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Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby kingfreeze » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:22 pm

A quick composition using world instruments. I wanted to use the Appalachian instruments, as is in this example. zither, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, concert accordion, banjole, fiddle, washtub bass, washboard, and harmonica. My favorite sounds are the banjole, accordion, harmonica (though it is monophonic). The mandolin sounds a little funny, but I might not be using it right. The software performed really good playing 16th notes at 155 BPM. Right at about :58 sec. About as gahilky as I kin do it !
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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby rbowser » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:16 pm

BIG round of applause, Kingfreeze - That is just great- Really good work with each instrument.

One major mixing note - I think this came up before on one of your music threads?-- the instruments are panned too far apart. It makes them sound like they're playing from two different rooms. If you just picture that group of musicians and how they'd be spread out on a stage, and then adjust for the best recording sound - you'd be better off. Get that bass to the center for a start, then move all the instruments closer together instead of having 60 feet between them. But don't have any two in exactly the same spot - give them room, just not a whole football field. Hard L or R only works for rare special effects. Listening on monitors is necessary so you'll hear what it really sounds like.

Nice track though!

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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby kingfreeze » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:56 pm

thanks Randy. I did notice the wide panning on playback. Largely, I haven't used panning that much . This mix is what the software chose. I managed on this to do what michael b suggested, import into audacity and "normalized" the file, and was exported as an mp3. another new thing was batch selecting bars and articulating en mass. Previously I have been articulating each character. very exciting stuff, thanks.
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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby sica203 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:19 pm

Wow kingfreeze,
Looks like you had fun putting it together cause, it sure put a big smile on my face on the 2nd beat. :D You had me playing it back several times. Excellent work. Re-upload with the correct panning, if it's not too much trouble, it put me in a good spirit. :D

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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby gogreen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:29 am

Thanks for making me smile this morning. Loads of fun!

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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby Caithlynn » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:59 am

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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby kingfreeze » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Thanks all for your listening and comments. I have been working through issues involving finale and garritan for awhile, and Randys comment about panning has been on my list of things to do. Testing just now, I put the washboard at 12 o'clock, and the bass at 11:30, with the banjo at 11 and the banjole at about 1 o'clock. I saved the file, and the playback reverts back to what it wants to do, which is pans the bass far right, and the washboard left. I don't know why, but I'll look at it later. best of luck.
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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby kingfreeze » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:08 pm

yeah, I tried again, I left the aria player open and made sure when the file was exported the washboard was at 12 oclock and the bass was standing directly to the right. I watched the panning knobs the whole time and they stayed there through the export process and then played back with the washboard panned all the way to my left. Hmmm, will read about this, thanks.
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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby rbowser » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:09 pm

kingfreeze wrote:...Testing just now...the playback reverts back to what it wants to do...I don't know why...

The host program, Finale in this case, controls panning and volume. You need to go to Finale's mixer, and use the pan controls that are there on the channel strips. You'll see that they take over controlling ARIA's knobs.

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Re: Emerald Valley Breakdown

Postby kingfreeze » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:24 pm

har har, you beat me to it. thanks randy, I just realized this. ho hum
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