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Re: SAD, PIANO-Based INSTRUMENTALS

Post by Muledog » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:32 pm

ttully wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Hi Thomas,

Well..its sure sad!

Is there some string instrument holding a constant legato note thorough the entire piece...or is is some weird resonance.
If it is a string instrument.... it seems a bit fake from the extremely long note.
If it is a viola or something...maybe you can stop and start it and or have it play a few different notes....i'm not sure.

But besides that..It is good.

Again...my 2 cents worth,
Tim
Hi Tim,

Great catch! I took out all but a couple of places of the drone and it sounds a lot cleaner. That was a blending patch from Garritan Instant Orchestra. Thanks for the insight! I've got the new version up now and will submit that soon.

Thanks again!
Thomas Leary

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Re: SAD, PIANO-Based INSTRUMENTALS

Post by LongBlackNight » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 pm

Again, I like it and think it answers the listing very nicely.

It sounds like it takes inspiration from Crying Alone, which, the more I listen to it, the more I think is a beautiful piece. No faulting your song there--just the opposite. I notice you've turned the reverb up (relative to Empty Hours and, to a lesser extent, The Sorrow).

I'm working on this listing as well. Nearly sick of it, truthfully. Glad it's due tomorrow!

Good luck!

P.S. Technical question to Thomas or anyone who's in the know. There's a certain "glow" to Crying Alone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMvCfm_AjYo) that sounds like reverb, but isn't quite. It can also be heard in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ6dnTadeyY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZyD7h9WRZM. Certainly, reverb has something to do with it, but I am unable to capture it with reverb. At some point, regardless of type, decay time, and amount, the sound just gets muddy.

I'm thinking this glow has to do with some very low level constant noise within the hall or room, and not so much with the sound source. Does anyone have some light to shed here, either from a practical or technical vantage? Thnx, -jp

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Re: SAD, PIANO-Based INSTRUMENTALS

Post by Muledog » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 pm

LongBlackNight wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Again, I like it and think it answers the listing very nicely.

It sounds like it takes inspiration from Crying Alone, which, the more I listen to it, the more I think is a beautiful piece. No faulting your song there--just the opposite. I notice you've turned the reverb up (relative to Empty Hours and, to a lesser extent, The Sorrow).

I'm working on this listing as well. Nearly sick of it, truthfully. Glad it's due tomorrow!

Good luck!

P.S. Technical question to Thomas or anyone who's in the know. There's a certain "glow" to Crying Alone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMvCfm_AjYo) that sounds like reverb, but isn't quite. It can also be heard in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ6dnTadeyY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZyD7h9WRZM. Certainly, reverb has something to do with it, but I am unable to capture it with reverb. At some point, regardless of type, decay time, and amount, the sound just gets muddy.

I'm thinking this glow has to do with some very low level constant noise within the hall or room, and not so much with the sound source. Does anyone have some light to shed here, either from a practical or technical vantage? Thnx, -jp
Hi JP,

Thanks again! The sound I was trying for was to have the left hand of the piano to fill the whole space of the recording by keeping the left hand on a separate track with different settings. The only way I could get anyway near the effect you're talking about is boost the low EQ of the left hand section of the piano in conjunction with Waves Abbey Road Plates reverb but then it starts to break up a bit at the top volume level. There must be a way to do it in the EQ in the mix or with plugins but it is pretty sophisticated and above my skill level for now. I did the best I could. Next time I'll try ReBass plugin to see what that does. I'm liking the Waves renaissance plugins the more I use them.

Good luck with your submission on this one!

Thanks,
Thomas
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