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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by Len911 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:11 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_maqam
Maqam scales in traditional Arabic music are microtonal, not based on a twelve-tone equal-tempered musical tuning system, as is the case in modern Western music.
Ron, I think the real issue isn't the scale, but the tuning. Your daw or sampler may have microtuning. Or Kontakt


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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:37 pm

Thanks Casey I appreciate the listen and the help.


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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:42 pm

Thanks LEN your probably right. This is probably horrible to say but, I feel I am spending to much time on this song. SO HERE GOES
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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by jnmorrison » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Not sure if it's been said already.
But your composition/performance isn't really the problem here - it's the authenticity of the instruments.
I think it's a cool little track, don't get me wrong - but this sounds like it's from a 90's video game set in the desert.
I feel like it lacks the "authenticity" that they were asking for.
If you were to strip this down and just use a simple hand drum rhythm and the reed flute/horn that comes in near the end (kind of like a "snake charmer's pipe"?) you'd be much closer to what they wanted.
IMHO

The whole thing, as it sits fits into "muzak" to my ears.
NOT a bad thing..but just not right for this listing.

Good luck with it! I hope I'm wrong!

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Re: Middle Eastern cue

Post by ronnie35 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:16 am

Thank Nick

Much appreciated. .
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