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  • First Appassionata demo and a Piano Concerto

    Guy Bacos sent us a first version of an wonderful Appassionata demo.
    Guy plans to expand it, so there will a longer version available the next days.

    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=13&DemoId=4991

    Guy also did a virtuos concert piece for piano.
    In this demo also the new Appassionata Strings are used,
    for example at timecode 0:58 cellos are performing a lyrical melody.

    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=13&DemoId=4989


    thanks a lot Guy!
    Herb

  • Lovely.

    Has any processing has been applied, or are these the raw sounds?

  • The strings demo is good Guy, and a sensible choice for showing the Apassionata on their own, something i think many have asked for.

    But the piano piece is thoroughly delightful.
    What a wonderful sound!

    Well done.

    Regards,

    Alex.

  • Wow! The piano concert piece is one of your best and that's saying a lot!

    Best,
    Jay

  • Another nod on the piano concert piece - wonderful Guy. I am going to pick up this library but can you do some strings alone - by each section? I'd really would like to hear the tone of the cellos.

    Great job once again.

    Rob

  • outstanding work Guy.

  • Guy,

    Did you use lower velocities for this demo? If so, do the higher velocities have a bit more high end? It sounds a lot rounder than the other VSL libraries.

    Did you roll off or in any way adjust the highs? Perhaps you could comment on the making of this demo.

    Thanks,
    Jack


    edit: I'm referring to the strings only demo here.

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    @drew buchan said:

    Lovely.

    Has any processing has been applied, or are these the raw sounds?


    drew,

    These are the raw sounds aside from altiverb.

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    @Jack Weaver said:

    Guy,

    Did you use lower velocities for this demo? If so, do the higher velocities have a bit more high end? It sounds a lot rounder than the other VSL libraries.

    Did you roll off or in any way adjust the highs? Perhaps you could comment on the making of this demo.

    Thanks,
    Jack


    edit: I'm referring to the strings only demo here.



    The main core of the appa demo is the cellos, the velo varies between 20-90, the violin goes higher in the upper melody. I didn't change the eq.

  • What I found highly interesting aside from the richer sound is having leg and porta on the same patch, this makes it very convenient to go from leg to porta back to leg.

  • Guy - are you running on a 64 bit platform? I assume the 64 bit syncrosoft driver, etc?
    THANKS.

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    @Rob Elliott said:

    can you do some strings alone - by each section? I'd really would like to hear the tone of the cellos.


    Rob


    If you're nice.... [[;)]]

  • Guy

    Celli sound outstanding....

    People don't be shy in applying liberal amounts of H-Shelving @ 9 Khz (like 6 to 8 db) on strings of VSL in general (except on Con Sords)

    big boys do that all the time.....

    (I really like the string piece)

    yeah [;)]

    Vienna .....great celli

    SvK

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    @svonkampen said:

    Guy

    Celli sound outstanding....

    People don't be shy in applying liberal amounts of H-Shelving @ 9 Khz (like 6 to 8 db) on strings of VSL in general (except on Con Sords)

    big boys do that all the time.....

    (I really like the string piece)

    yeah [;)]

    Vienna .....great celli

    SvK



    For sure - really cuts through a mix.


    Guy - I am always nice!!!!!



    --I also love the Port and reg legato on the same patch (KS - A0/B0) Brilliant idea!!!!


    (just ordered mine)---Where is it, it is not here yet


    Rob [:'(]

  • your Piano concerto sound like a genetik manipulation of Liszt,Bhrams and Wagner
    having a party in the same SPA ! ooooo !

    ok just kidding...you use the piano on is best side...i mean..sharp,snappy and
    firework...but the pianissimo lack some presence..but again that piece show
    your skill as a pianist and composer and the orchestration sound beefy and juicy
    hum...wow !

    keep going..you got it !

    Mephisto [6]

  • Great job on both of these demo's guy - the Appa strings one is my favourite!

    I think this demo showcases the piano much better than the classical pieces I don't know why, I find this much more interesting to listen to than the moonlight or mozart - perhaps there is more freedom in your performance on original pieces?? I've said that before I know and not as a critisism... but the piano sounds brilliant here. This really is a great piano sound you know - quite astounding, I would go so far as to say, from my experience (and I havne't heard all possible sampled pianos out there) as a classical instrument, this is the best piano I've heard ever - and naturally true to it's intention it blends perfectly with the rest of the VSL library... cool! It really sounds like a recording but still has that studio gloss on the attacks as well and sits inside reverb perfectly - and there is a real depth in the image too which I think is coming from the piano not the reverb. So congrats Guy for the demo and VSL for the piano and instruments. The Appa strings are especially hollywood aren't they (in the best sense). Great!

    Miklos.

  • Thanks Miklos for your usual generous compliments, it's always a pleasure to hear positive feedback like that and I'll take it any day, even Sundays! [;)]

  • [:D]

  • Guy sent us the final version of his official Appassionata Strings demo.
    It's divided into three parts.
    First one is a slightly revised version of the previous April Farewell demo.
    Second part features a lot of different articulations, and the third part is based on clusters and random pizzicato effects.

    Sunset, Dream and Nightmare!
    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=12&DemoId=4991

    The second demo
    Anaheim Appassionatas
    http://vsl.co.at/Player2.aspx?Lang=13&DemoId=4992

    was our official demo at NAMM show, composed by Christian Kardeis.
    It features the Appassionata Strings with orchestral accompainement.
    This demo was featured at the show running live as midifile in Logic on one computer.

    Thanks a lot Guy and Christian!

  • that midifile would sure be interesting to see [:)]