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Last post Sun, Mar 08 2015 by Stephane Collin, 13 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Jan 15 2015 19:05
by Stephane Collin
Joined on Sun, Aug 02 2009, Posts 96

Hello all.

This is a composition of mine made especially for dimension strings.

The Sage Mir.

Tell me what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuNNY-bosxE

Stephane.

Stephane

PC core i7 hexa 64 gb ram
Macbook pro 6 gb ram
Motu 8M
Genelec 1030 A monitors
Adam S3X H monitors
Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro headphones
Many Vienna Instruments
MIR pro
Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2015 00:39
by jeancello
Joined on Tue, May 13 2008, Québec Canada, Posts 41

Hi Stephane,

I really enjoy your style.

I also use the same room with dimension strings but you definitely sound better. ;))

I will listen to it several more times to get the flow of harmonies.

 

Sounds really good!

Jean Roy

Jean Roy
Mac Pro 2019 12 160 GB
Special edition + ex, Solo string bundle, Chamber String bundle,
App String 1, Harps, Vienna Imperial, Soprano Choir, Dimension brass, Dimension strings + several download instruments
VE Pro, VI Pro, V Suite, MIR
Kontakt 6 Omnisphere
Cubase 12.0
Synchron strings and pianos
Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2015 03:29
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5726

Fascinating composition with harmonies I really find beautiful, and very espressivo performance. The strings sound just about perfect.  Congratulations and thanks for this. 

Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2015 06:30
by Stephane Collin
Joined on Sun, Aug 02 2009, Posts 96

Thank you Jean, thank you William.

I do the composition with 4 instruments (2 violins, 1 alto and 1 cello) and when I am happy with it I copy the tracks to build up the orchestra.  Each track gets variations in the articulations; I exagerate the intension of the phrase.  For example, for the first note, the violin I 1 has a legato with somewhat slow attack, and then, the violin I 2 has a crescendo; if the effect is too obvious, then the violin I 3 will have a simple legato to melt in.  After doing this with the 8 players available, the overall dynamic is just right.  fp articulation is very useful for getting a little more bowing in a legato phrase.  And so on, the possibilities are limiteless.

Following a very good advise from this forum, I did some acoustic treatment in my room.  It dramatically improved the accuracy of my monitors, and helped me make good decisions about the mix.  The best decision was to remove all the EQ's and retain the gorgeous sound of MIR.  To be honnest, I just put a very slight high shelf in the room EQ to give some "moelleux" (what is the english word ?), and I added just a little bit of "liquid" over all by mean of a nice Lexicon lx480 emulation plugin.

The harmonies are a melting of strictly tonal obliged movements and constant modulation to any tonality.  The few simple motives keep the unicity of the composition.  Sorry for my poor english.

As stated before, VSL is a true blessing for composers like me who (curiously) don't get very often the opportunity to be played by a live orchestra.  Thanks again to the fabulous team behind all this.

Stephane.

Stephane

PC core i7 hexa 64 gb ram
Macbook pro 6 gb ram
Motu 8M
Genelec 1030 A monitors
Adam S3X H monitors
Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro headphones
Many Vienna Instruments
MIR pro
Posted on Fri, Jan 16 2015 09:08
by icecubeman
Joined on Fri, Nov 09 2012, Nitra, Posts 201

Nice composition and very well made sonic realisation.

Posted on Sun, Jan 18 2015 02:21
by Arbee
Joined on Sun, Sep 18 2011, Posts 78

I enjoyed this immensely, both the composition and sound. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on Sun, Jan 18 2015 02:54
by BachRules
Joined on Sun, Mar 30 2014, Posts 360

I like it.

Posted on Tue, Jan 20 2015 09:49
by Jos Wylin
Joined on Mon, Dec 03 2012, Belgium, Posts 684

Hi Stéphane,

 

Very nice composition with easy going and surprising harmonies. I love the way you handle the dynamic movements and the sound of the dimension strings. You certainly did good choices in combining the violins that way. Perfect!

Thanks for sharing!

Max

Posted on Sun, Mar 08 2015 12:32
by mhecker
Joined on Wed, Jun 08 2005, Posts 10

Nice piece of music. Short question. How did you realize the piece on your computer with "only" 12 gb of RAM? Did you use the freeze-options or the optimize button in VI pro2?

Thanks in advance for your reply,

 

MHecker

Posted on Sun, Mar 08 2015 13:22
by icecubeman
Joined on Fri, Nov 09 2012, Nitra, Posts 201

Originally Posted by: mhecker Go to Quoted Post

Nice piece of music. Short question. How did you realize the piece on your computer with "only" 12 gb of RAM? Did you use the freeze-options or the optimize button in VI pro2?

Thanks in advance for your reply,

 

MHecker

If he using SSD disk, 12GB is enough for just DS...

Posted on Sun, Mar 08 2015 17:00
by Stephane Collin
Joined on Sun, Aug 02 2009, Posts 96

Hi MHecker, hi Icecubeman.

Indeed I always use the optimize function of VI pro 2, and my presets are all with "disable cells" on when instanciating the plugin.  No freezing needed for just DS, but when going full symphonic, I do use the "render in place" function of cubase.  While it is easy, I hate this.  This is why I'll ask Santa for a Xi Machine.  A big one.  A real big one.

Thank you for agreable comments.

 

Stephane.

Stephane

PC core i7 hexa 64 gb ram
Macbook pro 6 gb ram
Motu 8M
Genelec 1030 A monitors
Adam S3X H monitors
Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro headphones
Many Vienna Instruments
MIR pro
Posted on Sun, Mar 08 2015 19:34
by Tensivity
Joined on Sun, Dec 16 2012, San Francisco California USA, Posts 273

Beautiful work.  Excellent craftsmanship.  I'm humbled and inspired.

Michael

Posted on Sun, Mar 08 2015 19:45
by Stephane Collin
Joined on Sun, Aug 02 2009, Posts 96

And I am honoured.  Thank you Michael, and all.

Stephane

PC core i7 hexa 64 gb ram
Macbook pro 6 gb ram
Motu 8M
Genelec 1030 A monitors
Adam S3X H monitors
Sennheiser HD 800 headphones
Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro headphones
Many Vienna Instruments
MIR pro
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