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  • My first post. Special Edition demo.

    Hello,

    It is my first post here!

    I thought i should post a piece and say hi to everyone. [:)]

    Last week i had a chance to compose a piece by using only Special Edition, here it is:

    Adventures in the Lost World

    And there is another one, called "The Labyrinth", that has been posted on Special Edition demo's page:

    Special Edition demo's page

    Glad to be here, and i hope to learn from all you guys! [:)]

    Best,

    Jacques

    www.jacquesmathias.com


  • I just realized i have posted at the wrong forum's section. Please fell free to move it.

    Sorry,

    Jacques.


  • Jacques: Your piece "The Labyrinth" is the greatest demo of the Special Edition available, in fact when i heard it last year i was inmediately convinced to buy the SE. Great work.

    P.S: I have listened to your demos for the Broadway Big Band too, you have both great arranging/composing skills as well as excellent programming chops. Well done buddy.


  • Wow, the new piece is great! congratulations. Can you tell us about your working "method", which reverb you used, eq, etc?. Congrats again.


  • Great job! Very nice.


  •  Jacques,

    Evocative title and evocative music. I want to got the Lost World. Very well done!

    Mahlon


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    @Guy said:

    Great job! Very nice.

    Thanks Guy! Love your work, BTW! [;)]


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    @Mahlon said:

     Jacques,

    Evocative title and evocative music. I want to got the Lost World. Very well done!

    Mahlon

    Thanks Mallon! I couldn't resist. I always wanted to have a composition with Lost World in it! [:D]


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    @felliniflex said:

    Jacques: Your piece "The Labyrinth" is the greatest demo of the Special Edition available, in fact when i heard it last year i was inmediately convinced to buy the SE. Great work.

    P.S: I have listened to your demos for the Broadway Big Band too, you have both great arranging/composing skills as well as excellent programming chops. Well done buddy.

    Hey felliniflex! 

    Thanks for the nice words! I am happy to know you decided to buy when you listened to it, last year!

    These are my first attempts by only using VSL, glad you like!

    Cheers!


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    @felliniflex said:

    Wow, the new piece is great! congratulations. Can you tell us about your working "method", which reverb you used, eq, etc?. Congrats again.

    Thanks again.

    Like i said before. These are my initial attempts with VSL. I love using VSL, and the possibility of thinking more in the way i use to think when i am dealing with real players. I was about to compose some other demos last year, but got some personal issues that avoided me. Now, i am back. More to come...[:)]

    To be honest, in The Labyrinth, i didn't use any convolution reverb. It was only Easy Verb from PSPaudioware. I have built Early reflections by using its "ambience" algorithm , and applied tail reverb with the "Hall" algorithm. Just that. All the EQ process was handled by PSP plugins, again. 

    "Adventures in the Lost World" was different. I have used REVerence, since i had just got Cubase 5 when mixing it. I didn't try composing anything very different, just wanted it to be cool. 

    Really happy you like! 

     


  • The Adventures piece is really good. Great sound too!

    Probably the best Special Edition demo  I've heard so far!


  • LazyPeon,

    Thanks for posting!

    I didn't try anything pretty complex with this piece. Instead it is built upon some "Hollywood" usual cliches, well at least it is what i've tried.

    However, there are some passages ( the repeated notes as an example ), that would sound a lot better if i had more articulations.

    If you create a serie of staccato notes - in cresc - the staccato patches will give you enough. But if your attempt is "repetead notes at the same velocity/intensity", two versions of the staccato per velocity isn't enough. But, by using Sfz and Stacatto samples - woodwinds - you can add variation. With strings it is a bit more easier, since you have more articulation to chose from, when repeating the same note, quickly.

    Anyway, i am happy you guys think it is good for Special Edition [;)]

    Thanks.


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