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Waltzing Under the Stars (3 different MIR halls)
Last post Fri, Jul 26 2013 by Stiltzkinz, 6 replies.
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Posted on Wed, May 15 2013 14:22
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995

I wrote this piece with the idea of showing it in a few different halls, however, once I was into the process, I realized each room, studio or hall had their own strengths and weaknesses, and therefor an appropriate piece for each hall or room would of worked better. Next time. ;) 


 Anyway, this is the result of the same piece, still shows some differences. For the 3rd one, this orchestration is a little dense for this room with a remarkable acoustic, so not an ideal piece for NRF Hall. 


1-The Sage Gateshead - Hall One


2-Grosser Saal Stage


3-The Sage Gateshead - Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Posted on Fri, May 17 2013 17:58
by Erik
Joined on Sat, Nov 20 2004, The Netherlands, Posts 144

Hi Guy,

The next remarkable piece from your hand. Guy, you never stop writing such beautiful music, fortunately! Thanks for sharing this with us.

I must admit, that I personally prefer the NRF Hall, strangely enough maybe, since I feel it is written in the atmosphere of movies I have seen in my youth. I guess in that period there wasn't much overdone reverb at all, so I just like this version so much. I regard this piece as very intimate obviously.

And, I think that that this specific MIR venue is one of the best ever made.........

Posted on Sun, May 19 2013 01:47
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5710

 I like this piece!  Also, oddly enough I seemed to like the third venue best and it does sound somewhat more traditional cinematic somehow as Erik mentioned.  That trumpet solo sounds great.

Posted on Sat, May 25 2013 16:32
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995

Thanks Erik and William!

Yes, I also liked NRF.

For the record it's not trumpet but cornet.Smile   Cornet has always been one of my fav VSL instrument.

Posted on Sun, May 26 2013 01:03
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5710

The cornet, of course!  Yes, I love that, one of the most spectacular of the VSL instruments.  I noticed the sound on that is like the bell is pointing right at you in a hall, and you can hear the articulations very clearly, though it sounds perfectly in context with the rest of the sound. 

Posted on Fri, Jul 26 2013 06:26
by Stiltzkinz
Joined on Wed, Feb 13 2013, Posts 4
Hey Guy,

Did you use purely the room for reverb, no other reverbs like MIRacale?

Just curious as I'm about to buy one of the roompacks ^^ The Grosser Saal sounds just fantastic.

The composition is gorgeous too
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