Old 12-09-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default Music & Video: La Recette de La Semaine by Enny Harlan

Hi everyone !


Enny Harlan, a good friend of mine, beat maker and multi-instrumentalist, just launched its YouTube channel,
and has for project to release one video clip per week !
The concept is to mix music styles and instruments (aka ingredients) to make a good recipe :P ("The Recipe of the Week"). Always with humor !



All the music composition, editing and mixing is made on REAPER,
He do all this by himself, including video editing,
And since the second video, I personnaly do the video shooting :P



Only three videos for now but the third one (just released) is already a step higher in our production quality !

This week, he mixed Kora tradititionnal music instrument and orchestral composition. Here is the result:



EDIT: Other videos in posts below :P


And the 4rth one should be even beter :P



Thanks for your support !

(note: he is also the music composer and one of main actor of my Alien 2347 audio fiction project, made on REAPER, of course )

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Old 12-10-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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Wow. What a talent, and and actor on top! He gives off that "cool guy to know" vibe.
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:35 PM   #3
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He gives off that "cool guy to know" vibe.
He definitely has it :P Maybe I'll convince him to join the forum at some point ^^



Thanks again for your positive feedback !
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Wow, this is great all around X-Raym, I love it. Performance, video, and mix are all top notch.

Good job.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:58 AM   #5
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@Tod
Many thanks for your comments
And very glad you like it under all these considerations ! We are still experimenting on the video side, I think we have some room for improvements there. Very stimulating !



See you next week for the future video then :P
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Old 12-12-2019, 03:00 PM   #6
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You say you can improve on the video, but this one is just great. Very engaging - maybe the only video I've ever watched that I wish had been longer.

This guy Enny is not just talented, but he looks like he's having a great time too.

I know it's some type of traditional instrument, but near the end it looks like he's playing a pumpkin. What is that thing?
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@Stinger
Thx for the feedback ! I'm pretty sure Enny will love it :P


Oh yes, he do has great time (and so do I, cause it is funny to film) ! It is the main motivation behind this project, just having fun with lots of instruments :P


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it looks like he's playing a pumpkin. What is that thing?

Almost ! The instrument is called a Kora, and it is a traditional sub saharian african instrument, and it is made from a fruit ! (I think called Calabash in english)
It's quite tricky to play cause the notes are opposed from (C E G etc on a side for left hand, D, F, A for the other..), but it has this kind of harp like sound which is pretty nice. Also, this one has built-in microphone so it has a great sound in recordings.
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woah!! That was very impressive.. Your friend is extremely talented!
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X-Raym

Totally enjoyable experience.

Extremely nice arrangement and I like the use of the exotic instruments.

Your video was nicely put together, I can see all the hard work that you have done.
You could use a bit of image stabilisation on a couple of shots but the edit and camerawork were very good.

Lovely all around production for both music and visuals.

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@HugoRibeiroDotCom
Indeed he is :P Thx for your support !



@Sambo Rouge
Thanks for this sincere and open review
Be sure Enny will love it as well !


For the stabilization in the Kora video, we had a Ronin, but honestly, it is not my thing, I feel very limited in the movement I can perform, and it is surprisingly heavy.



I will have another gimble in the next video. (not the one below, but the next one).



@All
Enny just released a new video !


This time, the kazoo is the main idea... A very funny little instrument, usually used in cartoon and children music :P






No forest this, time, we visited a studio which just open in my own small town. A way to support local activities :P


Less epic, but I hope you will like it as well !
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Excellent!
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:08 PM   #13
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@XITE-1/4LIVE
We didnt plan to stop anytime soon :P


@karbomusic
Thx!

@all
Enny Harlan just came back from Cameroon, and we decided to make a christmas video + song by mixing X-mas style song and Afro-Beat :P All that in one day !


Here is our present for you :P




Happy hollydays !
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No forest this, time, we visited a studio which just open in my own small town. A way to support local activities :P


Less epic, but I hope you will like it as well !
I don't see anything less epic, players and performance are top notch, and I don't care what you say about the video, it's REAL!
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Excellent musician, there's a lot of 'joi de vivre' in the compositions and performances which is captured very well in the videos, congrats.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:32 AM   #16
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Hi Raymond.

Really nice job. And the guy is a show man.

Which soft do you use for editing video, Reaper too ?

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@Tod
Thanks so much for your empowering comment ! I don't know when the next video will come out but we will do our best to make it at least as good as the previous ones :P


@morgon
Very glad you like it, thansk for the feeback !

@Jeranx
Thx !!


We use DaVinci Resolve (free) for video Editing. Because it is cool and (free), though not as advanced on titling than Premiere Pro for eg, but it has other advantages (especially in color correction).



I made a nice script to convert REAPER tempo grid/markers/regions to DaVinci Resolve Marker so we can quickly edit while being tempo synced (by taking advantage of snap to markers features).



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We use DaVinci Resolve (free) for video Editing. Because it is cool and (free), though not as advanced on titling than Premiere Pro for eg, but it has other advantages (especially in color correction).
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I use it too for my little works. Great thing for a free thing. The first I've ever use so I can't compare but even in titling, you have a good amount of options.

Bye

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Old 01-20-2020, 12:02 PM   #19
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Hi ! It's been a while :!


So we took a little break but we are coming back with quite few ideas, musically and visually speaking,



Here is our first video clip of 2020 :





I hope you will enjoy it :P


Cheers !
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Here is our first video clip of 2020 :
Another good one X-Raym.. Timing and performance are great, especially for a one-man-band.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:08 PM   #21
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Sounds Cuban. Too good for this forum. Go somewhere else.
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@Tod
Many thanks your friendly feedback

Indeed, timing is key in music, video editing, playback... and humor :P




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Too good for this forum. Go somewhere else.

I take than as (original) compliment :P
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Wow! Don't know how I missed this first time around but WOW! Excellent video and excellent audio! What a talent!
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:21 PM   #24
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Ok, my previous comment was on the first video. Now I see there are more videos and all I can say is WOW! Seriously talented dude.
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