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Last post Wed, Oct 21 2009 by Rob Elliott, 28 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Jan 14 2009 17:49
by Sam
Joined on Fri, Jul 07 2006, France, Posts 27

Hi all !

Here is another challenge for the Fanfare trumpets with the first thirty seconds of the Star Wars Main Title (I would like to put first the 20th century fox music....)

http://vsl.co.at/en/211/496/817/857/1296/904.htm

Posted on Wed, Jan 14 2009 18:20
by OB.one
Joined on Fri, Jul 20 2007, France, Posts 15

Hello Sam,

I really prefer the sound and mix you got on the 20th century fox music ...

NO i was joking !!!

I was sure to get the surprise after the Fox and got it : it sounds superb ! :)

Honestly it's hard to tell if it's your version or a John Williams cd : so really good work and the sound of the fanfare trumpet can really sound as good as the Epic Horns.

Just for info give us a little about the mix, reverb, and how much time did he take you to get this result ? ...

We would love to hear more from You Sam the "Teaser Man" 

Bravo !

Best Regards from Paris.

Olivier aka OB.one

http://www.myspace.com/obonemusic

OB.one French Composer
www.myspace.com/obonemusic
Posted on Wed, Jan 14 2009 18:50
by Banquo
Joined on Sat, Apr 09 2005, Dublin, Ireland, Posts 395

Aye, pretty good. Nice job there! Best from Ireland, *Rob. [damn formatting in Chrome!]

Posted on Wed, Jan 14 2009 21:58
by RainerL
Joined on Wed, Jul 13 2005, Germany, Posts 79

Hi Sam,

the star wars theme sounds really good! 

But the 20th century fox theme... are you really serious about it?  the machine gun effect fits better to a mafia epic...Wink

Best, Rainer

Posted on Wed, Jan 14 2009 23:30
by SyQuEsT
Joined on Mon, Jan 13 2003, Quebec, Posts 617

 Don't tell me it's all VSL !! Cool If yes, congratulation !! Very "god" job !! Yes

Mathieu Laprise
Sonomax inc.
Posted on Thu, Jan 15 2009 08:57
by mosso
Joined on Thu, Jun 23 2005, London, England, Posts 376

Good stuff! And I think you should keep the current version of the Fox fanfare, as it's kinda what Lucas & Williams did for A New Hope - they deliberately kept the Fox fanfare as an old recording that then is blown out of the water by (what was then) a modern orchestral recording for the main title. So, you've got an "old" virtual orchestra put to shame by a new one!

Martin Thornton
<a href="http://www.mosso.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.mosso.co.uk</a>
Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2009 02:22
by Sam
Joined on Fri, Jul 07 2006, France, Posts 27

Thanks Ob.one (Obi-wan ?) for your comment
The "teaser man", I like this name !
I worked approximately 15/20 hours on this extract and I used a recording studio convolution reverb. It was not a very easy mix,
find the good EQ for each instrument to get close to the original etc but it was stimulating

Thank you very much Robert, Rainer, SyQuest and Mosso for your comments !

Yes SyQuest it's 100 % Vsl (excepted the 20th century intro...). And Like Mosso said, I put in the beginning a poor version
 of the 20th century music (with the perf_stacc_machinegun) for the fun and to increase a little more the effect of the first attackSmile

Posted on Sat, Jan 17 2009 00:40
by chrisharang
Joined on Tue, May 15 2007, Posts 11

Wow, that first attack sounds awesome (almost indistinguishable from one of the recordings)!   Nice

Posted on Sat, Jan 17 2009 21:15
by chemicalseb
Joined on Sat, May 08 2004, Los Angeles, Posts 112

Wow, brilliant work!!!

Did you by any chance tune the samples to 442 instead of 440?

I've been remaking my template and comparing instruments to a few recordings, star wars being one of them, and I've noticed that the LSO seems to be tuned to 442.  If not, then the VSL samples at 440 sound kinda...."sad".  So when I tuned them to 442, everything became good.

Posted on Sun, Jan 18 2009 17:56
by Sam
Joined on Fri, Jul 07 2006, France, Posts 27

Thank you Snajand and Chrisharang !

Yes snajand, good ear !  I have pitch up the mix

Posted on Tue, Jan 20 2009 02:31
by dariusofwest
Joined on Mon, Sep 01 2008, Posts 6

Surprise HOLY CRAP!

GREAT JOB DUDE!

WOW! WOW! WOW!

Posted on Tue, Jan 20 2009 05:30
by JBacal
Joined on Sat, Mar 27 2004, Posts 1210

 You achieved an excellent sound!  Congrats.

Best,

Jay

Posted on Tue, Jan 20 2009 22:08
by Sam
Joined on Fri, Jul 07 2006, France, Posts 27

Thank you very much Jay and Daruisofwest !

Posted on Sun, Jan 25 2009 13:40
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995

Again, you seem to have overcome this challenge. Just shows what persistence will do. 

Posted on Tue, Jan 27 2009 05:37
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5724

never mind about the copyright, it is a good performance. 

Posted on Tue, Feb 03 2009 06:06
by Sam
Joined on Fri, Jul 07 2006, France, Posts 27

Thank you Guy and William !

Posted on Wed, Feb 04 2009 11:47
by Ramu
Joined on Fri, Mar 14 2003, Paris, Posts 110

I must say, this is the first time I feel like it's an actual orchestra.....YOU DID IT Sam! You're the man!!!!!

I'd like to know what are the instruments involved, could you list them?

Grats!

Posted on Sat, Feb 14 2009 21:31
by Sam
Joined on Fri, Jul 07 2006, France, Posts 27

Hi Ramu and thank you

Here is the list :

Flutes
Oboes
Clarinets
Bassons
Trumpets
Horns
Trombones
Tubas
1st 2nd Violins
Violas
Cellos
Double basses
Harp
Percussions

Posted on Wed, Apr 15 2009 02:30
by fred_18042
Joined on Wed, Nov 30 2005, Québec City, Posts 30

At first, I thought it was a joke, up to when I heard the last timpani note, seeing it was IN FACT ALL IN MIDI!!

AWESOME WORK!!

Being a SE+ Bundle user, I've been granted to get these Fanfare Trumpets for free, but your DEMO would have made me buying it anyway!! ;)

Fred

RME HDSP 9652, Q6600, XP64, 8GB RAM, VE3, VSL SE Extended Plus, Horizons Opus 1 & 2, Epic Horns
Posted on Wed, Apr 15 2009 15:41
by Christian Marcussen
Joined on Mon, Nov 10 2003, Posts 1508

 Very nice...

If you wouldn't mind I would love some more details on the production side of things. The whole thing has a nice sense of space and brilliance which I have a hard time capturing myself.

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