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Nocturn for Strings (remix)



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A remix of the previously posted Nocturn for Strings. The previous version was a remix using Reason 2.5...this version uses the same MIDI data (originally recorded with an ESQ-1 and Opcode Vision) but is remixed in Logic Express using Jampack 4, EXSP Samples and Garritan Personal Orchestra.
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Uploaded: Apr 13, 2006 - 10:39:14 PM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2006 - 04:23:40 PM Last Played: Nov 13, 2018 - 12:03:01 AM
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Logic Express 7.1.1
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Garritan Personal Orchestra
kristyjo said 4908 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
Very angular opening
The voicings are good. It stays in that 'absent third' state a little more
than I'm personally comfortable with. I kept singing the third harmony
voice that was left out. A little more twiddling with dynamics on entrances
(stronger) and held notes (fade away more quickly) would bring in some
contrast and let the listener know where attention should be directed.
Right now it's high and low voices, a middle voice would warm it up. Good
strong melodic line that's consistent through the piece. Good album art
that conveys the same strength.
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Bubowski said 4908 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
Very angular opening
Not sure what you mean by "angular" but I do agree about the phrase shaping. The held chords definitely could use a bit of dynamic movement to help the melody. If I only had more than 15-20 minutes at a time to work on stuff :-(. Anyway, thanks for listening and commenting.
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atonalis said 4881 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
Very angular opening
"absent third"? is he/she not listening?
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Andronis said 4908 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
Those Strings
This reminds me of why I try not to use Garritan Personal Orchestra or the MacJams strings. Their strings have such a synthesized hollow sound and fail to convey the integrity and spirit of your actual music which is actually very nice once I overlook the strings. I might've liked a more obvious melodic line, but that's just me being picky, probably. This'd probably make incidental music for a movie.
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thetiler said 4907 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
like the pic
and how it goes with the music. Soothing, imotional, like the fact you
have put the software programs to good use here, both of them. Reaching
out with extra musical coloration etc.

Thanks for sharing
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Ed Hannifin said 4907 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
You nicely matched the picture...
...with the piece... 'Reflective' is the word that comes to mind, and the
photo conveys that...

I am totally unschooled in classical form, and I am totaly unfamiliar
with the contents of the various instrument sources described. This
sounds good on my speakers...The only lacking thing is that some of
your pieces, Graham, make me sit up and take notice just BECAUSE of
the amazing sound of the instruments, and this doesn't hit like that.

I am always envious of your sense of melody, harmony and timbre.

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composerclark said 4883 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
I like the sparse texture. My only suggestions are to consider varying the
texture a little more (thinner in places, thicker in places), and consider a
section using just the lower register; it would seem to suit the dark mood
you have established.

I initially had trouble getting past the wobbly Garritan strings sound too,
so I listened to the track a few times and just focussed on the lines, which
did the trick.

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atonalis said 4881 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
.....melancholic and lush..... the orchestral elements sound quite nice...... you have a lovely sence of harmonic structure.... very lush, suspended aolean......... beautiful. i must fav you now.
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said 4223 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Nocturn for Strings (remix)
Yes, this sounds sonically better. Better samples bring the music to life. The music itself is quite lovely--and I am digging the chords and their progressions most. You are quite deft with spacings. If I could offer any advice, I'd suggest a wider dynamic range in this piece--make your lows(quiets) and highs(louds) bigger and smaller. Even in a piece like this which is mostly tenuto and mezzo, a wider dynamic profile may add to the overall impact?! Enjoyed the listen!
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