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    Carol of the bagpipers

    A traditional Sicilian Carol for Orchestra.

    Gary
    redone Oct 31...NOV 3

    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7019863&q=hi
    Last edited by garymosse; 10-31-2008 at 12:17 PM. Reason: redone audio

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    Re: Carol of the bagpipers

    Hi, Gary,

    I really enjoy the song and the arrangement. This is something I could listen to again and again.

    Also, the rendering is spot on. At first I thought it was a live recording (and you were breaking the rules of the GARRITAN listening room)

    However, there were a few sections toward the middle where you crescendo that I think you're getting some clipping. It sounds pretty ugly. I don't know what software you're using, but if it's a DAW, a brick wall limiter will help. I'd probably go, however, for a compressor so as to maintain more dynamics.

    Again, fantastic, beautiful arrangement.

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    Re: Carol of the bagpipers

    Thanks for listening, Rob.
    I'm using Finale '09.
    I turned down the mixer to about 50 and cut volume in half. I thought
    I had taken care of the short crescendo, but it didn't work.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse View Post
    A traditional Sicilian Carol for Orchestra.

    Gary


    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7019863&q=hi
    Interesting piece, Gary!

    When the flute comes in at 1:24 min into the piece it sounds almost like Gluck's "Spirits of the blessed souls"

    Wonderful initiative, just try to control the high volume, 3:05 min.

    I enjoyed this very much.

    Fred

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    Re: Carol of the bagpipers

    This is a beautiful arrangement and orchestrated very well. Finale '09 has really taken rendering to a much higher level. Now, it gives a remarkable sense of reality.

    Doesn't Finale '09 use the new aria engine? If so, I certainly cannot comment on the distortions occuring at around 3 minutes as I am only using '08 and the Kontakt player. What I do differently then you is to move the midi file from Finale over to a sequencer and work on balance and breathing there.

    Very good piece and very well done!!!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Rich

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    It sounds fantastic!. The orchestration is so vivid, there is something in the ambient effect that makes the performance sounds very natural. Maybe this sensation is losted in the strings, but the rest sounds superb with high realism!. I heard the distortion too in the 3:05, but i suppose that is easy to fix, isn´t it?.

    Victor

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    Gary

    Great overall job, but the distoron at 3.06-09 is still there.

    I am not a finale user so can't help.

    Ron
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    Re: Carol of the bagpipers

    Thanks for listening, Fred
    The few places this erupt reminds me of my first experience with a large ensemble in GPO. That was because I only had 1 gig of memory. I have 3 gig now. It happens when a large group within the Orchestra play together.
    Thanks for listening, Rich.
    I still use the same Kontakt player. I too thought that Aria would come with the '09, but it's not apparent to me where it is.

    Thanks for listening, Victor.
    Having the ambient in the latest 09 Finale still has me clueless as to how to use it. Previously, the best thing seemed to be to let it alone.

    Thanks for listening, Ron.
    SEE 1st comment above.

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    Re: Carol of the bagpipers

    It's a nice piece isn't it. You did a real good job on it.

    That darn distortion can pop up in a mix down before you notice it. Some of my older tunes distort with my iPod earbuds and then I can begin to hear it in the speaker a little also. It would be great if there was software that could eliminate it from a finished file.

    Again I enjoyed this.


    Phil

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    Hi Gary,

    This is a lovely job. It is a shame about the distortion. By the way, it is not limited to the 3:05 mark, there is distortion throughout the first three minutes, albeit more subtle than that louder portion.

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