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JS Bach Organ Chorale (BWV 727) - Arr. Strings and Organ
Last post Mon, Feb 11 2019 by teclark7, 3 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Feb 09 2019 00:58
by teclark7
Joined on Thu, Feb 23 2017, Posts 2

Here is an arrangement I did of JS Bach's Organ Chorale (BWV 727) for strings and organ.

Soundcloud - JS Bach Organ Chorale (BWV 727)

All feedback appreciated.

I am particularly interested on feedback on the mix as I mix exclusively on headphones (ATH-M50x). Any tips on how to mix on headphones from experienced members would be great. At the moment I use TB Morphit to correct my headphones and MagicAB for checking against references. I am also trying iZotope Tonal Balance Control and ISOL8 to get tonal balance right.

For those interested, I used all VSL instruments: VSL Chamber Strings Full, VSL Synchron-ized Appassionata Strings and VSL SE Organ, with VIR MIR Pro 24 (Vienna ORF Grossersendesaal). Other plugins include Waves SSL and Relab's VSR S24.

Posted on Mon, Feb 11 2019 10:11
by jasensmith
Joined on Tue, Jan 15 2008, Arizona, Posts 1423

Not too shabby. 

Are you maintaining a single tempo throughout the entire piece because it does sound a bit mechanical to my ears.  Even if a piece is written in one constant tempo players will speed up and slow down slightly here and there.  The key word here being "slightly" so not too much tempo variation to the point it draws attetniont to itself.  They'll especially slow down a little bit at the end of phrases.

Also are you using a high pass filter on this?  It sounds kind of thin to me for some reason like the upper mids are coming out too much but I was listening in my car while driving  so maybe it was my listening environment.


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Posted on Mon, Feb 11 2019 11:09
by teclark7
Joined on Thu, Feb 23 2017, Posts 2

Originally Posted by: jasensmith Go to Quoted Post

Not too shabby. 

Are you maintaining a single tempo throughout the entire piece because it does sound a bit mechanical to my ears.  Even if a piece is written in one constant tempo players will speed up and slow down slightly here and there.  The key word here being "slightly" so not too much tempo variation to the point it draws attetniont to itself.  They'll especially slow down a little bit at the end of phrases.

Also are you using a high pass filter on this?  It sounds kind of thin to me for some reason like the upper mids are coming out too much but I was listening in my car while driving  so maybe it was my listening environment.

 

Thanks for the feedback. I am starting out so I appreciate the honesty.

I have a tempo map which varies the tempo constantly but I think what you are saying is that it is not dynamic enough particularly within the phrases. I will definitely take that on board.

Yes, I was worried the upper mids seem too much. I tried a bit of corrective EQ but I think I need something more drastic in the upper mids. Searching on the forum, I see a few other people mention the need to do this. I have a high pass filter but at soemthing like 30Hz. I think it is the upper mids are out of balance as you say.

Thanks again

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