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Nocturn for Strings



 Genre: Classical

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This was an improvised orchestral work. Originally played in on an ESQ-1 using a stereo string sound and sequenced with Vision. I reorchestrated it using a Kurzweil PX1000+ and an Emu Proteus 2XR. The version here was a recent revision using Reason 2.5 rewired to Opcode Vision 4.5.1. Some additional mastering was performed on the final audio.
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Uploaded: Jul 13, 2005 - 05:50:24 PM
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2005 - 04:52:15 PM Last Played: Jan 26, 2018 - 01:15:33 PM
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Ensoniq ESQ 1
Kurzweil PX1000+
Emu Proteus 2XR

This version:
Powerbook G3 500 (Pismo)
Opcode Vision 2.x, 4.5.1
Reason 2.5 (rewired)
various mastering plugins
Brett Lee said 5180 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Reason is not the app for you
I really enjoyed this peice on an artistic level. But this type
of music cannot be expressed well through Reason. This
sounded like a beefed up MIDI file, just because there are
limited options for expression in an app like reason. The
strings were very dry sounding.

I do love the musical aspects of this piece, and I feel you
are very talented. but if you are going to do a classical
sounding piece in Reason, drop the sampled strings and
stick with piano where expression is less important and
easier to accomplish.

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Bubowski said 5180 days ago (July 14th, 2005)
Reason is not the app for you
Thanks for the commentary. I agree; the orchestral samples in Reason are not very expressive and the woodwind sounds are definitely a thud. I'm in the process of reworking this with GPO so I should get better results. The initial version from my h/w boxes actually had better transparency...especially the woodwinds from the Proteus (which still has dynamite woodwind sounds.)
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said 5179 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
The structure works well, but the sound space created has
to "breath" more. In my own research of orchestral sonic
space, I came up with the "hall" ambience (depending
upon how large of a room it is, or how big the ensemble
will be), their volume comparisons, but mostly their
position in the panning accross the stage of instrument
sections. May I suggest developing this into several
themes, and then recapitulating... and even overlapping
said 4222 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Nocturn for Strings
Rendering wise, this is not really that bad at all. In fact, the sonics of the file kind of fit nicely into the mood and tone of the piece. The music is kind of 'white' and neutral, and so too is the rendering. I think it works. Musicwise, I like what you are doing here quite a bit. It's a brave thing to make long chords hold the listener's interest, but because you use such lovely spacings and orchestration, my interest was kept throughout. I think this is a success!
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Classically trained composer and orchestrator. Been doing sound design and synthesis for a long time. Enjoying the incredible power of computers and samples, but it's great just to sit down with a guitar or analog synth and just play too. Graham ... [see more]

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