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    2 Demos for VSL VI solo viola & double bass

    For those interested in following my virtual odyssey through the solo instruments of the VSL VI-- here are 2 new demos...

    Frank Bridge's tender Heart's Ease for viola and piano:

    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player.aspx?DemoId=4671&Lang=1

    Giovanni Bottesini's unusual Reverie for double bass and piano:

    http://www.vsl.co.at/Player.aspx?DemoId=4672&Lang=1

    Thanks for listening.

    Best,
    Jay
    Last edited by JBacal; 06-22-2006 at 08:11 PM. Reason: mistake in title

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Very very well done Jay ! It's nice to see the tutorial, my VSL VI arrives next monday, it'll be the first thing to do : try your tutorials.

    Specially the double bass, you can hear all tones of the instrument.

    Good job, man

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    You really are a brilliant programmer Jay! BTW, I ended up buying the Chamber Strings and am going to programm myself. If I can get half the performance ou tof the VI you do, I'll be thrilled.

    Enjoyed it mvery much!

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Sorry but this is a real bass. No samples.

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Yes, nice double bass. Good grit.

    There's a bit of stereo movement in it, though. Is this to simulate a close X-Y mic pattern with a little 'sway' of the instrument?

    EDIT: Same comments apply to viola!

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Thats the likely the reason - but the stereo movement is part of the samples. According to Dietz its natural and can occur with live players as well...

    I'm just the messenger

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Quote Originally Posted by Markleford
    There's a bit of stereo movement in it, though. Is this to simulate a close X-Y mic pattern with a little 'sway' of the instrument?

    EDIT: Same comments apply to viola!

    - m
    The occasional stereo movement is built into the samples. If you don't like it you can narrow the stereo field to near mono.

    Best,
    Jay

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcussen
    According to Dietz its natural and can occur with live players as well...
    Gotcha. It *is* natural for such a mic placement, though not too natural if the same notes always have the same stereo placement! I liked the effect until I started noticing those patterns. Still effective, but a little distracting, particularly for the double-bass, which wouldn't have as much "sway" to the instrument as a viola/violin, where the player's torso is free to move.

    Interestingly, Miles Davis at one point did some recording with two identical mics with separation that allowed him to point to whichever he felt appropriate.

    Kind of an interesting example in the mono vs stereo vs mid-side debate, particularly for intimate settings.

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    Very nicely done.

    These VI examples by JBacal just kind of make me go "man... that's really close... really, really close". And in any regard, just nice to listen to.

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    Re: 2 Demos for VSL VI solo violin & double bass

    How feasible would it be to get stuff sounding this good;

    a) Without having a lot of time
    b) With the 'standard' VI (not extended)

    I'm considering getting some string samples, with the emphasis on realistic melodic stuff (portamento, legato etc) and I'm wondering whether VI solo strings (standard) is the way to go...

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