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    Lightbulb A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    I wish you all a Happy Easter weekend, and I share with you this one, because it has been possible thanks to the instruments and the know how you shared with me:

    https://www.box.com/s/ixkmp5jsnj76il6kryro

    Being on holiday I had some fun recording a Galliard of Christoph Demantius (1567-1643).
    It's an early Baroque instrumental dance for 6 voices, then brilliant but easy enough to be played on the keyboard in real time (I usually play it live with my early winds ensemble, as second Cornett): I recorded directly with my master keyboard (and the Korg Nanopad as continuous controller) everyone of the 13 instruments performing.

    2 Trumpets by SampleModeling
    3 solo baroque violins by Garritan/Tommasini/Lucato (the glorious Stradivari Solo Violin)
    2 solo baroque cellos by Garritan/Tommasini/Lucato (the glorious Gofriller cello, with my custom IR of baroque viola)
    1 Viola da Gamba (my custom Kontakt programming of old Gamba samples by SoundScan)
    2 percussions by Garritan and EarlyPatches
    Harpsichord by Sampletec
    Violone by VSL
    1 Dulciana (my custom Kontakt programming of old Baroque bassoon samples)

    The key of realism is the real time performance with the real time control of SampleModeling winds and Garritan strings, in combination with VSL MIR pro 24 convolution reverb and spatialization.

    Al the best
    Fabio

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    Re: A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio View Post
    I wish you all a Happy Easter weekend, and I share with you this one, because it has been possible thanks to the instruments and the know how you shared with me...
    Wonderful, Fabio! - Happy Easter to you in abundance - I wish I could return as rich a gift to you as you've given me and the rest of us with this scrumptious performance.

    This is a superb recording, impeccably done in every way. And I really appreciate your enthusiastic explanation of how playing these instruments in real time is the key element to the naturalness of the performances. Fabulous, Fab!

    Randy

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    Re: A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    Outstanding, Mister Fabio! The realism you achieved is very impressive and your production is flawless.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    My best to you.
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    Hi Fabio,

    I can't thank you enough for such a brilliant performance. This is the music I love best, provided that it's interpreted in the right (let's say acceptable) way. You really understand early baroque music and you've balanced the orchestra in such a natural way. Even the tempo is what it should be (modern interpreters have the inclination to speed up everything to 21st century hasty standards). Lovely gaillarda!!!

    Congrats

    Max

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    Re: A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    I must say that this rendering is simply stunning! I'm really impressed by the lyrical qualities of the trumpet. The strings also sound very authentic...
    Halvor


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    Re: A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    Interesting set of customizations. Very nice effect!

    I'm abit confused, was the cello played through the viola IR used to achieve a viola part or was this in order to push the cello more towards a viola de gamba sound?

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    Lightbulb Re: A Baroque Happy Easter, with the pleasure of playing in real time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bendshadler View Post
    Interesting set of customizations. Very nice effect!

    I'm abit confused, was the cello played through the viola IR used to achieve a viola part or was this in order to push the cello more towards a viola de gamba sound?
    Hi Daniel,
    in the set of Garritan Solo strings by G.Tommasini/S.Lucato, we got Violins and Cello, so the Viola was missing.
    Then I modified the IR of the Gofriller using the spectrum of a Baroque viola (that's almost the same of the classical Viola, but due to the organic strings and softer bows has a slightly different sound, very well matching the Gofriller cello samples in the high range). I made some other little customization of parameters to match Viola technique (e.g. range and vibrato).

    The "Baroque-ness" of the strings is further coming from the performance (soft bowing in combination with low and less frequent vibratos) that is no longer related to samples, IR or programming.

    The Viola da Gamba I'm using has real Gamba samples from a pretty old collection (Akai format.. I had to totally re-program it in Kontakt to make it playable and expressive enough to sit close to the Garritan solo strings.

    Thanks for your interest in my work, best regards
    Fabio

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