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    Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    Hello everyone,

    Here is The Imperial March by John Williams from Star Wars, first trilogy.

    I have worked all the week on it. But the third part of the march is not finished yet. I'm still working on it.

    Let me know what you're thinking about it.

    It's fully done with GPO4.

    Fred.
    There is no spoon.

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    Fred:

    Just excellent mixing and rendering on this mock-up. You
    certainly know to work with sampled sounds. Loved every
    second of it. Please finish it and we'll listen again.



    BRAVO, Fred

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    As to the sound: a bit more reverb, but not to bright. This has to sound a bit dark. And a detail: the 1/16th upbeat note in the trumpet (e.g. at 0:31) could sound a bit sharper and more detached from the other notes. For the rest, perfect. Go on!
    Theo

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    Dark, flinty and unrelenting - perfect marching music for a hardened race of nasty conquerors.

    Best regards,
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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    Hey Fred,

    Just excellent!! It's great to hear GPO being used so effectively! We should get your Imperial March and my Main Title together and show what GPO can really do!

    Nice work, indeed.

    -John
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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    It sounds beautifully rendered. The only complaint I can offer I feel like there's A. Not enough low end, and too much violins and violas.

    Also guys. Don't forget John Williams Jurassic Park theme:
    http://www.box.net/shared/a806tsd9q0


    And the Jurassic Park March:
    http://www.box.net/shared/nle8rdc1uf
    Yours Truly,
    TubaJediMaster
    May the Fourth Be With You

    My demos:
    http://www.box.net/shared/ejtluyupfb

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    Hi everyone,

    to all:
    Thanks for your replies.

    Sorry, for the delay to respond your replies. As my dad has gone, I had some hard days. I will finish the piece as soon as the pain has gone.

    @John & tubajedimr: excellent work. Just a few points to my ears: I suggest you to make more humanization and you may exaggerate a little more the strong steps. I usually add the velocity +10 to the strong step and +5 to the weak step. This will mark more the steps of the piece. I would also use the AG layers to be more aggressive in the forte sections. Also, you may approximate the tempi. To my ears, the tempi are too strict. Note that the conductor does not always beat the tempo perfectly like a robot.

    And, also, don't forget the Raiders March.

    Fred.
    There is no spoon.

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by boulifb View Post
    Sorry, for the delay to respond your replies. As my dad has gone, I had some hard days. I will finish the piece as soon as the pain has gone.
    If that means what I think it means, my sincere condolences, Fred. Although a community like this is virtual, we do understand the pain. If you need to "speak", or whatever, perhaps we can support you a bit.
    Theo

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    You understood well. Thanks for your words (even if it is only words).
    There is no spoon.

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    Re: Star Wars: The Imperial March by John Williams

    I have updated the file.

    It's almost finished. I still have 18 measures to do.

    Enjoy,

    Fred.
    There is no spoon.

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