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    A little James Bond music

    Hey guys,

    Well, I'm a huge bond fan and have been ever since I was kid. Over the last year I have been doing podcast music for a bond site (http://www.commanderbond.net ) and recently decided to do my own gunbarrel cue / precredits music for the fun of it using EWQL Gold. As I'm new to Gold Ive been very very impressed with it, the attatched cue was done using solely gold and utlilizes no outside mastering , EQ, or reverb. Enjoy!

    http://www.commanderbond.net/~rich/b...nyFight_RD.mp3

    Rich
    Rich Douglas
    Composer / Sound Designer for Interactive Media
    http://www.richdouglas.com

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    Red face Re: A little James Bond music

    sounds really wide and full- did you do any additional panning?
    nice job on instrumentation and programming!
    what sequencer are you using?
    Is there a subtle rallentando in the opening section?

    cheers

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    Re: A little James Bond music

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! I panned some instruments a little within the Gold Kompakt sample player, but thats really it. As far as the sequencing, it was all played by hand and recorded right into adobe audition, but when I do sequence I use Sonar 4.

    Rich
    Rich Douglas
    Composer / Sound Designer for Interactive Media
    http://www.richdouglas.com

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    Re: A little James Bond music

    Hey man, cool cue! I especially liked the subtler, more suspenseful parts. One question though, just out of curiosity why did you opt to play it into Audition instead of sequencing? Was this just to get more natural timing? And why not play it into Sonar?

    I'm just asking this b/c I tend to record every track by hand (ie. through a MIDI keyboard) too, but I do it all in a sequencer, namely Sonar. I'm just wondering what the advantage would be to record it directly into multitrack; can you still use controllers? What if you made a mistake you wanna edit? etc.
    Wilbert Roget, II
    Composer
    Rogetmusic.com

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    Re: A little James Bond music

    Thanks! I have no specific reason really.. I only spent 2 hours on the piece, just wanted to get it recorded as quick as possible.... so it was definately a quick and dirty process since I had other more important things to be doing and just wanted to try out Gold. On top of that sonar really frustrates me for the most part, I still use it, but it slows me down. Playing by hand definately (in my opinion) makes a piece sound much more natural anyway and it takes me just as long to re-record a section of a cue as it would to edit the midi info in sonar.

    Rich
    Rich Douglas
    Composer / Sound Designer for Interactive Media
    http://www.richdouglas.com

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    Thumbs up Re: A little James Bond music

    2 hours is fast! where you working off of a score?

    So from what I understand about adobe audition- you have to rewire
    Gold and you are triggering the audio and playing it in as a live instrument?

    I guess this would be good as there would be no latency and your performance is captured exactly the way you played it.

    Do you ever just use adobe for mastering- I used Cubase and don't seem
    to get as clear a sound as you are getting in adobe- have you noticed
    a sonic difference betweend sonar and audition?

    Personally I find Cubase very quick and user friendly- haven't tried
    sonar yet - though you have perked my interest in adobe

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    Re: A little James Bond music

    Nope, no score... I just made it up as I went along. The way my rig is set up its very easy for me to use Gold as a standalone instrument to flesh out ideas... I have 2 audio cards... an audiophile 2496 which is what Im using for the sampler, the 2496 is wired into a SB audigy which is my recording card. So that said, my latency is extremely minimal...about 11 ms. I use adobe mainly for editing, and I have a convolution reverb plugin that I'll use within sonar with other libs. But thats what I love about Gold, it really doesnt need much else. Honestly, I dont notice a fidelity difference between say pro tools and adobe audition at all.. then again I guess now that I think about it... Im just mainly using those for editing wav files.


    Here's another bond inspired cue:
    http://www.commanderbond.net/~rich/bond/CR_Torture.mp3

    Rich
    Rich Douglas
    Composer / Sound Designer for Interactive Media
    http://www.richdouglas.com

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    Re: A little James Bond music

    That's all pretty good.

    That's fast going too - wish I could do that.

    On the first one - around the third bar, I thought you were going to go into The Mag 7 for a second there.



    Edit: what is that sampled string sound where the strings glide up?

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    Re: A little James Bond music

    Thanks! The gliding strings were done using the Gold kompakt player and tweaking the attack and decay of a basic legato violin patch.

    Rich
    Rich Douglas
    Composer / Sound Designer for Interactive Media
    http://www.richdouglas.com

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    Question Re: A little James Bond music

    so you are using 2 computers- one with gold and the other to record onto?

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