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    Exclamation **updated** and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    ***updated with David's suggestion about the reverb***

    Hello everyone,

    This is an idea for the main theme... or title theme for a horror film with a sucubus. I am trying to show the insanity of the victim of the sucubus. Let me know if you think that it is crap...or if the mix is bad... or whatever! I have been dieing to get ya'll's opinion. I thought that I would also try another hosting site for the mp3...I cannot get it to play on my Mac, but it plays fine on my brother's PC. Let me know if it plays okay for you.

    and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    By the way, my Mom is doing fine. The chemo treatments, while being hard on her body and spirit, are moving along well. She should be starting her radiation treatments about the time I start college and should be done by the Christmas break.

    I look forward to seeing what you think of this idea!

    Enjoy,
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    Anybody who says things like "y'all's opinion" gets my stamp of approval. You a Southern boy, are you?

    This is some nice writing. It's Beethovian sounding in spots.

    I enjoyed your music, Mr. Paul.

    LGA
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    Hey Larry,

    Southern? Memphis boy...born and raised!!! ...okay... not born, I was born in Rockford, IL...but I was raised in Memphis from the age of 2. LOL Which makes me pretty "southern"! LOL

    Thank you for the compliments on the music!
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    Actually, y'all isn't just a southern word. We here in Pittsburgh (Picksburgh is how many pronounce it) say y'all, yinz, yunz, crick, sahside, etc.

    I'll listen to your piece as soon as I fix my sound card drivers later today. Apparently, Sound Blaster drivers don't stand up that well to my own custom kernel compiles.
    Colton J. Provias
    Film Score Composer, Location Sound Mixer, and Sound Editor
    Full-stack Web Developer

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    Some strong material in this, Paul; it should lend itself
    well to development. Very Beethovenesque sound to it.

    On the recording, I think perhaps more attention to
    articulation and phrasing, especially in the strings, might
    bring out the strength and impact better.

    At this stage especially, sketching, I would suggest a
    lighter hand with reverb. Even if it sounds too dry,
    during the writing it's important to hear every note
    and entry clearly -- and the reverb may cloud details
    that are important.

    Good to see you back in the forum, Paul, and very
    pleased to hear your Mom is doing well!

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    David,

    I have been studying alot of Beethoven lately. Have I inadvertantly ripped off Beethoven? Mind you, there are worse people to rip off, but that was not my intention. What was it that made it seem so Beethovenesqe? Should I change it up?

    So, the reverb is muddying up the mix? I will redo it tonight with less. and post it on Sunday.

    Thank you for the critique,
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowland
    David,

    I have been studying alot of Beethoven lately. Have I inadvertantly ripped off Beethoven? Mind you, there are worse people to rip off, but that was not my intention. What was it that made it seem so Beethovenesqe? Should I change it up?

    So, the reverb is muddying up the mix? I will redo it tonight with less. and post it on Sunday.

    Thank you for the critique,
    If I thought you ripped off Beethoven I would have
    said so... lol! No, no, no -- but strong elements of
    cadence and style are there. And who better to
    emulate? Keep going where you're going with this.

    Almost everyone (including me) has a tendency toward
    too much reverb, I think; and we all need to moderate
    that conscientiously.

    Too much, even a little too much, quickly clouds critical
    articulations and entries. When you're writing, that's
    dangerously deceptive -- it can hide errors, distort the
    intent of phrasing, skew cutoff dynamics with too much
    tail, and so on.

    My own approach is to start dry, gradually, very gradually,
    adding wet. When it sounds just right to me -- then I
    back it off a little. I'm not the most technically astute
    fellow in this regard, certainly; but usually that gets me
    somewhere near right.

    Good work on this, Paul -- keep it going.

    Best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Red face Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    David,

    My typical over-reaction to the idea of "insert composer-esqe" stuff. I always try to be original in my writing and orchestration, but your influences do tend to come out... no matter how much you try not to let them show. LOL Thank you for the clarification... and the advice.

    As always, I am indebted,
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    I have updated the mix... with less reverb. So anyone checking out the track will hear the new version!

    David, I have to admit that you had an excellent suggestion for setting the reverb. I sounds so much clearer. Let me know if, with the added clarity, you still think that I need to go more in depth with the editing.

    Thank you again,

    Paul

    P.S. Let me know if it is still playing the old version! Thanks,
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Re: and Death- Main theme, idea 6

    Oh, yeah!

    I can now hear a whole lot of detail I didn't even
    know was there before.

    Paul, it would be educational for many to post
    *both* versions to see what a whopping difference
    backing off the reverb makes.

    Best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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