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Last post Mon, Apr 27 2020 by William, 20 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Apr 14 2020 19:07
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

I needed a break from some heavy duty projects since I am hiding out from the virus in my studio, so I did this for some fun, inspired by hearing the movie fanfares on the other thread -

VSL Fanfare

Posted on Tue, Apr 14 2020 21:51
by tchampe
Joined on Wed, Apr 25 2018, Posts 73

Very cool, Bill! I thought at first that you were channeling Rossini, who it is said would yank arias wholesale out of his previous works when he knew his next premiere was in a town that hadn't heard the previous use of the tune. But when I rechecked the intro of one of my favorite Kersten opuses, I found that I was wrong; similar, but clearly different. I like 'em both.

On the subject of the Goldsmith Universal fanfare, I just heard an interview with the great LA studio French hornist Jim Thatcher wherein he talks about playing on that track. He relates that he played Wagner tuba on it. When queried if being stuck with the tuben part was the fate of the last hornist to show up for the session, he declared, "No way!" Honking a few bars on the tuben earns the player 50% premium pay as a doubler. The hornists always try to talk the composers into using Wagner tubas for a lick or two.

Posted on Tue, Apr 14 2020 23:55
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Thanks Tom, though you are right I was channeling Rossini in that I "adapted" my Age of Light Symphonic Poem ending for this.  

Posted on Wed, Apr 15 2020 04:56
by agitato
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, Posts 389

Thats sounded great. You packed a lot in that 22 seconds! I am sure VSL would love to use this on their website.

I wish I could enter the fanfare competition too but I am afraid I will sound too terrible thank to my ignorance. So I will stand by and watch the entries.

Best

Anand

Anand Kumar
Posted on Wed, Apr 15 2020 20:38
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Thanks Anand!  I tweaked my FX in the video somewhat since first posting it - 

 

VSL Fanfare

Posted on Wed, Apr 15 2020 23:04
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1061

Great fanfare Bill! It ends before you have even got a grip on what's happening, which is always a plus in this sort of pyrotechnical thing! Are you also responsible for the great visual?

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

In these modern days to be vulgar, illiterate, common and vicious, seems to give a man a marvelous infinity of rights that his honest fathers never dreamed of. - Oscar Wilde
Posted on Thu, Apr 16 2020 00:01
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Thanks Errikos, yes I did the video - it is made with my non-digital FX...

Posted on Thu, Apr 16 2020 09:49
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1061

All the more impressive!

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

In these modern days to be vulgar, illiterate, common and vicious, seems to give a man a marvelous infinity of rights that his honest fathers never dreamed of. - Oscar Wilde
Posted on Thu, Apr 16 2020 18:18
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1986

Cool, I like it!

Posted on Thu, Apr 16 2020 22:42
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

thanks Errikos!  Guy, thanks, it's nice to hear from you!

Posted on Sat, Apr 18 2020 02:14
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Yet another tweak - with choir and another measure added!  (Yes it's going too far, I know...)

VSL Fanfare

Posted on Sun, Apr 19 2020 17:20
by Philippe BAYLAC
Joined on Thu, Sep 01 2011, France, Posts 333

WOW!!! Bill, i love it !!! The  organ is a geat idea . Congratulations !

Best

Philippe

Posted on Sun, Apr 19 2020 22:38
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 513
Originally Posted by: Philippe BAYLAC Go to Quoted Post
WOW!!! Bill, i love it !!! The organ is a geat idea . Congratulations !
Best
Philippe


I second Philippe on the organ. It seems your fanfare has revived the forum! Congrats, Bill.
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Posted on Mon, Apr 20 2020 02:05
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Philippe and Acclarion, it's great to hear from you guys!  Thanks a lot.  

Posted on Tue, Apr 21 2020 21:36
by agitato
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, Posts 389

The organ surely added the final punch and come in with perfect timing to round the clip very well!

Anand

Anand Kumar
Posted on Wed, Apr 22 2020 02:02
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Thanks, Anand, I wanted to make the organ more prominent...

Posted on Wed, Apr 22 2020 06:41
by stefan_telser
Joined on Wed, Mar 14 2007, Posts 113

Sounds very impressive.
And yes, the organ is a great idea!
Stefan

Posted on Wed, Apr 22 2020 21:45
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Thanks Stefan, I appreciate it! 

Posted on Mon, Apr 27 2020 19:43
by Beat Kaufmann
Joined on Fri, Jan 03 2003, Switzerland/Brugg, Posts 1726

Hello William

The music is great! And it goes well with the picture. 

But the mix is a bit weak. After the first bang the power is gone. Such a fanfare should come with more power.  Maybe you have to leave your beloved MIR-tool and mix the music in a conventional way.

Another idea would be to use the Smart Orchestra. There are a lot of demo tracks there that have exactly that power that I miss a bit on your fanfare.

If you like: Send me the midifile of your fanfare and I will create the fanfare with more power.

With kind regards

Beat

www.musik-produktion-createc.ch (Konzertaufnahmen, Musik mit Samples)
at www.beat-kaufmann.com : MIXING an ORCHESTRA - TUTORIAL
Posted on Mon, Apr 27 2020 22:17
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5512

Actually I did another mix for VSL, though I didn't post it to YouTube.  I probably will later.  

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