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Spiritual Prayer (Solo Alto voice)
Last post Mon, Apr 27 2015 by Tamalonis1, 12 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Feb 01 2015 01:54
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1986

This demo piece I wrote for solo alto voice and orchestra.

Spiritual Prayer

Posted on Tue, Feb 03 2015 00:56
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5495

Beautiful sound and composition !  That haunting  "spiritual" quality comes through really effectively.

Posted on Tue, Feb 03 2015 11:48
by Stephane Collin
Joined on Sun, Aug 02 2009, Posts 96

Always a great pleasure to hear your work.

Stephane

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Posted on Tue, Feb 03 2015 15:10
by bogdan
Joined on Fri, Apr 18 2008, Canada/ Brockville, Posts 268

Splendid arrangement ,and thanks for sharing with us an inspiring composition.

Posted on Fri, Feb 06 2015 20:05
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1986

Thanks guys!

William, yes, haunting is what I was aiming for. The genre that was called "negro spiritual", pre-gospel, 18th and 19th cent, has always sent chills down my spine, especially in parts. 

Posted on Fri, Feb 06 2015 23:02
by nektarios
Joined on Tue, Nov 19 2013, New Jersey, United States, Posts 468

Wow! I love it! I am a big fan of spiritual/haunting type sounds.

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Posted on Sun, Apr 26 2015 19:59
by Tamalonis1
Joined on Fri, Aug 22 2008, New York, USA, Posts 4

I'm very confused about this demo (and the other demos on VSL solo voices page). To even begin to critizise Mr. Bacos seems like heresy, since he has done so many incredible demos for VSL instruments. His demos certainly convinced me to buy many (if not most) of the libraries. But am I the only one who thinks the note transitions are very poor, especially the solo voices library? The voices seems so fake when changing from one note to the next, with audible glitches and weird jumps in volume. In short, unnatural to a degree I regard them as unusable. I find all the solo voices demos on the Solo Voices page suffering from the same shortcomings. I think I would get better result using other developers solo voices. So why don't I? I do... But over 32 GB solo voices for €490 can't give a better result than this? Ok, go ahead and shoot me...

Posted on Sun, Apr 26 2015 20:53
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1986

;)

 

That's fine, critisizing is all part of making improvments. 

Posted on Sun, Apr 26 2015 22:16
by LAJ
Joined on Sun, Dec 13 2009, Posts 509
What you get for the Price it good (7 !!! Voices), but the articulations and possibilities are limited.

Most important: Who ever claims, that other Libraries are better has to prove it. Use/play the same piece of course ;)

Then we will decide ...
Posted on Sun, Apr 26 2015 23:25
by Tamalonis1
Joined on Fri, Aug 22 2008, New York, USA, Posts 4

Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it. I see Mr Bacos is an understanding gentleman. I'd love to hear some other demos, so I can get an idea if it's possible to get closer to a real vocal performance. So far I haven't heard anything convincing. I have an enormous respect for VSL expertize and knowledge, and I love the libraries I have. I have many other libraries that soundwise are leaning toward classical orchestras and choirs, but keep coming back to VSL since the sound and precision is excellent. So, I thought all my vocal wishes would be fullfilled (well almost...) by VSL. Could somebody at VSL just present a simple solo vocal line where you can hear the note transitions and some articulations clearly? I seem to remember Mr Beat Kaufman writing a melody line that was played by all the members of the saxophone family, which made for a splendid comparison of the different saxophones. Sorry to be long winded, but I have a hard time believing I'm not liking VSL Solo Voices.

Posted on Mon, Apr 27 2015 02:36
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1986

 

 

You may find some demos more to your taste in the solo voices demo list:

solo voices

Posted on Mon, Apr 27 2015 21:46
by Tamalonis1
Joined on Fri, Aug 22 2008, New York, USA, Posts 4

Yes indeed, I revisited the demos and somehow missed Venire a Vita, which contains what I expected to hear with very few "glitches". Thanks for that. I think I have a problem with the sopranos tone color per se when too exposed (too close). I think I'll buy Solo Voices Standard and see where it takes me.

And whooa, I see Mr Herbie Hancock got the Symphonic Cube. That's one thing Mr. Hancock and I have in common. Now the only thing I'm missing is his talent. When you release VSL Herbie Hancock Talent Library, I will buy both the Standard and the Extended Library immediately.

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