Taking a momentary break from posting more from my stage musical or Gilbert and Sullivan, I want to share something completely different.
This is a recent project of mine featuring JABB brass, clarinet, bass and drums, GPO strings and a free VST emulation of the famous Theremin that I found online awhile back.
I'm in the early stages of a Science Fiction theatre piece set in the 1950's. This is the first thing to emerge from the idea. The melody, sometimes carried by Trumpet, sometimes carried by Clarinet, is intended to have lyrics and be sung. For now, it's an instrumental and I went this far mastering the tracks in order to inspire me to delve more into the germ of an idea I have for a musical.
For those interested in more details about what I used in this recording--the piano is a combination of the JABB Steinway and my Korg X5dr hardware module, the Ventures-like guitar is from the Dyad DXi sample player in Sonar. Several different reverbs are used, including the Acoustic Mirror from Sound Forge.
The Theremin VST instrument is really fun to play, with many possibilities beyond the basic and classic Sci-Fi sound we all know. I scrambled its parameters some in this piece, recording automation of its many control knobs.