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    "Snow Globe" Original Christmas Ballad

    http://soundcloud.com/john-bowen/snow-globe-1

    All done using Garritan Pocket Orchestra and Garritan Jazz & Big Band 3 except the Christmas bells, which are from Mixcraft 5.

    Enjoy and Happy Holidays
    John B.

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    Re: "Snow Globe" Original Christmas Ballad

    Another fine piece of work on the writing and arranging
    in this, JB. The clean, clear space and unabashed
    simplicity of songs like this is something I find very
    appealing.

    The one area I'd perhaps suggest a little more attention
    is the held soft cymbal rolls, which, to me, carry too
    long and seem a bit awkward. Maybe try breaking those
    up a little, and modulating the dynamics in waves to
    emphasize cadence?

    All the best,



    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: "Snow Globe" Original Christmas Ballad

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    The one area I'd perhaps suggest a little more attention
    is the held soft cymbal rolls, which, to me, carry too
    long and seem a bit awkward. Maybe try breaking those
    up a little, and modulating the dynamics in waves to
    emphasize cadence?
    Hi David! Thanks for the feedback. I'm afraid I'm lost in the terminology here. I must say I really don't know what the "soft cymbal rolls" would be. There are no cymbals used here. No percussion at all. Could you please clarify what sound you are referring to and at what point in time? Might you be referring to the "Christmas Bells" that show up in the chorus that are panned hard right?

    JB

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    Re: "Snow Globe" Original Christmas Ballad

    Roughly 2:31-2:58; more or less center-right.

    My ears aren't the greatest sometimes, John;
    Earlier I was listening at low volume on the JBL's,
    and would have sworn they were soft cymbal
    rolls -- but actually, on headphones now, I think
    they're high strings, well back in the mix.

    (One of the hazards of age is the high end of
    your hearing gets flaky -- which makes mixing
    a real challenge... rofl.)

    More I hear the tune, more I like it, by the way.

    Best,



    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: "Snow Globe" Original Christmas Ballad

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post

    (One of the hazards of age is the high end of
    your hearing gets flaky -- which makes mixing
    a real challenge... rofl.)
    Oooh! Don't remind me! I'll be coming up on that all too soon.

    Yes, they are strings there.
    Thanks for clarifying!
    JB

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