Magic Garden

Posted by: MarioD

Magic Garden - 09/26/18 10:36 AM

Everyone needs a Magic Garden to unwind, meditate, and/or just to get some piece and quiet.

BiaB style = New Age w/ Shakuhachi Synth.
I did the following changes:
1-piano to a harp-Kontakt-Harp
2-Guitar to a Psaltery - Kontakt-Psaltery
3-string to a Choir - Play-Symphonic Choirs
4-drums-as is except I used many different sound sources
5-bass to a pad-Ultra Analog - Ambient-Whispering Wind

Secret sauces = I can't tell you. They are a secret! OK I'll tell ya, EQ, slight compression and the Studio One warming plug-in.

https://soundcloud.com/mario_guitar/magic-garden

Edit - I am playing the flute via my wind controller.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Magic Garden - 09/26/18 11:13 AM

A very enjoyable piece, Mario. Cool sounds.

(What do you mean by "the Studio warming plug-in"?)
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Magic Garden - 09/26/18 11:14 AM

Magic Garden is such a fitting title! It definitely reminds me of nature.

Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: Magic Garden - 09/26/18 02:41 PM

A style of music I enjoy a lot, Mario. You did well on this track.

I would also like to know what "the Studio warming plug-in" is?

Will
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Magic Garden - 09/26/18 02:58 PM

Hi MarioD! I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. Love the guitar work on this. Good sounding mixdown of all the elements too! What specifically did you like about the Studio One warming plugin Keep up the great work!
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: Magic Garden - 09/26/18 03:37 PM

Yep...magical. Especially loved the change just before the 2:00. Not only relaxing, but inspirational. Thanks for both. I needed that.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Magic Garden - 09/26/18 03:48 PM

Mario,

As always, your flair for creating musical ambience shines. I found this an enjoyable and relaxing listen and a fine way to spend 3 minutes.

I congratulate you and your use of the wind controller. You've really got this mastered!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Magic Garden - 09/27/18 07:08 AM

Wow - really nice work Mario smile It sounds so space-like, and so surreal. It is really pretty too, and your work on the wind controller really shines here. Not to mention, I don't think you could have chosen a more fitting title for this tune.

Great job and thanks for sharing!
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Magic Garden - 09/27/18 08:06 AM

Good stuff, Mario!

You are a master of new age music in my book, enjoyed the listen! Mix sounds fabulous through the 'phones.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Magic Garden - 09/27/18 01:03 PM

Great title and composition. We live in the woods and have no planted garden but encounter nature's magical gardens regularly throughout the trails.

Very nice!!!!

J&B
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Magic Garden - 09/27/18 03:53 PM

Mario,

A very soothing headphone listen- everything works well together ( percussion is subtle too).
Mind opening and peaceful... especially coming from a guy with 19
computer tabs open!

Robert
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Magic Garden - 09/27/18 04:42 PM

Mario

A lovely ambient piece - evocative and peaceful and some pretty playing.

Peter
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 04:22 AM

Nicely meditative, good combination of instruments to create the mood. I really like the percussions, your flute playing and the effecting in the pads.

Janne
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 06:46 AM

hi MarioD excellent sound track for movie nice work thanks eric
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 10:11 AM

Wow magic garden indeed. I am with Robert on this one. This was so cool to listen to on the headphones. So many cool sounds floating around. Well done Mario..
Posted by: beatmaster

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 10:17 AM

Magic being the prominent word and sound.

Honest I closed my eyes leaned back on the chair headphones on and I was gone.

That is some piece of equipment, the wind controller and well played.

Googled the biz on the wind controller, now on xmas list.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
A very enjoyable piece, Mario. Cool sounds.

(What do you mean by "the Studio warming plug-in"?)



Thanx Floyd. The Studio warming plug-in is Studio One Pro's console shaper. I used the smooth patina preset with a minor modification.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Magic Garden is such a fitting title! It definitely reminds me of nature.

Thanks for sharing!


Thanx so much Ember.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Will Josef
A style of music I enjoy a lot, Mario. You did well on this track.

I would also like to know what "the Studio warming plug-in" is?

Will


Thanx Will. The Studio warming plug-in is Studio One Pro's console shaper. I used the smooth patina preset with a minor modification
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi MarioD! I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. Love the guitar work on this. Good sounding mixdown of all the elements too! What specifically did you like about the Studio One warming plugin Keep up the great work!


Thanx Joe. The guitar work is BiaB's guitar track, I did not play a guitar on this one.

I felt that the plug-in took some of the digital edge off. That, IMHO, make the tracks blend better so it was more like analog.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Yep...magical. Especially loved the change just before the 2:00. Not only relaxing, but inspirational. Thanks for both. I needed that.


I'm glad you liked it Tangmo.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Mario,

As always, your flair for creating musical ambience shines. I found this an enjoyable and relaxing listen and a fine way to spend 3 minutes.

I congratulate you and your use of the wind controller. You've really got this mastered!

All the best,
Noel


Thanx so much Noel. I don't have that wind controller mastered but I am trying. I'm not ready for prime time yet.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - really nice work Mario smile It sounds so space-like, and so surreal. It is really pretty too, and your work on the wind controller really shines here. Not to mention, I don't think you could have chosen a more fitting title for this tune.

Great job and thanks for sharing!


Thanx so much Deryk for listening and commenting. I'm glad that you like it.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good stuff, Mario!

You are a master of new age music in my book, enjoyed the listen! Mix sounds fabulous through the 'phones.


Thanx. I'm not a master of new age music but I am a student of it. It is one of my favorite genres.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Great title and composition. We live in the woods and have no planted garden but encounter nature's magical gardens regularly throughout the trails.

Very nice!!!!

J&B


Thanx J&B. Actually my magic garden is walking through our wooded state parks, taking pictures. I find that very relaxing.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Mario,

A very soothing headphone listen- everything works well together ( percussion is subtle too).
Mind opening and peaceful... especially coming from a guy with 19
computer tabs open!

Robert


Thanx Robert. I need a magic garden with all the chaos going around in my mind!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Mario

A lovely ambient piece - evocative and peaceful and some pretty playing.

Peter


Thanx so much Peter.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:11 PM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Nicely meditative, good combination of instruments to create the mood. I really like the percussions, your flute playing and the effecting in the pads.

Janne


Janne, I really appreciate your comments, thanx.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi MarioD excellent sound track for movie nice work thanks eric


I'm glad you liked it Eric.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow magic garden indeed. I am with Robert on this one. This was so cool to listen to on the headphones. So many cool sounds floating around. Well done Mario..


Thank you so much Scott.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Magic being the prominent word and sound.

Honest I closed my eyes leaned back on the chair headphones on and I was gone.

That is some piece of equipment, the wind controller and well played.

Googled the biz on the wind controller, now on xmas list.



Thanx. The wind controller is an Akai EWI USB:

https://www.amazon.com/Akai-Professional-EWI-USB-Electronic/dp/B001MTKAD0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538165694&sr=8-2&keywords=akai+usb

This has no internal sounds. All of the sounds are computer VSTis.

There is an Akai with internal sounds but it costs more:

https://www.amazon.com/Akai-Professional-Electronic-Instrument-Wireless/dp/B00IJF00GW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538165813&sr=8-2&keywords=akai+wind+controller

This will also play VSTis.

I chose Akai because it has a pseudo trumpet fingering. I played trumpet and French horn years ago so the transition wasn't too hard. The octave rollers still give me the fits at times.

There are other brands of wind controllers out there so be sure to check them out also.
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Magic Garden - 09/28/18 11:52 PM

Hello, Mario

Yes, magic garden indeed.
Very nice ambient music!
The flute via your wind controller is really nice.
The use of each VST instrument is wonderful.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Magic Garden - 10/05/18 11:29 AM

A cool mystical, magical, musical journey!!! No one can do these type of pieces like you Mario!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: furry

Re: Magic Garden - 10/13/18 03:08 AM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Everyone needs a Magic Garden to unwind, meditate, and/or just to get some piece and quiet.

BiaB style = New Age w/ Shakuhachi Synth.
I did the following changes:
1-piano to a harp-Kontakt-Harp
2-Guitar to a Psaltery - Kontakt-Psaltery
3-string to a Choir - Play-Symphonic Choirs
4-drums-as is except I used many different sound sources
5-bass to a pad-Ultra Analog - Ambient-Whispering Wind

Secret sauces = I can't tell you. They are a secret! OK I'll tell ya, EQ, slight compression and the Studio One warming plug-in.

https://soundcloud.com/mario_guitar/magic-garden

Edit - I am playing the flute via my wind controller.



Mario, you're such a master with the new age style of music, I love ALL your tunes. Thia one would make a fabulous background for a nature documentary
Posted by: dani48

Re: Magic Garden - 10/13/18 04:11 AM

Hi, Mario !:))


Thought I had commented earlier
but seems it had gone into the
cyberspace ??? Anyhow, my friend,
this is a wonderfully ambient piece
with mysterious space sounds and
so interesting chords !:))

I love that kind of music and this
is from the top of that pile !!!

Cheers
Dani