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    New Big Band stuff

    Hi,

    here are two new Big Band tests of my upcoming CHH Vol.2 Section Horns:
    http://www.wizardserver.de/forum/chh/Naked_Gun.mp3
    http://www.wizardserver.de/forum/chh/I_get_a_kick.mp3

    This is the most fun part in developing, when the samples are ready,
    all the articulations come together and meet clever programming
    and I find some time to play the first tests.

    The tracks above are to check, how the 17 instruments play together, thats:
    4 Trumpet, 3 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 2 Bariton Sax, 4 Trombones, 2 Bass Trombones.

    If you have any comments on what could be done better,
    let me know.
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass
    http://www.chrishein.net

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Wow Chris,
    this is really impressive. The musicians you recorded must have been top notch, as well as your programming.

    Hannes
    All your strings belong to me!
    www.strings-on-demand.com

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Very good sound Chris.

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Really cool charts, Chris. Love the sound. Billy May would be proud!
    Jerry
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    Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ.

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Chris,

    I am a former Trumpet player myself, and so it is kind of a double challenge for me to enjoy trumpet samples. But it occurs to me that could try to ask for what I am missing, and for me that is the variety of attacks.

    The programming and your recording techniques seems to cover most of what is expected, and it is able to do sforzando, and there is some effective legato going on, but what I don't hear is how the player would attack each note. So for instance, the first note of the trumpet riff would usually have a "Tah!" attack on the top. It is a hard accent coming from building up some air pressure with your tongue stopping the air from going into the mouthpiece, and then you suddenly take it out of the way. This is one of many attacks, but it is always the one I don't hear in sample libraries.

    Does this description sound clear, and do you think you could provide this kind of varied attack independent of the rest of the note? Some midi CC message to control, perhaps.

    I honestly hope this is helpful, and not just picking.

    Best,

    Mark

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Great.. now another awesome product I have to put on the list and buy..




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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Do you have a release date yet?
    Rich

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
    Really cool charts, Chris. Love the sound. Billy May would be proud!
    Hope he would like this one too:
    http://www.wizardserver.de/forum/chh...LoungeRoom.mp3

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark LaPierre View Post
    ...it occurs to me that could try to ask for what I am missing, and for me that is the variety of attacks....
    ...Does this description sound clear, and do you think you could provide this kind of varied attack independent of the rest of the note? Some midi CC message to control, perhaps.
    Mark,
    Thans for pointing that out, thats very helpfull.
    I'm thinking a lot in this direction.
    There are some different attack controls, I'm still working on it.
    How would you like different attacks to be controlled?
    Manually via CC?
    Automatically? but how should the instruments when you want which attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Barr View Post
    Do you have a release date yet?
    Rich,
    I hope I can finish working on the instruments until end of june,
    but new ideas are coming every day and need time to be programmed.
    So, hopefully August, but I'm getting more and more carefull with any promises.

    All the others, thanks for your nice words,

    Chris Hein
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass
    http://www.chrishein.net

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    Very good sound Chris.

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    Re: New Big Band stuff

    I guess since I'm not a programmer, I think that the way to control the attacks would be manually. As a starter, it might be interesting to experiment with one cc that just has a more or less pronounced "Tah" at the top of each note. And, since I'm getting to request- round robin for each attack to help with fast tongued phrases.

    Looking forward to seeing what you can do with this!

    Best,

    Mark

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