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    Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    I've rendered "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" for the Steinway. I know, for the purists out there, this was written for the organ, so piano is a different animal. But here it is. Classic miking position, tuning A=415 (Baroque), Wendy Carlos' Circular Temperament, some reverb added. It's a biggie- 10MB

    ...and to be perfectly honest, I do not remember where the original MIDI source came from. This could definitely use some source tweaking in Sonar, Cubase, or your favorite sequencer...

    Hope you enjoy.
    http://drop.io/ksw120356

    Keith

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    That's quite a lot of notes, Keith; I admire your ambition
    in tackling this one... also good to see someone taking
    advantage of the many tunings available -- especially
    with Baroque-era compositions, it can make a very
    significant difference in how a piece is perceived; and
    Wendy Carlos' Circular was a good choice for this.

    Nice work on this Bach standard!

    My best,



    David
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    P.S.:
    Unless my ears deceive me, the sound quality on the
    "download" of the mp3 is much cleaner than their
    native player...?

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    P.S.:
    Unless my ears deceive me, the sound quality on the
    "download" of the mp3 is much cleaner than their
    native player...?
    I've never used drop.io before, but I would bet that they have a degraded version stored on their server to minimize their network bandwidth required.

    Keith

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    Keith, I'm going to chip in again here on sound. Looking
    at the mp3 just now -- that appears to be at 128 kb/s.

    Especially with the G.Steinway, I strongly (strongly!)
    suggest a minimum of 192 kb/s. It really does make a
    very significant and hearable difference!

    If you give that I try, I think you'll readily hear it, too.

    Best,



    David
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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Keith, I'm going to chip in again here on sound. Looking
    at the mp3 just now -- that appears to be at 128 kb/s.

    Especially with the G.Steinway, I strongly (strongly!)
    suggest a minimum of 192 kb/s. It really does make a
    very significant and hearable difference!

    If you give that I try, I think you'll readily hear it, too.

    Best,



    David

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    I reposted at 224 kb/s. Hopefully drop.io doesn't post-process back down to 128k.

    Keith

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    A few different interpretations on this than I have when I play it, particularly in regards to tempo (no way I could play the toccata at that speed) but I really enjoyed this. Purists be darned, it’s a great piece of music no matter how it’s done, and you did it very well on the Steinway.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    And why not on the piano? I've played it myself like that, and it works very well, especially with all that Steinway resonance!

    (It downloaded at 128Kbps again - at least when I downloaded it to play on my player. Oh well.)

    I really enjoyed listening to this - thanks for sharing it.
    Owen

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    Keith,

    This piece sounds great on organ, piano, orchestra, accordion you name it, lol. If you'd like, e-mail it (224 kbs version) to me and I'll upload it to my FTP space and provide a link. My email addy can be found on my profile.

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    Re: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Steinway

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx View Post
    Keith,

    This piece sounds great on organ, piano, orchestra, accordion you name it, lol. If you'd like, e-mail it (224 kbs version) to me and I'll upload it to my FTP space and provide a link. My email addy can be found on my profile.

    Bill
    I've moved over to Box.net (you get what you pay for!)

    This can now be heard at:

    http://www.box.net/shared/lkaomydsss

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