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    Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    I was working on this last night, and i had to share it. The piece isn't done, but its not the piece i'm really sharing, just the sounds i got with the Garritan Stradivari.

    There are lots of instruments in here, but the Strads stand out. The first part has the violin with a weird reverb and it gives the piece a wide open and ruminative feel. Then the second has 3 strads being played normally.

    Anyway, i thought it would be fun to share some of the "less classical" sounds we can get with very classical instruments. if anyone else has done weird stuff (and i'm sure you have) please feel free to share it in this post so we can all get some fun new ideas.

    Thanks.
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    Hi Keith, it sounds really good!. Is like new age combined with ethnic music, is like a travel to an ancestral and mythical world. The violin works great here and the other instrumenst too. You must to continue it. And thanks too for your comments about my first bossa, i´m pleased that you liked it. I don´t have yet "wierd stuff" but when i have one i´ll place it here, ok?.

    Victor

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    Re: Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    Keith

    Nice work on these. I wish I would have been able to have purchased the Strad and the Grof back when.

    But on the subject of getting some weird sounds, I went back and found an older piece of DDW's (Danny) that I believe is what you were asking for.

    Here it is

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=61060

    Check it out

    Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithjfuller View Post
    I was working on this last night, and i had to share it. The piece isn't done, but its not the piece i'm really sharing, just the sounds i got with the Garritan Stradivari.
    I am very much impressed by the unique idea of the use of Strad. An ear catching start of a tune and I wish to hear the completed piece.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
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    Re: Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    Hey this is very cool! Awesome. What sort of reverb did you put on the strings to get that echo?

    Would love to hear the completed work.

    Chris

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    Quite a sound picture - very evocative. You handle the sound with a very sure hand (and ear). Great work!
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    Re: Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    Keith:

    Very well done. Very interesting sounds. The Stradivari
    is such a marvelous piece of software and you have made
    it even more so with your "explorations in sound."

    Really like the rendering. Just great.


    BRAVO,

    Jack
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    Re: Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    Thanks everyone for listening and sharing comments.

    Victor - I appreciate you lending your ear for a couple of minutes - and by the way, your new piece is really good also. I do love bossa/jazz.

    Ron - Thanks for posting that link. I remember listening to it before, I'm always impressed with some of the sounds people get with classical instruments. We have all these wonderful tools, so why be afraid to use them every now and then?

    Jun Yamamoto
    - I'll be sure to let you know when its finished. I really like how its turning out, so when I have time I'll be sure to do more with it.

    Chris - What I used was a big/wide open reverb that has a pulsing echo with a slower attack. But how i got the sound was by bending the pitches at the start and usually the end. That way the echo plays it all at once, giving it a little dissonance. For example, the third chord at the start has an A and E in the voices, which i bend done slightly at points. Then the Strad bends to a D while the whistle stays between an F and F# so its sort of a D Maj/Minor Sus chord.

    rpearl - I'm glad you noticed that this is sort of going for a picture of some sorts. I wanted to try and capture the old Wild West. I tried to make the Strad echoes sound like horses and the echoey whistle some sort of eagle.

    Jack - Thanks for commenting on the rendering. I still have lots of work to do, but I'm really trying to focus on it. I realize that I'm not going to have this played with live instruments, so I'm trying my hardest to bring it to life myself.
    -Keith Fuller

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    Re: Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    Fascinating 'scape work, Keith! Though perhaps
    "soundscaping" would be an unapt description -- this
    is actually quite an interesting piece... wonderful
    energy to it, and firm direction and narrative feel.
    Almost a little two-part suite; with the latter postlude
    a perfect conclusionary statement.

    This sounds like very fertile ground for you -- I do
    hope you'll continue further with this avenue!

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Soundscaping with the Strad(s)

    Good job!

    I too would like to hear this in finished form.

    Rob

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