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#622131 - 11/07/20 11:39 AM [User Showcase] HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz
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I was improvising with a virtual instrument I really like called Bohemian Violin (by Virharmonic) and this melody came out. If you don't know Bohemian Violin, it's got AI in it so you just play it like the piano and it sounds pretty good. You don't have to worry about articulations and key switches.

But I needed chords to support the melody.

I worked out the chords in Band in a Box and, after some hunting around, chose the style Esquire Slow Celtic Waltz. It makes sense--it is kind of a Celtic waltz. I took out the piano from the style, so it's just guitar and bass that's left. I dragged those two audio tracks into Cubase and played the violin VI over it.

The performance on the violin was a first take, but then I messed with it quite a bit in MIDI. After that, I spent a long time writing and playing a lot of parts. I made it into a huge deal with strings and a trumpet, etc., but at the end of the day, I decided that it sounded best with just a violin and a simple accordion part, which came from a library called Balkan Ethnic Orchestra, by Strezov Sampling. (I also put in some cymbals from a free Spitfire Audio LABS thing, but every time I listen to it, it annoys me and I wish I hadn't.)

I rarely leave BIAB tracks in my final compositions, but I knew that if I tried to imitate this guitar part myself, it would take me forever and it wouldn't be as good. So here it is.

I have always found it peaceful and calming. I hope you like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeeWoaTGuBs&feature=youtu.be


Edited by Tiger The Frog (11/07/20 11:40 AM)
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#622133 - 11/07/20 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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Tiger The Frog, this sounds excellent! The guitar part you left in the production sounds right at home! It's a beautiful piece with a lovely melody! Take care and welcome to the forum! T
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#622177 - 11/07/20 05:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Tiger The Frog, this sounds excellent! The guitar part you left in the production sounds right at home! It's a beautiful piece with a lovely melody! Take care and welcome to the forum! T

Thanks, Torrey
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#622303 - 11/08/20 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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Tiger The Frog,
Pretty and calming composition. Very nice melody. BIAB guitar works very well and I like your virtual violin a lot. I thought that accordion was a bit high (EQ frequency), but that just personal thing smile Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#622307 - 11/08/20 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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Nice!
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#622376 - 11/09/20 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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Very pretty piece of music. Well done

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#622438 - 11/09/20 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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Sounded great. If it plays without keyswitching, I want that vst violin. Ouch, $230, maybe I can live without it. I agree about the cymbals. Nice work!!
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#622484 - 11/09/20 09:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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This is fabulous. A really gorgeous melody and equally gorgeous arrangement.

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#622872 - 11/12/20 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOME AGAIN - A Celtic Waltz [Re: Tiger The Frog]
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Really beautiful, emotional music!!! Gorgeous melody!! Take care. Greg

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