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    Smile Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Well, I'm finally making the leap and making my first post ever, in any forum. There's something special about this forum, a quality in the participants and the developers, and the incredible music that get posted.

    My own background includes harpsichord, piano, harp (esp. celtic, renaissance, Paraguayan). Studied Gagaku (1600-year-old Japanese orchestral music) with the Imperial Palace musicians in Japan 5 yrs; also play sho, koto, and cheng. Years of performing & a few recordings, both eastern and western. Most of all, I love creating, and improvise endlessly, mainly on keyboard now.

    I'm new to Midi and thrilled to finally have a way to express the music heard inside for so many years. But there's a big learning curve ahead. Just the move from Garageband to Logic Express can be huge for the digitally-challenged. (Many of you already seem pretty advanced in that area!)

    Looking forward to trying more of these amazing sound libraries as they become available, and as finances permit (not an easy one). The music done by Tari in Celtic Wind is profounding moving, as are all the demos of Bela D. And as for Mr. Garritan, he could only be a superhuman. Nothing else explains it! I've just got total respect and admiration for all he's doing & am watching closely as new things develop. It's exciting and inspiring.

    ---Saraswati

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Quote Originally Posted by Saraswati
    Well, I'm finally making the leap and making my first post ever, in any forum. There's something special about this forum, a quality in the participants and the developers, and the incredible music that get posted.

    My own background includes harpsichord, piano, harp (esp. celtic, renaissance, Paraguayan). Studied Gagaku (1600-year-old Japanese orchestral music) with the Imperial Palace musicians in Japan 5 yrs; also play sho, koto, and cheng. Years of performing & a few recordings, both eastern and western. Most of all, I love creating, and improvise endlessly, mainly on keyboard now.

    I'm new to Midi and thrilled to finally have a way to express the music heard inside for so many years. But there's a big learning curve ahead. Just the move from Garageband to Logic Express can be huge for the digitally-challenged. (Many of you already seem pretty advanced in that area!)

    Looking forward to trying more of these amazing sound libraries as they become available, and as finances permit (not an easy one). The music done by Tari in Celtic Wind is profounding moving, as are all the demos of Bela D. And as for Mr. Garritan, he could only be a superhuman. Nothing else explains it!

    ---Saraswati
    Welcome to your first forum, my friend! .) Yes, I absolutely agree, this is one of the most normal and human forums I've ever stumbled upon, the moderating and communication level is as high as one gets.

    I am also quite new to sampling world, so you're not alone.

    As a specialist of native instruments, do you know of any library with duduk sounds? And what are your thoughts on QL RA?

    Good to have you with us.

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Welcome, Saraswati - with all those Japanese instruments, don't you also play an Indian vina? All the pictures I've seen of you show you holding one....

    And yes, Gary is no longer human. All those 40-hour workdays will do that to you. He's the one they chose to model for Mr. Incredible...
    Dasher
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    It's all about the music - really. I keep telling myself that...

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Saraswati,

    With your background in non-western music, you would really enjoy Herman Witkam's samples.

    His main site: http://www.herman-witkam.com/

    His RAW samples: http://www.herman-witkam.com/raw/

    BTW, where in AZ are you? I have relatives in the SE edge of the state.

    Welcome!

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Welcome Saraswati!
    Thanks for your words. This forum is amazing, full of talented people. I hope you really enjoy it.
    It is fantastic as well to have a mate who plays so many beautiful instruments.
    Eduardo Tarilonte |Sample Library Developer
    SampleLibraries |MyWeb

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Hi Saraswati,

    Welcome to one of the coolest music forums. and as you rightfully said, the hounting music from Tari and Bela D Media.

    I hope you enjoy the forum and the creativity that is bred here.

    Simon
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

    And now also at Flickr!

    http://flickr.com/photos/sounds-and-images/

    www.myspace.com/simonfielder

    NorthernSounds.NET.
    View Simon Fielder's Profile at NorthernSounds.net

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    How to reply?

    I'd like to know how to reply to such friendly and welcoming messages as these and haven't figured it out. There's the little "Post reply" image after the last message, which I clicked on, but nothing I see after each one, to respond individually. I know this must sound really foolish. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    You can either click the link "Quote" to include a specific post in your reply, or scroll down and click the black "Post Reply" icon.

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    Re: Hello from composer, player of rare instruments

    Quote Originally Posted by Saraswati
    Looking forward to trying more of these amazing sound libraries as they become available, and as finances permit (not an easy one). The music done by Tari in Celtic Wind is profounding moving, as are all the demos of Bela D. And as for Mr. Garritan, he could only be a superhuman. Nothing else explains it! I've just got total respect and admiration for all he's doing & am watching closely as new things develop. It's exciting and inspiring.

    ---Saraswati
    Saraswati,

    Welcome to the forum! You have joined a terrific community. The developers, like Bela D and the others here, are inspiring.

    I did not think anyone would have figure it out. Yes, I may appear superhuman, but I am merely a conduit and derive any superhuman abilities from the foum members here who are immensely talented, brilliant and more powerful than I.

    Below are pictured some of the superhuman forum members and am glad you have now joined their ranks. You seem to have extraordinary abilities too with all the instruments you play.

    You have an impressive background. And good to see a fellow harpist! I also own a paraguayan harp, celtic harp, koto and cheng.

    Looking foward to seeing you on the forum and glad you can join us!

    Gary Garritan



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    Re: How to reply?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saraswati
    I'd like to know how to reply to such friendly and welcoming messages as these and haven't figured it out. There's the little "Post reply" image after the last message, which I clicked on, but nothing I see after each one, to respond individually. I know this must sound really foolish. Can anyone help?
    If you need multiple quotes, go back and forth between replies on a topic scrolling down the page, copy and paste the desired text of a member, and put [*quote=member name] and [/quote] (without the * sign) in front and behind each of the pasted text. That way it's clear to whom exactly your replying to and to which part of each member's reply.

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