• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Topic: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    Lightbulb THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    After some very interesting discussions about the timbre, the thickness, but mainly the vibrato (intensity and speed/rate) of the Gofriller Cello, compared to the real thing, I did the attached study:

    THE SWANS PARADE

    - I surfed the internet collecting all the "Swan" for solo Cello and Piano I found in half an hour of research.

    - without any sound manipulation I copy-pasted the beginning of each one in a 44.1Khz 16bit file of Cubase.

    - I mixed two versions of my rendition in the same way, in casual position inside the file

    - I did an mp3 compression, flat, with iTunes.

    Now You may listen to all the swans playing in sequence, and compare sound, balance, vibrato rate etc.

    Two of this are me, one is Yo Yo Ma.

    Let us have your comments please.

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Orcas Island
    Posts
    11,454

    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Maestro Fabio Di Bravo.

    Certamente avete indicato la flessibilità dello strumento e del fatto che il vibrato è sotto il controllo dei giocatori.

    Lavoro meraviglioso!

    Gary






    I hope babelfish got this right

  3. #3

    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    (1) too bold, extroverted (but very expressive)
    (2) panning jumps at the beginning
    (3) UGH. This interpretation does not please me.
    (4) by far my favorite. subtle, poignant.
    (5) panning jumps again. A little too choppy (each note is a succinct event).
    (6) strange interpretation.

    Thanks Fabio for the compilation. Except for some obvious artifacts, I did not hear any samples. But I don't really care about it. 3 controllers for vibrato - I couldn't even manage getting the right note-on event. Someone should package those 3 controllers into some scripts for semi-automatic vibrato control (i.e. specify the "vibrato" model (Yo Yo Ma, etc.) and then just one one controller setting does the rest). I am lucky to write one short piece in a year, how to afford the time to learn to play it?

    Thanks again,
    YBaCuO

  4. #4

    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    My guesses as to the Gofriller are 3 and 6. Number 1 definately sounds like a live Cello, but the room noise almost sounds identical to one of the prerecorded ones from that Bela set. Odd

  5. #5

    Question Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobalt Katze
    My guesses as to the Gofriller are 3 and 6. Number 1 definately sounds like a live Cello, but the room noise almost sounds identical to one of the prerecorded ones from that Bela set. Odd
    Yes, it's crazy, but it seems to be!

    It's a Russian amateurish recording from ClassicalArchive.

    I didn't edit or mixed it anyway.

  6. #6

    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Most interesting, Fabio!

    Regardless of which is which, listening carefully to the
    fine (and not so fine... lol) variations in interpretation
    is a worthwhile exercise.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

  7. #7

    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Great idea! Thank you for your effort.

    1. Very expressive but too slow and exaggerated to me.

    2. Natural and good performance.

    3. The cello sound is a little metalic. Any wrong note in piano part?

    4. Well sung melody. Good performance.

    5. Very natural. I like this performance best.

    6. A little understated. Samples?

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

  8. #8

    Smile Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Quote Originally Posted by Jun Yamamoto
    Great idea! Thank you for your effort.

    1. Very expressive but too slow and exaggerated to me.

    2. Natural and good performance.

    3. The cello sound is a little metalic. Any wrong note in piano part?

    4. Well sung melody. Good performance.

    5. Very natural. I like this performance best.

    6. A little understated. Samples?

    Sincerely,
    A friend of mine, who has very good ears, pointed out that 2. and 5. have a common glitch between the melody's 3rd and 4th note (h and e). I agree on it. So he concluded #4 is by Yo Yo. Is he right?

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

  9. #9

    Thumbs up Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Quote Originally Posted by Jun Yamamoto
    A friend of mine, who has very good ears, pointed out that 2. and 5. have a common glitch between the melody's 3rd and 4th note (h and e). I agree on it. So he concluded #4 is by Yo Yo. Is he right?

    Sincerely,
    Yes, he is.

  10. #10

    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio
    Yes, he is.
    So, (1) is Russian amateur, (3) and (6) are Gofriller, and (4) is Yo Yo.

    Could you reveal what were (2) and (5)?
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •