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    Tranquillo for Strings

    I have re-rendered my old tune for strings. It is called "Tranquillo".

    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/music/tranquillo-gpo.mp3

    The original was for Roland SC-88 so that all the expression is written in control 11 (cc#11). In order to convert cc#11 to cc#1 for GPO, I wrote short CAL program for SONAR. I think this kind of CAL is popular but for any case some of you use it, I provide it here.

    ;; CONTROLX.cal
    ;;
    ;; Convert a control CC#X to CC#Y.
    ;; For example changing Control 11 (Expression) to Control 1
    ;; in order to convert Data for SC-88 to Garritan Personal Orchestra.

    (do
    (include "need20.cal") ; Require version 2.0 or higher of CAL

    (int controlin 11)
    (int controlout 1)
    (getInt controlin "Original Control Number?" 0 127)
    (getInt controlout "Converted Control Number?" 0 127)
    (forEachEvent
    (if (== Event.Kind CONTROL)
    (if (== Control.Num controlin)
    (do
    (= Control.Num controlout)
    )
    )
    )
    )
    )
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    Hello, Yun

    I'm so happy to see you here with more music!

    You must be very glad to have re-done your piece with GPO. I'm certainly glad to have the chance to hear the results. This recording is luscious!

    It's really a treat to hear a piece so elegantly orchestrated for strings. The command you have of melody, harmony and orchestral arranging is so confidently present in this piece. The complex simplicity of it (!) is breathtaking to me.

    Excellent thing that you also did, posting the CAL script for other Sonar users to have. This means that unlike a lot of musicians, myself included, previous to using GPO, you were using cc11 (Expression) rather well. I never quite grasped the importance of it before delving into the Garritan libraries.

    I'm afraid I was accustomed to using cc7 for all volume work, and used it the way one should actually use cc11--but still not to the extent I should have in the past. So to translate my older MIDI files with your CAL wouldn't render results that are complete enough. When I've revived older projects, I've needed to start completely over with cc1.

    Beautiful music--a wonderful experience. Thank you so much.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Randy,

    Thank you so much for your kind comment about my music.

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    I'm afraid I was accustomed to using cc7 for all volume work, and used it the way one should actually use cc11--but still not to the extent I should have in the past. So to translate my older MIDI files with your CAL wouldn't render results that are complete enough. When I've revived older projects, I've needed to start completely over with cc1.
    My cal accomodates any combination of cc#s. The cal asks you what is input and what should be the output. Simply put 7 for first question and 1 for the second question, you can convert cc#7 to cc#1.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    Hello again, Jun

    I hope everyone here has the chance to notice and hear your wonderful Tranguillo. Such a sophisticated and well rendered piece deserves a large audience.

    "...Simply put 7 for first question and 1 for the second question, you can convert cc#7 to cc#1..."

    Thank you for that. I saw how the CAL script could be easily edited to work with various controller numbers.

    But what I meant earlier is that in my older MIDI projects, I wasn't using cc#7 in as thorough a way as I could have. Translating that old controller data into cc1 would still be the barest outline of the amount really needed.

    I've learned so much since getting GPO, including the importance of a great deal of volume work in order to bring the most life to sampled instruments. Because I needed to record all new volume, cc1 data in my old projects, and also needed to thoroughly use cc64 sustain data, it took me a full year, long days working at it, to make new GPO versions of my biggest project, a full length musical for stage. None of the "instant translation" routines were sufficient, I just had to roll up my sleeves and put in the hundreds of hours needed. It was well worth it though!

    Thanks again for your Tranquillo!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    None of the "instant translation" routines were sufficient, I just had to roll up my sleeves and put in the hundreds of hours needed. It was well worth it though!
    You can say that again. Sorry I did not take what you mean exactly. Good luck for your magnum opus!

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    You must be very fond of music played by strings. I am too. This a piece full of rich ideas. And when transferred directly from that Roland thing, with that little CAL script, it sounds astonishing well. Thank you for posting.

    This is a very good "end of the day" after having played around with Sonar.

    Raymond

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62
    And when transferred directly from that Roland thing, with that little CAL script, it sounds astonishing well.
    Raymond, thank you for your comment. Of course the automatic conversion between cc's is not sufficient to capture all the capability of GPO but it helps to some extent.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    Jun, very moving, and gorgeous harmonies. I enjoyed it.

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    Excellent music Yun! I like it!

    Hey, I have had a look at you hompage and saw and listend to some of you Jazz music. Cool!

    If you as a jazzer are interested, I invite you to play a solo together to my JABB Session international.

    Look here:

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...0&postcount=51

    My best,

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Tranquillo for Strings

    Thank you, diligamus, for your comment!
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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