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    Septet for Strings

    This is a septet for strings that comprises Kirk Hunter solo string samples and Dan Dean solo string samples: two violins, two violas, two cellos. The contrabass is from the KH library.

    Halloween String Septet

    I used these in GigaStudio (2.5) and ran it through an external reverb unit. It's pretty strident in parts.

    Give it a listen, if you will and let me know your thoughts.

    Marko

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    Hi Marko,

    i liked the composition. My ears hear too much bass (Cellos and Bass?) which seem to overpower the violins throughout the piece. I liked the violin runs which seemed to use up and down bows in clean execution. Which of Hunter's articulations did you use there?

    Always a pleasure to hear your work.

    best,
    tony h
    tony h
    Master Comp. P5 deluxe intel dual core, Windows XP Pro, 4G ram, HD's=OS Audio, two samples, Cubase 3/4 , GVI Kirk Hunter Concert strings, KH Concert brass, Emerald, Miroslav strings, brass, Quantum Leap brass. DAW and Master comp by pcaudiolabs- Slave Comp for VI only, Gigabyte Intel ,8G ram, ethernet, Windows Vista Ultimatex64, VI Ensemble,VI SE Appasionata strings.

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    Indeed it's a pleasure listening to your music, Marko!

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    Thanks Tony.

    It's a bit of a grungy mix. The KH violin samples is a combination spiccato-hard sustain--detache-expressive sustain patch controlled by the mod wheel. Yeah. That bass is a bit loud.

    Thanks Nhick.

    Thanks for checking this out.

    I did a string quartet version of this with EW XP close mic samples:

    Transylvania Sketch

    Marko

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    Oh yeah,That version is much clearer and your ideas are easier to follow. Glad you posted the second version.

    tony h
    tony h
    Master Comp. P5 deluxe intel dual core, Windows XP Pro, 4G ram, HD's=OS Audio, two samples, Cubase 3/4 , GVI Kirk Hunter Concert strings, KH Concert brass, Emerald, Miroslav strings, brass, Quantum Leap brass. DAW and Master comp by pcaudiolabs- Slave Comp for VI only, Gigabyte Intel ,8G ram, ethernet, Windows Vista Ultimatex64, VI Ensemble,VI SE Appasionata strings.

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    Perhaps you could use the best parts of both versions?

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    The bass requires more work

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    i think i like it Marko!!

    The composition is very original and the sound is very good. I agree that maybe a little bit of work on the bass would give this work even more light but i think it is fine as it it!

    Best,
    Roberto

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    Re: Septet for Strings

    Hi Marko,

    I think that I really like the raw sound that I'm getting from this piece, production wise! I mean, we are all SO used with clinically clean samples, and are annoyed by the smallest detail, but no ensemble would even come close to such a "clean" sound, so I'm really enjoying the more raw sound. This of course does not mean that you didn't not put effort on the production and manipulation of the strings, on the contrary!

    I like very much the semi-modal music here. I do find a bit of repetition above my taste, but I see clearly what's going on, so it's great! The odd accents towards the end by the violas (?) are great!

    In all it is a very enjoyable piece, which is also saved on my hard disk!

    You love your strings, don't you?

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