Tchaikovsky, Dance Of The Little Swans

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KVRist
61 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:47 pm

My attempt at a Virtual Instrument recreation of the piece, because this type of thing is one of the hardest things to do with samples and I wanted to torture myself for some reason.

I also tried to give it an old vinyl recording sort of vibe. Let me know what you think.

https://youtu.be/amax4_9ZbSM

KVRian
561 posts since 29 Feb, 2004 from Toronto

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:57 am

And they say torture is unreliable. Sounds nice, though a bit quiet sounding for me. Good job.
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KVRAF
1623 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:16 am

Excellent. Realistic sounding virtual instruments.
You created a very "space". What reverb did you use?

KVRist

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61 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:32 am

Morgaxx wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:57 am
And they say torture is unreliable. Sounds nice, though a bit quiet sounding for me. Good job.
I probably screwed up the part toward the end because I heard one recording which played that part super quiet and then it turns out most performances aren't that quiet so IDK
Bansaw wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:16 am
Excellent. Realistic sounding virtual instruments.
You created a very "space". What reverb did you use?
Thanks. The reverb is a bit of ValhallaRoom, but most of the samples were already recorded in a hall so they have some baked-in.

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fmr
KVRAF
10416 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:30 am

Sound is great. I just noticed some wrong notes, the phrasing of the strings could be corrected in some passages, and there was a sudden speed up, that was controlled little afterwards. Anyway, minor things, that could be easily corrected.

Could you give some more detail on the libraries used, how you layered them, etc.?
Fernando (FMR)

KVRist

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61 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:57 pm

fmr wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:30 am
Sound is great. I just noticed some wrong notes, the phrasing of the strings could be corrected in some passages, and there was a sudden speed up, that was controlled little afterwards. Anyway, minor things, that could be easily corrected.

Could you give some more detail on the libraries used, how you layered them, etc.?
I deliberately tried to use old stuff.

The bulk of the track is Symphonic Orchestra Gold. Orchestral Essentials For the Brass, CineWinds for the Bassoon, Cinematic Strings 2 for the Strings.

Pretty much everything is a layer of staccato notes for accents and Sustains/Legato. I have yet to meet an orchestral sample library where you don't have to layer these articulations to get the playability and agility out of it.

The strings are also combined with some of the slurred string articulations from Symphonic Orchestra.

KVRist
84 posts since 18 Oct, 2020 from Michigan

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:24 pm

This sounds great! Beautifully done.

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KVRian
822 posts since 3 Jul, 2006

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:39 am

I love it. Sounds great here! Cheers!

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KVRian
1202 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:24 am

Well done version of the beautiful classic song. Sounds good.

KVRist

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61 posts since 22 May, 2020

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:19 pm

strummy wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:24 pm
This sounds great! Beautifully done.
markkuja wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:24 am
Well done version of the beautiful classic song. Sounds good.
jackoo wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:39 am
I love it. Sounds great here! Cheers!
Thanks guys, I tried.

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KVRian
1234 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:28 am

Hey, I liked it, it does sound like a performance going to vinyl. Yeh, there's some rushing - that's probably the engineer signaling the conductor to move things along - and the hits at the end are too much, probably the result of the conductor sneezing and unintentionally provoking a quadruple forte from the players - but it's a lively performance. :)

Impressive use of the sound libraries !

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