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#662713 - 07/02/21 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Reaching for the Clouds
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Reaching for the Clouds


This is my second attempt at a new age orchestral piece so be sure to let me know how I did, both good and bad.

BiaB Style - Space 1 - Spacious Soundtrack Sty

I deleted the drums and guitar tracks.

Note all instruments labeled KH are individual instruments from Kontakt - Kurt Hunter's Virtuoso orchestra software.

Bass - KH - bass
Cellos-Bass track up one octave - KH - cellos
Piano - Symthmaster - Pad - Distant Galaxy
Strings - 2058:strings, Rhythm Celtic Air EV 85 - KH - strings
melody- 2065:Piano, Rhythm New Age Alberti Pretty EV 100 - Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano

I am playing the following via my MIDI keyboard controller:
Lead violins, lead violas, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, and Trombone, all from KH.

Timpani and Cymbals from Kontakt.

Harp from Kontakt - Kurt Hunter's Diamond Orchestra.

All but the bass and cellos have reverb added, Breverb - preset - Cathedral



Edited by MarioD (07/02/21 11:53 AM)
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#662727 - 07/02/21 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Mario, this is beautiful! Bud and I have been watching lots of nature and travel shows lately and this would be a perfect soundtrack for one on National Parks. As the song was playing I was narrating the views for Bud and it was truly magnificent when we got to the crescendo so I figured that was when we got to El Capitan at Yosemite. Then we went along to glorious waterfalls, stunning rivers and ended with the deer cavorting in the meadow. smile

Janice

How to add to that?

Bud
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#662737 - 07/02/21 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Mario.
i echo everything that J and B said.
kudos to you. very peacefull relaxing sounds.
that KH lib has wow sounds.
best
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#662742 - 07/02/21 04:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario,

I'm not really qualified to comment in detail re this genre.

However I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your creation - lots of dynamics to keep me interested throughout.

Excellent work.

Best Regards
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#662747 - 07/02/21 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Nicely interwoven instruments. The horns and timpani added a bit a drama at about 2:34 which was soothed by the oboe a minute later. However, the ending didn't convey any great sense of having resolved anything but perhaps that's the result of never being able to actually grasp hold of a cloud. wink
Overall, a very pleasant listening experience.
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#662748 - 07/02/21 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

This is incredible. Should be in a soundtrack. Reminds me of Sibelius.


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Bob

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#662772 - 07/03/21 02:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

this is really amazing ! I had to close my eyes and were immediately taken away - my thoughts went astray. Guess that's what 'cinematic' is supposed to do, right?

Just wonderful!

Take care,

Stefan

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#662776 - 07/03/21 05:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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This is an amazing performance Mario. You're at the top of your game. Beautiful song and I enjoyed my listen.

Regardless of the targeted genre, this piece is a huge success in any genre.

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#662799 - 07/03/21 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

A beautiful piece.

Good mix.

Well done.

fj

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#662801 - 07/03/21 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario wow great peace of music yep j&b nail it awesome sound track the best yet sir thanks for sharing Eric
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#662810 - 07/03/21 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Mario,

Very nice composition that you deposit. It's sweet and well thought out. The orchestration is very pleasant. The harmony is perfect. Very pleasant instrumental atmosphere. Well done.

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#662847 - 07/03/21 08:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: MarioD]
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Very nice. Mellow yet epic Good work.
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#663038 - 07/06/21 06:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Mario, this is beautiful! Bud and I have been watching lots of nature and travel shows lately and this would be a perfect soundtrack for one on National Parks. As the song was playing I was narrating the views for Bud and it was truly magnificent when we got to the crescendo so I figured that was when we got to El Capitan at Yosemite. Then we went along to glorious waterfalls, stunning rivers and ended with the deer cavorting in the meadow. smile

Janice

How to add to that?

Bud


Thanx so much for the very kind review! Maybe Bud should make a video, add this song, and post it on youtube?
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#663039 - 07/06/21 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
Mario.
i echo everything that J and B said.
kudos to you. very peacefull relaxing sounds.
that KH lib has wow sounds.
best
OM


Thanx so much for listening and commenting. This "also old muso" appreciated it.
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#663040 - 07/06/21 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Mario,

I'm not really qualified to comment in detail re this genre.

However I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your creation - lots of dynamics to keep me interested throughout.

Excellent work.

Best Regards
Nigel


Nigel thanx for taking the time to listen and comment. I'm glad you liked this even though it is not your genre.
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#663041 - 07/06/21 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: Ghostgum]
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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
Nicely interwoven instruments. The horns and timpani added a bit a drama at about 2:34 which was soothed by the oboe a minute later. However, the ending didn't convey any great sense of having resolved anything but perhaps that's the result of never being able to actually grasp hold of a cloud. wink
Overall, a very pleasant listening experience.


Good point as I didn't think about the ending in that sense. Good information so thank you for that and for commenting.
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#663042 - 07/06/21 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Mario,

This is incredible. Should be in a soundtrack. Reminds me of Sibelius.


Regards,


Bob


Thanx so much Bob.
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#663045 - 07/06/21 06:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: Crossroads]
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Mario,

this is really amazing ! I had to close my eyes and were immediately taken away - my thoughts went astray. Guess that's what 'cinematic' is supposed to do, right?

Just wonderful!

Take care,

Stefan


Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I'm glad you liked it.
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#663046 - 07/06/21 06:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This is an amazing performance Mario. You're at the top of your game. Beautiful song and I enjoyed my listen.

Regardless of the targeted genre, this piece is a huge success in any genre.

Charlie


Thanx so much Charlie but I'm just an inexperienced musician when it comes to this genre. This guitar hacker has a lot to learn.
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#663047 - 07/06/21 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Reaching for the Clouds [Re: floyd jane]
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Mario,

A beautiful piece.

Good mix.

Well done.

fj


Thanx so much Floyd.
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