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    Views From an Ethereal II

    Alrighty, for those of you who remember my "An Introduction to the Desert" post, this is a continuation of that. As I said previously, this song follows a style (mind set?) of one of my previous songs, Views From an Ethereal (hence the title of the new one )

    The idea is that the music is supposed to portray some scenes viewed by this...insubstantial thing.

    So far, it is incomplete, and I cut it off rather abruptly since I've written more, but can't decide if it's worth keeping

    Here is the scene progression as it is now

    A Desert in the late evening
    A skirmish in the shrubs
    The sands under the clear sky

    Thanks for listening!

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    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7446576&q=hi
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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    Hi Michael, The overall volume this was recorded at is still real low, and that's really a shame as this is good stuff. Is there anything I can do to help you get this worked out? I could boost the wav file for you if you want, or try to steer you through doing it.
    The percussion work on this is great. But I have to turn it up until my system noise level starts being too audible. John

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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    Hey bigears, thanks for your comment! Glad you liked the percussion work in this, I tried to make it pretty prominent (especially in the 2nd part). After looking at audacity for a few minutes, i figured out how to make the file a bit louder, and I've updated the song, so it should be a bit easier to hear now, thanks

    Edit: Okay, so i thought I made it louder, perhaps a bit of help could be used
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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    Michael

    In audacity do a select all. Under effect, ckick on amplify. Then click okay. If you have a lot of high peaks, then that still may not be enough amplification. At that point, I first try to just slide the control higher and clip on allow clipping. If I get distortion, then I have to play with the file in Sonar to lower those peaks and do the same thing again.

    Nice piece, but I had to turn up the volume a lot.

    Ron
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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    Hey Michael, If you open up Audacity, click on "project", and then "import audio". Once you have your wav file there, go to "edit>select all" and then go to "effects" and either select "amplify" or "normalize". I think the difference is that amplify raises the level to 0dB and normalize raises it to -3dB. Your file probably need to be raised to 0dB (amplify). Then just click on "OK" and once it's processed the file, then you can convert to a mp3 by going to "file" and selecting "export as mp3" and you should be all set. John

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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    Ah, thanks for the help guys! I believe I've actually done it

    The more audible file has now been uploaded in place of the original.
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    That is very nice Michael. It has a great feel to it.
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    Re: Views From an Ethereal II

    I'm sure glad I caught this intriguing piece, sanyarem. Full of effective changes of mood and it's consistently very interesting. Your scenario for it is a bit mystifying - I'll stay tuned to hear more.

    I've read the thread - Obviously you fixed the volume issue, because just now I had to turn my computer's potential volume Down!

    Thanks much for this.

    Randy

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