PS: That first MP3 clip is my favorite theme on the whole CD... AND the CD for the first LOTR. Someone ought to do a sample demo using that piece.. it\'s magnificent. But I prefer the version Howard did for the LOTR:TT TV trailer. The strings stand out a lot more. Did anyone else notice that?
That sound is a combination of completely opening the throat, dropping the jaw, and allowing the valves to change the notes with less embrochure movement than normal, since the notes are in close proximity. The articulated notes are by tonguing with \"tHa\" instead of \"Tha\" for that big, majestic sound (i.e. considerably less tongue and more air). I have yet to hear any library record this and don\'t believe QLSO or VSL have this particular sound. Add one more for the wishful thinking on wind libraries -- \'Maestoso Tonguing\' (or at least that\'s what my private teachers called it [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] ).
There is no vibrato except for the first long note (where you clearly hear the string arpeggios), and even then it\'s toward the end and very minute. Any vibrato heard is just due to the player more than likely trying to change the pitch by using valve+embrochure, like normal, rather than letting the valve and airflow alone dictate the notes, as well as the natural tendency to correct the intonation when it starts to fluctuate.
Hey Sam, Well...For the percussion hits...i don´t know exactly what instrument use...i think it´s not an ordinaire gong..i think seems like a metallic barrel punched and postprocessed. try to find some metallic staff crashes.if u have some mics...try to rec some percussion metallic hits..and try to combine it to achieve something similar.