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Dimension Strings in alternative pop/folk context
Last post Fri, Jul 25 2014 by owenduff, 5 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Jul 22 2014 13:09
by owenduff
Joined on Mon, May 07 2007, Posts 8

Hi,

Just thought some of you might be interested to hear how I used Dimension Strings in my work - at the time I produced this only the cellos and violins were out, also I don't have VI Pro so this is done with the basic VI.

The song is called 'The Magic Mountain' and the strings come in first at around 1minute, then again at 1:50, and they sort of take over in the coda at the end. You can hear it at https://soundcloud.com/owenduff/the-magic-mountain

Hope you enjoy, would be interested in any feedback on the arrangment.

Owen

Posted on Tue, Jul 22 2014 14:09
by Dietz
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2002, Vienna / Europe, Posts 7293

That's a very coherent and wonderfully quirky song - congratulations, Owen. The overall production is really great, and I like the arrangement, too. My only criticism would concern the sound of the main vocals (from a technical POV, not the way they are performed). It's slightly harsh and a bit "small", especially in comparison to the fat, warm (and courageously compressed ;-) ...) playback. Some de-crackling (actually "de-smacking") and de-essing might help - if I'm allowed to say so. :-)

Kind regards,

/Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Jul 22 2014 14:12
by Dietz
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2002, Vienna / Europe, Posts 7293

PS: Dimension Strings fit the task perfectly. :-)

/Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Jul 22 2014 21:09
by Stephen Rees
Joined on Thu, Apr 02 2009, Posts 28

Loved everything about it.

Posted on Fri, Jul 25 2014 00:05
by owenduff
Joined on Mon, May 07 2007, Posts 8

Thanks for the responses, glad you liked the song Stephen... Thanks also for the constructive feedback Dietz, I do find mixing a good vocal sound challenging at times, this one does have quite heavy de essing already, maybe my compression skills are at fault, I do feel that's a sort of weak area for me, or possibly it's my micing technique. Anyway, thanks again for listening.

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