now, myself, I'd say you
    did a pretty fine job of holding onto her. Maybe
    back it off in the mix a little in places.
    .
    DAvid - thanks for taking the time to listen - I have already fixed the mix on the Strad so your comments are affirming (and will repost ASAP) I really need to listen more to an actual solo violin to see how it blends in the mix (ie - When notes are very high they will stand out and contrast) and learn how to control the volume fluctuations. The only stringed instrument I actually play is the guitar which is 180 degrees from a violin.

    The best of luck with your experiments on the Strad!

    Regards - Del
    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language. - Herbie Hancock

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    Re: Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    Del

    It is a very beautiful and moving piece of music. I enjoyed it very much. It sounds so natural and free... Thank you.
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    Re: Garritan Stradivari, Piano and VLC strings

    Del:

    A lovely piece for a lovely daughter. A lot of emotion in this and you "conveyed it" with your orchestration and mix.

    BRAVO, Del

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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