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    It's all about sample integration

    Something from the past I arranged:

    Special thanks to all the great sound developers that enrich our midi art form.

    In my book integrating samples is the key to variety. Here is my arrangement of "Like A Lover" You probably know this song from Brazil "66" from the 1970's. It features the Bardstown Borsendorfer, Archtop Guitar and Pancordian (3 middle reeds) The Solo instruments include Solo Trumpet, VSL Sopranos Sax, Motif 8 Trombone & The Pancordian taking command of the entire score. The supporting ensembles are the 70 piece EWQLSO strings, & 4 Trombone Ensemble The Acoustic Bass & Motif 8's Dr Jazz Kit Drums support the pulse.

    http://alanrussell-music.com/Like%20A%20Lover.MP3
    Please Visit My New & Revised Official Website Below

    http://AlanRussell-Music.com

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    Re: It's all about sample integration

    That soprano player has some MASSIVE lungs.

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    Re: It's all about sample integration

    Glenn,

    you got that right..He's on a ventilator here..Did you enjoy the selection?

    Alan Russell
    Please Visit My New & Revised Official Website Below

    http://AlanRussell-Music.com

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    Re: It's all about sample integration

    I don't really have an opinion on the music, but as a sax player, the lack of phrasing on the soprano part jumped out at me. Overall, the track is a bit "Muzaky" for my tastes.

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    Re: It's all about sample integration

    Glenn,

    thanks for the follow up reply. The saxes are very difficut to sample and emulate in one pass and one would need to be a surgeon picking out many articulations for their phrases and choruses. Maybe one day ones fingers, keyboard controller and heart felt will emulate this on the fly.

    When I went to school with the late Bob Berg in NYC in the 1970's, I always admired the combination of sounds he created with his Tenor and Soprano. We all miss him.

    Alan Russell
    Please Visit My New & Revised Official Website Below

    http://AlanRussell-Music.com

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    Re: It's all about sample integration

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Russell
    Glenn,

    thanks for the follow up reply. The saxes are very difficut to sample and emulate in one pass and one would need to be a surgeon picking out many articulations for their phrases and choruses. Maybe one day ones fingers, keyboard controller and heart felt will emulate this on the fly.
    I agree, but I was mainly referring to the fact that you left no room for breaths in the sax part. This is easy enough to fix after the fact simply by adjusting a few note lengths.

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    Re: It's all about sample integration

    Glenn,

    Being a Tenor player too, I'd would have no choice but to breath here in these endless slurred phrases if reading the notation. (I am known as a very smooth keyboardist and this rubs off in my horn midi parts) Have you heard the Bb Soprano out of Bigga-Giggas?

    BTW, I value your critique and will consider more of a breathing emulation in my future horn parts.

    Currently my "Leaf's Journey" that does feature the VSL Bb Soprano was selected for a documentary movie airing in a few months on cable.

    Thanks again..

    Alan Russell
    Please Visit My New & Revised Official Website Below

    http://AlanRussell-Music.com

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