Old 06-24-2020, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Orion, made in reaper with Spitfire Albion One and EWSC

Hello all

My latest composition, made in Reaper, all midi project.
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- Spitfire Albion One
- East West Sound Cloud (brass and solo instruments being flute, clarinet, oboe, in the middle part)
- Sonatina (for the cymbal swells)

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Old 06-25-2020, 07:06 AM   #2
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i can feel the john williams influences. i think it's interesting. the samples sound a bit midi, but there is also kind of a synth vibe, which is pretty cool.
the composition is great btw
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i can feel the john williams influences. i think it's interesting. the samples sound a bit midi, but there is also kind of a synth vibe, which is pretty cool.
the composition is great btw
Thank you sir. Struggling to make it sound less midi, one little step at a time I guess.
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Thank you sir. Struggling to make it sound less midi, one little step at a time I guess.
one step at a time, indeed
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one step at a time, indeed
But it oh so feels like creeping one inch at a time though, but we'll keep going at it
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But it oh so feels like creeping one inch at a time though, but we'll keep going at it
yeah man. that's how it's done every time.
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Good stuff man! You have some great harmonies, especially toward the end of that middle section. I have a feeling that this would translate really well to a live orchestra.
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Good stuff man! You have some great harmonies, especially toward the end of that middle section. I have a feeling that this would translate really well to a live orchestra.
Thank you sir. I am currently actually making a score after getting a phone call from a local conductor here, for a woodwinds and brass orchestra. Quite the challenge
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Sounds good.
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Sounds good.
Thank you sir.
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I liked the contrasting middle section with its shorter, varying-instrument bits weaving in and out...

So you mention this is an all-MIDI project in Reaper. As in, no notation, basically? Pretty impressive for the size of the piece.

I have been scouring YouTube for composers who say they create w/o notation, and haven't found much to watch. I can easily see Reaper used for loop-based non-serious music is well suited, but orchestral... I'd like to see some demos from people who show how they do that.

Best luck w/ getting more recognition!
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So you mention this is an all-MIDI project in Reaper. As in, no notation, basically? Pretty impressive for the size of the piece.
Thank you. And yes, I don't use notation at all during the writing process. Why? I don't know. Am schooled classically, and know music theory and the likes. Also play different instruments. But for some reason I never use notation. I find it easier, and faster because you can immediately hear a result. Only problem is, I mix up composition and orchestration a whole lot, which usually leads to brain chaos.

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I have been scouring YouTube for composers who say they create w/o notation, and haven't found much to watch. I can easily see Reaper used for loop-based non-serious music is well suited, but orchestral... I'd like to see some demos from people who show how they do that.
You might want to check out, if you haven't already, Guy Michelmore: https://www.youtube.com/user/thinkspaceeducation

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Best luck w/ getting more recognition!
I'm a realist, not seeing that happen really. But, I do have the need to stay creative, hope I don't lose that.
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You might want to check out, if you haven't already, Guy Michelmore: https://www.youtube.com/user/thinkspaceeducation
Oh, yeah, I've looked at a few of his vids. Talk about a frantic person. I should give more of his content a 2nd chance.

Well, when yer up there accepting your Grammy, we hope you'll shout out to your Reaper forum buds...
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