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Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by ttully » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:46 am

Hello Everyone,

I have recorded many many orchestral tracks for Television...Usually big action pieces.

About 8 months ago I recorded a more mellow orchestral track for a show.
It is below....called Wonderful Splendor.

Let's test your ears......which instruments are REAL and which are MIDI?

Here are the choices...

1 The 1st violin intro that also plays thru the entire piece
2 The piano that comes in at about :03 and plays thru the entire piece
3 The 2nd legato violin that also comes in at :03 and plays thru the entire piece
4 the 2nd staccato violins that come in at :17 and play thru the entire piece
5 The legato cellos and double basses that come in at :39
6 The legato cellos that come in at 1:00
7 The glissando harp that comes in at 1:27


Just put the number and M for midi and R for real
Like this....
1M
2M
3R
4M
etc..

Just remember...you will be highly criticized in public for your wrong answers!!!! ha!!!!




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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by MBantle » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:27 pm

ttully wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:46 am
Hello Everyone,

I have recorded many many orchestral tracks for Television...Usually big action pieces.

About 8 months ago I recorded a more mellow orchestral track for a show.
It is below....called Wonderful Splendor.

Let's test your ears......which instruments are REAL and which are MIDI?

Here are the choices...

1 The 1st violin intro that also plays thru the entire piece
2 The piano that comes in at about :03 and plays thru the entire piece
3 The 2nd legato violin that also comes in at :03 and plays thru the entire piece
4 the 2nd staccato violins that come in at :17 and play thru the entire piece
5 The legato cellos and double basses that come in at :39
6 The legato cellos that come in at 1:00
7 The glissando harp that comes in at 1:27


Just put the number and M for midi and R for real
Like this....
1M
2M
3R
4M
etc..

Just remember...you will be highly criticized in public for your wrong answers!!!! ha!!!!




Tim
Hmmm. I would say the solo strings in 1:57 sounds pretty real but the rest I'm not sure. To my ears the attacks of some of the strings tend to be a bit inconsistent and volatile and this may either be due to different live recordings/overdubs mixed together with too little compression (probably with good intentions as it is a classical piece) but that makes it difficult to say whether it is live or programmed to sound live. Anyway, I would say the attacks make it sound less realistic than the piece could be and I would try mild compression. My five cents...
Really curious what the correct answers are!
Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by ttully » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:38 pm

Well Matt,

You are going to receive an F.
Not because you were wrong.... but because you did not follow the guidelines and answer the questions.
You will have to stay after class.....

NEXT!!!!


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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by MBantle » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:42 pm

ttully wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Well Matt,

You are going to receive an F.
Not because you were wrong.... but because you did not follow the guidelines and answer the questions.
You will have to stay after class.....

NEXT!!!!


Tim
I always had to stay after class... that will never change I guess :D
Cheers,
Matt

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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by andygabrys » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:43 pm

1 The 1st violin intro that also plays thru the entire piece - R
2 The piano that comes in at about :03 and plays thru the entire piece - M
3 The 2nd legato violin that also comes in at :03 and plays thru the entire piece - R
4 the 2nd staccato violins that come in at :17 and play thru the entire piece - R
5 The legato cellos and double basses that come in at :39 - M
6 The legato cellos that come in at 1:00 - M
7 The glissando harp that comes in at 1:27 - M

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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by ttully » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:51 pm

Ohhh Andy,


You got at least 1 right...that's all I'm gonna say!!! for now!!!

remember... It could all be midi....or all real too....

Tim

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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by andygabrys » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:11 pm

Hahaha.

I have some other comments but I’ll hold them in reserve.

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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by CTWF » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:25 pm

1R (1st violin R)
2R (piano R)
Rest M
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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by ttully » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:52 pm

Hey Tom,

i would fly all the way out to Germany and give you what for......But luckily for you .... the President says I cant!!!!

I will say also that you got at least 1 correct too!
But I'm not saying which is right and which you got wrong....

You now owe me 10 euros!!!! ha!!!


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Re: Is it Live or is it Memorex

Post by CTWF » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:34 pm

ttully wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:52 pm
i would fly all the way out to Germany and give you what for......But luckily for you .... the President says I cant!!!!
Keep in mind, the president did not say that >> I << could not come over anytime!

*cough* *cough*
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